Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

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.

More Vocab Words

::: inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
::: matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
::: guileless - without deceit
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: pendulous - hanging; suspended
::: travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
::: improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
::: substantiate - support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
::: contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
::: unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.