Humorous Vocabulary Activity 5.3 8 th grade LA Mrs. Shelley

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Humorous Vocabulary. Activity 5.3 8 th grade LA Mrs. Shelley. Sarcasm: noun. Synonyms 1 . bitterness , ridicule. a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark. Sarcasm. Sarcasm. Laughable: adjective such as to cause laughter; funny; amusing; ludicrous. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Humorous VocabularyActivity 5.3

8th grade LAMrs. Shelley

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• Synonyms 1. bitterness, ridicule

a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark

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Laughable: adjective such as to cause laughter; funny; amusing; ludicrous

• Synonyms humorous, droll, comical, ridiculous;

• Antonyms sad, melancholy

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Witty - noun1. possessing wit in speech or writing; amusingly clever in perception and expression: a witty writer. 2. characterized by wit: a witty remark. 3. British Dialect . intelligent; clever.

Synonyms droll, funny, original, sparkling, brilliant

Antonyms dull, stupid

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Ironic adjective

• using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

• coincidental; unexpected

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not reverent; manifesting or characterized by irreverence; deficient in veneration or respect: an irreverent reply. (reverent means deeply respectful)

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Mockingverb1. to attack or treat with ridicule, contempt, or derision. 2. to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech; mimic derisively

Synonyms deride; taunt, flout, gibe; chaff, tease. See ridicule. cheat, dupe, fool, mislead.

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1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by hysteria. 2. uncontrollably emotional. 3. irrational from fear, emotion, or an emotional shock.

Synonyms hilarious, uproarious, laughable, ludicrous

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Cute1. attractive, especially in a dainty way; pleasingly pretty: a cute child; a cute little apartment. 2. appealing and delightful; charming: What a cute toy! 3. affectedly or mincingly pretty or clever; precious: The child has acquired some intolerably cute mannerisms.

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Amusingadjective 1. pleasantly entertaining or diverting: an amusing speaker. 2. causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining: an amusing joke.


1. charming, cheering, lively.2. laughable, delightful, funny.

That which is amusing is quietly humorous or funny in a gentle, good-humored way.

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Light-heartedadjective carefree; cheerful; a lighthearted laugh.

Synonyms cheery, joyful, blithe, happy, glad, merry, jovial, jocund.

Antonyms cheerless, melancholy, gloomy.

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Outburstnoun 1. a sudden and violent release or outpouring: an outburst of tears. 2. a sudden spell of activity, energy, etc.

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Guffawnoun 1. a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter.

verb (used without object) 2. to laugh loudly and boisterously.


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Titterverb (used without object) 1. to laugh in a restrained, self-conscious, or affected way, as from nervousness or in ill-suppressed amusement.

noun 2. a tittering laugh.

Synonyms 1. snicker, snigger, giggle.

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Groannoun 1. a deep, inarticulate sound uttered in derision, disapproval, desire, etc.

verb (used without object) 2. to utter a deep, mournful sound expressive of pain or grief.

3. to suffer greatly or lamentably: groaning under an intolerable burden.

SynonymsObjection murmurbemoanObject whine

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Smileverb (used without object) 1. to assume a facial expression indicating pleasure, favor, or amusement, but sometimes derision or scorn, characterized by an upturning of the corners of the mouth. 2. to regard with favor: Luck smiled on us that night. 3. to have a pleasant or agreeable appearance or aspect, as natural scenes, objects, etc.: The landscape smiled in the sunlight.

SynonymsSmirk laughGrin beam