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Word: chortle

Definition: chuckle with delight; N.


More Vocab Words

::: susceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
::: unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
::: detonation - explosion
::: incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
::: apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
::: onus - burden; responsibility
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
::: decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man