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GRE Word of the Day: 2.4.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 03:49 AM

Jocular - {adjective}

1. Given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking  or jesting; waggish; facetious

Synonyms:

amusing, blithe, camp, cheerful, comic, comical, crazy, daffy, droll, facetious, flaky, frolicsome, gay, gleeful, happy, humorous, jesting,  jokey, joking, jolly, joshing, jovial, joyous, laughable, lighthearted, lively, ludicrous, merry, mischievous, pleasant, roguish, sportive, teasing, wacky, waggish, whimsical, witty

Antonyms:

morose, serious, unfunny

Example Sentences:

1. The plump and jocular Englishman was perfect for the part of Falstaff.

2. The professor's jocularity was entertaining at first, but eventually the students found it off-putting, as they yearned for some serious discussion in the class.

 

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