Dictionary of Humorous Words: Vocabulary Building (Paperback)

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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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Product Details
ISBN: 9781500544973
ISBN-10: 1500544973
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 25th, 2014
Pages: 76
Language: English