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)
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A system of government or business which has many complicated rules and ways of doing things all of which slow any effective actions or results; also known as, red tape. (1)
An unacceptable piece of writing, bad penmanship, incorrect spelling, etc. (1)
A reference to harsh, loud, and unpleasant sounds. (1)
A combination of discordant and harsh sounds, dissonance; an unpleasant combination of loud, often jarring, sounds. (1)
Relating to someone who is pale like a corpse, or a dead body, and very thin and ghastly. (1)
Related to distress and misery; that which is deplorable or very miserable. (1)
Someone who writes with an artistic and elegant style of penmanship. (1)
An art or skilled production of superior or first-class handwriting. (2)
A way of hiding people or things so they can't be seen or recognized. (1)
A professional female singer; especially, of opera. (1)
Pertaining to something that is commodious and exceeding what is normal. (2)
Descriptive of issues that are of primary importance and essential for success. (1)
Feeding by preying on animals and eating the flesh of their bodies. (2)
To reject, discharge, or to fire someone from an occupation; usually, for doing something that is unacceptable. (2)
To criticize severely for doing something that is unacceptable and aggravating. (1)