Let’s play word association…

Pick which “bold, beautiful” image ties to the word (and definition below):

Leptosome: A person with a slender, thin, or frail body.
Tarantism: A disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to dance.
Scripturient: Possessing a violent desire to write.
Gorgonize: To have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on: Stupefy or petrify
Welter: A confused mass; a jumble; turmoil or confusion.
Acersecomic: A person whose hair has never been cut.
Fanfaronade: Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.


Source: See more at Unusual words rendered in bold, beautiful graphics @ explore-blog


  1. I’m often struck with a fit of tarantism on a Friday night, wine glass in hand, something yummy cooking on the stove…..


  2. Alex Jones says:

    I liked how the images related so well to the words.


  3. Today I am a welter…a wilted, worn, welter…still no power, still too hot. BUT – my son and daughter-in-law got power last night so I am now slowly trying to remember what it is like to feel cool…:-)


  4. Hey! nice post!! I wanted to tell you…read this http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/ and let me know what you think!
    Agree or not??


    • Thanks for sharing. Lori also passed the article along. I happen to directionally agree although I would argue that it is far easier to avoid the “Busy Trap” if you are financially secure and stable and have a job that offers you that flexibility. Jumping completely “off grid” is not an option for many with families, and some who maintain two jobs and need to meet other obligations. Is it aspirational? Absolutely. I’m with him on pursuing and living the dream. Thanks again. 🙂


  5. Interesting images to fit the word meanings. The words seem like something from ages ago.


    • At least you’ve heard of the words. Foreign language to me Ledia. 🙂


      • One of my favorite classes in high school was a vocabulary class I took as a junior. Learning about root words, prefixes, suffixes and which language the English word came from felt as if I had opened a box of magic! I have adored the study of languages ever since.


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