Dictionary Inspiration

Stumped by the blank page or canvas? Feeling creative, but haven’t a clue what to use as a jumping-off point? Try what I did and pull out your dictionary. There are a ton of great ideas in here! Here’s what I found and each one is something I could easily use as a concept—literally or figuratively. Dust off your own dictionary and see what words jump out as you. I’m going to pin my list up on my bulletin board and pull from it for a while.

A
ab.a.cus
al.lure
am.bro.si.a

B
bi.cy.cle
blaze
bub.ble

C
cal.en.dar
Cap.ri.corn
char.treuse

D
daze
de.bunk
drag.on.fly

E
ef.fer.vesce
egg.shell
e.mo.tion.al.ist

F
fau.na
feath.er
friv.o.lous

G
Gael.ic
gar.lic
gra.da.tion

H
Haiti
heart.string
hy.per.bo.le

I
ice
il.lu.mi.nate
in.fec.tious

J
jig.saw
jour.ney
jux.ta.pose

K
ker.nel
kit.chen
knap.sack

L
lad.der
lin.gual
lyr.i.cal

M
mag.net.ic
math.e.mat.i.cal
met.a.mor.pho.sis

N
nee.dle
nes.tle
non.con.form.ist

O
o.chre
ol.ive
os.mo.sis

P
phi.lan.thro.py
pic.nic
pris.on.er

Q
quad.rant
qui.na.ry
quix.ot.ic

R
rab.bit
rev.e.la.tion
rhyth.mic

S
Scot.tish
se.cre.cy
square

T
tal.is.man
thun.der.bolt
tour.ni.quet

U
ul.u.lation
un.mask
up.root

V
ves.per
vi.ta.min
voy.age

W
wa.ver
win.ter
wo.ven

X
xe.ni.a
xy.lo.graph
xy.lo.phone

Y
yel.low
yo-yo
yum.my

Z
zeal
ze.ro
zy.mur.gy

 

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