What does association mean?
The power of words, then, lies in their ASSOCIATIONS - the things they bring up before our minds. Words become filled with meanig for us by EXPERIENCE; and the longer we live, the more certain words recall to us the glad and sad events of our past; and the more we read and learn, the more the number of words that mean something increases.
What does associations and its appositive 'the things they bring up before our minds' mean? Do you think 'experience' should be 'experiences'? Thank you.