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 reference to someone who can not tolerate opposing beliefs or opinions. (1)
Usually a reference to members of two political parties. (1)
Two-footed animals or creatures normally including humans, various kinds of birds, monkeys, etc. (1)
A comment or statement which is very sarcastic and the opposite of what it normally means. (1)
To try to convince someone by using flattery and by being especially nice to the person. (3)
That which is intended to influence an opinion or to persuade others to make desired decisions. (1)
Conveying a feeling of not being impressed or a lack of interest about something because of having experienced it so often before. (3)
A costly or serious mistake. (1)
An announcement or a written praise on the outer jacket of a book. (1)
High-sounding, pompous, inflated, or pretentious speaking. (3)
A drug that makes someone calm; comments or notions which are meant to make others feel happier or calmer; however, they are usually boring, not original, and so they are ineffective. (2)
Someone who is very interested in and very knowledgeable about a particular subject or field of activity. (1)
Insincere or foolish talk, nonsense; especially by a politician; political wind-bagging. (1)
A condition which involves floating in a liquid or in the air; by extension, cheerfulness or a joyfulness of the spirit. (1)
Pertaining to being happy, cheerful, and confident; as if, floating in the air. (1)