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Dictionary of Humorous Words

Vocabulary Building · English Word Power

by Manik Joshi

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What are "Humorous Words"?What is Humor? [HUMOUR [(British English) | HUMOR (AMERICAN ENGLISH)]Humor is something that is funny, comical, or amusingDefinition 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 somebodyego-surfing [noun] – the activity of searching your name in different websites on Internetiron rations [noun] – a small amount of food carried for emergency by soldiers, etc. while climbing or walkingunhand [verb] – to release somebody that you are holdingBesides "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 organizationExample- (phrasal verb): gird (up) your loins – to get ready to do a difficult task or activityNOTE: Many 'Humorous Words' are also used in 'formal', 'informal' or other senseExample:BEASTbeast [noun] [Humorous] – a person or thing who is unpleasantbeast [noun] [Informal] – a thing of a particular typebeast [noun] [Formal] – a large and dangerous animalDetailed list of 'humorous words', parts of speech they belong to, and their meanings are as follows: Humorous Words — Aabaya [noun]a full-length, sleeveless outer garment worn by Arabsabdicate [verb]to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomachabibliophobia [noun]the fear of running out of reading materialabomasums [noun]the fourth stomach of a ruminant, such as a cow or sheepabsquatulate [verb]to abruptly leave or abscond with somethingacademe [noun]the world of studying, teaching, etc. at academic institutions e.g. universities and collegesaccoutrements (accouterments) [noun]pieces of equipment that are required for an activity; accessoriesacerbate [verb]to embitter somebodyacidulous [adjective]rather sour or sharp in speech, manner, etc.adjourn to... [phrasal verb]to go to another place to calm downof advanced years | sb's advanced age [idiom]used to show that somebody is 'very old' or agedagelast [noun]one who never laughsaglet [noun]the plastic tip on the end of a shoelacealack [exclamation]used to express sadness or regretallegator [noun]someone who allegesallergic [adjective]strong dislike towards somebodyamatory [adjective]relating to physical activity or desireamphibology [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 endanencephalous [adjective]lacking a brainanfractuous [adjective]circuitous or windinganguilliform [adjective]resembling an eelanserine [adjective]goose-like | silly or foolishantediluvian [adjective]traditional or out-of-dateanthropophagy [noun]cannibalismapolaustic [adjective]devoted to the seeking of enjoymentapple-knocker [noun]ignorant or unsophisticated personappurtenance [noun]a smaller part of something larger, superior or more significantarchipelago [noun]a chain of islandsargle-bargle [noun]meaningless and abundant talk or writingargus-eyed [adjective]vigilant, referring to Argos, a Greek mythological watchman with a hundred eyesargute [adjective]shrewdargy-bargy [noun]noisy arguingassignation [noun]a secret meeting with a loverautotomy [noun]the casting off of a limb or other part of the body by an animal under threat, such as a lizardavuncular [adjective]uncle-like

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Publisher:
Manik Joshi
Imprint:
Smashwords Edition
Publication Date:
2014
Series:
English Word Power

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Manik Joshi (Author)

Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an internet marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (cre...

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