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Word: jocose

Definition: given to(having a tendency of) joking


Sentences Containing 'jocose'

But it may be pleaded for Jervas that a good deal of this rigidity is due to his abhorrence of the light, flippant, jocose style of his predecessors.
Steerforth, after very much improving Mrs. Gummidge's spirits by a cheerful salutation and a jocose embrace, took my arm, and hurried me away.
The fly-drivers, among whom I inquired next, were equally jocose and equally disrespectful; and the shopkeepers, not liking my appearance, generally replied, without hearing what I had to say, that they had got nothing for me.

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::: enterprising - full of initiative; showing enterprise
::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
::: scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
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::: dauntless - bold; fearless
::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
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