Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vocab Day #9

risible |ˈrizəbəl|adjectivesuch as to provoke laughter a risible scene of lovemaking in a tent.• rare (of a person) having the faculty or power of laughing; inclined to laugh.DERIVATIVESrisibility |ˌrizəˈbilətē| nounrisibly |-blē| adverbORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in the sense [inclined to laughter] ): from late Latin risibilis, from Latin ris- ‘laughed,’ from the verb ridere.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great word! Much more upbeat than the last one. :)

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