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Visual Vocabulary: Gelid

Gelid: icy; extremely cold. 

As in, “Every winter I arm myself with my knit hat, giant scarf, snuggie, USB hand warmers, wool socks and snow boots, yet somehow I'm still gelid. I wish a chorus of hairdryers would come warm me up. Guess I’ll just have to wait until the spring thaw.”

Visual Vocabulary: gelid, Julie Rado Design


Now I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. Which is why I put all of those links in the definition: so you, too, can re-create my winter look in the comfort and privacy of your own home! You may think I’m joking about wearing all that gear, but I’m really not. (OK, maybe I trade the snow boots for slippers, but only because I don’t want salt grime on the carpet). (If only you could see me right now, I’ve been wearing my down winter jacket for the last three hours as I did this illustration). Damn you, polar vortex. Damn you.

Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.