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Word: chortle

Definition: chuckle with delight; N.

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::: juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
::: gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
::: nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
::: codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
::: idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
::: prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
::: alimentary - supplying nourishment
::: prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
::: incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
::: overweening - arrogant; presumptuous