Word a Day Revisited Index of Cartoons Illustrating the Meanings of Words
(as presented by Mickey Bach, the cartoonist who defined words with related illustrations)
Click on the image name in this list that you would
like to see and the page where it is located will be presented.
Sometimes you will see more than one illustration for a word entry,
which is meant to provide you with a better understanding of the words.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the idea that complex ideas can be conveyed with images or illustrations. If this is true, then you will be able to comprehend THOUSANDS of WORDS by clicking on the links in this index.
A sign or omen that indicates what will happen in the future. (2)
A favorable or promising omen or sign that something good will happen. (2)
Plain and simple; unadorned, without luxury. (1)
Severity of manner, life, etc.; sternness; rigorous self denial. (1)
Pertaining to economic policies by which governments reduce the amount of money they spend for welfare, retirements, public wages, etc. (1)
Being independent, free, and self-directing. (1)
A terrible dread of being without anyone else or a morbid fear of being alone. (1)
avarice (usually no plural)
A strong desire for wealth as soon as possible. (1)
Characteristic of being eager to possess and to keep a lot of money; greedy to gain many material things. (2)
Keeping, raising, or caring for birds; usually, for the purpose of selling them to pet stores or to individuals. (1)
Having a strong interest and enthusiasm for someone or something. (3)
To harass, to hound, to pester, or to annoy others. (1)
A person's particular field of skill, knowledge, interest, or authority. (1)
Referring to harmful threats or causing detrimental or destructive activities. (4)
A reference to something that is boring, trite, unoriginal, or of no interest to others. (2)