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Springboard Unit 5 8th grade Humor Vocabulary

Springboard Unit 5 8th grade Humor Vocabulary

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  • 1. Humorous Vocabulary Springboard Activity 5.3 8th grade Mrs. Miller
  • 2. Sarcasm: noun • Synonyms 1. bitterness, ridicule a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark
  • 3. Sarcasm
  • 4. Sarcasm
  • 5. Laughable: adjective such as to cause laughter; funny; amusing; ludicrous • Synonyms humorous, droll, comical, ridiculous; • Antonyms sad, melancholy
  • 6. Witty- noun 1. 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
  • 7. Ironic adjective • using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning • coincidental; unexpected
  • 8. Irreverent adjective not reverent; manifesting or characterized by irreverence; deficient in veneration or respect: an irreverent reply. (reverent means deeply respectful)
  • 9. Mocking verb 1. 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.
  • 10. Hysterical adjective 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
  • 11. Cute 1. 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.
  • 12. Mirthful adjective 1. joyous; jolly: a mirthful laugh. 2. providing mirth; amusing: a mirthful experience. Synonyms entertaining lighthearted enjoyable vivacious cheerful carefree
  • 13. Amusing adjective 1. pleasantly entertaining or diverting: an amusing speaker. 2. causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining: an amusing joke. Synonyms 1. charming, cheering, lively. 2. laughable, delightful, funny. That which is amusing is quietly humorous or funny in a gentle, good-humored way.
  • 14. Light-hearted adjective carefree; cheerful; a lighthearted laugh. Synonyms cheery, joyful, blithe, happy, glad, merry, jovial, jocund. Antonyms cheerless, melancholy, gloomy.
  • 15. Outburst noun 1. a sudden and violent release or outpouring: an outburst of tears. 2. a sudden spell of activity, energy, etc.
  • 16. Guffaw noun 1. a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter. verb (used without object) 2. to laugh loudly and boisterously. Synonyms laughter shriek shout roar howl
  • 17. Giggle verb (used without object) 1. to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, especially with short, repeated gasps and titters, as from juvenile or ill- concealed amusement or nervous embarrassment. noun 2. a silly, spasmodic laugh; titter. Synonyms Twittersnicker Chucklechortle
  • 18. Chuckle verb (used without object) 1. to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction: They chuckled at the child's efforts to walk. 2. to laugh to oneself: to chuckle while reading. noun 3. a soft laugh, usually of satisfaction. Synonyms Snickerchortle Laugh smile
  • 19. Titter verb (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.
  • 20. Snicker verb (used without object) 1. to laugh in a half- suppressed or disrespectful manner. verb (used with object) 2. to utter with a snicker. noun 3. a snickering laugh. Synonyms Chucklechortle giggle Smirksneer
  • 21. Groan noun 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. Synonyms Objectionmurmur bemoan Objectwhine
  • 22. Smile verb (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. Synonyms Smirklaugh Grinbeam
  • 23. Smirk verb (used without object) 1. to smile in an affected, smug, or offensively familiar way. noun 2. the facial expression of a person who smirks. Synonyms sneer leer grin beam