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Dictionary of Humorous Words: Vocabulary Building

Dictionary of Humorous Words: Vocabulary Building

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  • Manik Joshi
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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  • 9781500544973
  • 9 X 6 X 0.16 inches
  • 0.25 pounds
  • Language Arts & Disciplines > Spelling & Vocabulary
  • English
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What is Humor? [HUMOUR [(British English) - HUMOR (AMERICAN ENGLISH)] - Humor is something that is funny, comical, or amusing - Definition of 'Humorous Words' -- Words that are intended to be amusing, entertaining, funny, or comical are called humorous words. - Examples: beak [noun] - large or pointed nose of somebody; ego-surfing [noun] - the activity of searching your name in different websites on Internet; iron rations [noun] - a small amount of food carried for emergency by soldiers, etc. while climbing or walking; unhand [verb] - to release somebody that you are holding - Besides Humorous Words, there are some Idioms and Phrasal Verbs which are used to express humor (amusement or funniness) - Example- (idiom): a big cheese - a very important and influential person in a big organization - Example- (phrasal verb): gird (up) your loins - to get ready to do a difficult task or activity - NOTE: Many 'Humorous Words' are also used in 'formal', 'informal' or other sense - Example: BEAST -- beast [noun] [Humorous] - a person or thing who is unpleasant; beast [noun] [Informal] - a thing of a particular type; beast [noun] [Formal] - a large and dangerous animal - Detailed list of 'humorous words', parts of speech they belong to, and their meanings are as follows: Humorous Words - A-- abaya [noun]- a full-length, sleeveless outer garment worn by Arabs - abdicate [verb]- to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach - abibliophobia [noun]- the fear of running out of reading material - abomasums [noun]- the fourth stomach of a ruminant, such as a cow or sheep - absquatulate [verb]- to abruptly leave or abscond with something - academe [noun]- the world of studying, teaching, etc. at academic institutions e.g. universities and colleges - accoutrements (accouterments) [noun]- pieces of equipment that are required for an activity; accessories - acerbate [verb]- to embitter somebody - acidulous [adjective]- rather sour or sharp in speech, manner, etc. - adjourn to... [phrasal verb]- to go to another place to calm down - of advanced years - sb's advanced age [idiom]- used to show that somebody is 'very old' or aged - agelast [noun]- one who never laughs - aglet [noun]- the plastic tip on the end of a shoelace - alack [exclamation]- used to express sadness or regret - allegator [noun]- someone who alleges - allergic [adjective]- strong dislike towards somebody - amatory [adjective]- relating to physical activity or desire - amphibology [noun]- grammatically ambiguous phrase or sentence (e.g.: he talked to his son and his daughter) - amphisbaena [noun]- a mythical serpent with a head at each end - anencephalous [adjective] - lacking a brain - anfractuous [adjective]- circuitous or winding - anguilliform [adjective]-resembling an eel - anserine [adjective]- goose-like - silly or foolish - antediluvian [adjective]- traditional or out-of-date - anthropophagy [noun]- cannibalism - apolaustic [adjective]- devoted to the seeking of enjoyment - apple-knocker [noun] ignorant or unsophisticated person - appurtenance [noun]- a smaller part of something larger, superior or more significant - archipelago [noun]- a chain of islands - argle-bargle [noun]- meaningless and abundant talk or writing - argus-eyed [adjective]- vigilant, referring to Argos, a Greek mythological watchman with a hundred eyes - argute [adjective]- shrewd - argy-bargy [noun]- noisy arguing - assignation [noun]- a secret meeting with a lover -autotomy [noun]- the casting off of a limb or other part of the body by an animal under threat, such as a lizard - avuncular [adjective]- uncle-like
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