OBNOXIOUS ALPHABET (2018)

  • OBNOXIOUS ALPHABET
    There are many words in our language rendered useless due to time. People are constantly changing, and with them their slang. Phrases are swapped in favor of simpler and more relevant ones, leaving the worn and well used words inked permanently in dust covered dictionaries. These are words only unveiled for term papers or SAT preparation. Words that you may have read once in a now yellow-paged novel. This series isn’t meant to bring them back, but just to simply acknowledge their existence in our evolving language.
  • A is for ABSCOND, to run away, often taking something along (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • B is for BILK, to cheat someone out of what is due (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • C is for CUPIDITY, extreme greed for material wealth (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • D is for DIRGE, a song of mourning as a memorial (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • E is for EXTOL, to praise, glorify, or honor (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • F is for FETTER, a shackle for the ankles or feet (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • G is for GOURMAND, a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • H is for HEGEMONY, the dominance or leadership of one social class over another (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • I is for INCOATE, only partially in existence (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • J is for JOCULAR, or cheerful (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • K is for KNELL, the slow ringing of a bell to announce a death (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • L is for LARGESSE, liberality in bestowing gifts (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • M is for MAUDIN, effusively or insincerely emotional (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • N is for NADIR, the lowest point of anything (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • O is for OBSTREPEROUS, noisily or stubbornly defiant (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • P is for PHLEGMATIC, showing little or no emotion (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • Q is for QUIVOTIC, not sensible about practical matter (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • R is for RIFE, excessively abundant (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • S is for STAID, characterized by dignity and propriety (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • T is for TOME, a large and scholarly book (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • U is for UPBRAID, to express criticism towards (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • V is for VOCIFEROUS, conspicuously and offensively loud (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • W is for WINSOME, charming in a childlike way (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • X is for XENIAL, a friendly relationship between two parties (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • Y is for YEARLING, an animal or person a year old (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor
  • Z is for ZEALOT, a fanatatic (2018) Ballpoint pen and watercolor