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Visual Vocabulary: Weltschmerz

Weltschmerz: Sadness on thinking about the evils of the world. As in, “Some days, the sense of Weltschmerz when listening to the news is just too much for me, so I have to turn on some mind-numbing fluff music to keep myself from feeling all the feelings.”

Visual Vocabulary: weltschmerz, Julie Rado Design

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I think we’ve all felt some Velt-shmerts with the news lately, haven’t we? Thankfully, there are things like Mommy unicorns giving birth to triplets at the zoo to keep us hopeful. 


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.


Visual Vocabulary: Thaumaturge + Ensorceled

Thaumaturge: one who practices magic or sorcery.
Ensorcel: to bewitch or enchant someone.

As in, "The thaumaturge gazed deep within his crystal ball and asked his tiny pet unicorn for answers to all of life's deepest questions as the swirling mist of the miniature mountain range ensorceled him."

Visual Vocabulary: thaumaturge and ensorceled, Julie Rado Design

It's a twofer! I mean really, these two words are like peas and carrots, cookies and milk, LARPers and lightning bolts. I couldn't cram the definition doodads in here, but I figured ya'll could do without them. Plus, it's always better to have unicorn silhouettes over boring definitions, so I think I made the right choice.


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.