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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


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


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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