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Visual Vocabulary: Bumptious

Bumptious: self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree. As in, “Claire’s not just confident, she’s downright bumptious.”

Visual Vocabulary: bumptious, Julie Rado Design


I imagine Claire Underwood gets up in the morning and on her vanity there’s a framed card that says “Bumptious Biznatch.” Right? I haven’t started watching season three yet, but somehow I imagine her thirst for power hasn’t been quenched. Maybe she’ll step over Frank and take the presidency...Now that would be some good TV.

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.