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Word: chortle

Definition: chuckle with delight; N.


More Vocab Words

::: proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
::: effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
::: hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
::: laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
::: incorporeal - without a material body; insubstantial
::: functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
::: enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
::: errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
::: assiduous - diligent