English Vocab 11 & 12

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English Vocab 11 & 12
2011-11-13 23:47:36
English Vocab 11 12

English Vocab 11 12
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  1. Banter
    playful, teasing talk
  2. Caricature
    an image or representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  3. Droll
    amusingly odd
  4. Facetious
    not meant to be taken seriously, witty, to say something but not mean it
  5. Flippant
    • shallow
    • disrespectful, uncaringly witty (ex. OMG the lady got hit by a
    • truck...oh wel she was gonna die eventually was a flappant response)
  6. Hilarity
    serious laughter, uncontrolled laughter (like hilarious)
  7. Ludicrous
    to cause laughter b/c its ridiculous, stupid, silly
  8. Mirth
    joy, good spirits, amusement or laughter
  9. Whimsical
    playful, witty, unpredictable, impulsive, light hearted
  10. Witticism
    clever remark, wise crack
  11. Analogy
    a comparison, a simple ratio of words
  12. Antithesis
    opposing, a direct or an exact opposite of an idea or thesis
  13. Commensurate
    equal in measure, proportion
  14. Congruence
    same agreement, harmony, conformity, or correspondence
  15. Deviate
    to turn aside from, change side or direction
  16. Disparity
    inequality (or the condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference)
  17. Heterogeneous
    mixed, consisting of many different elements varied
  18. Homogeneous
    similar in kind or nature. uniform
  19. Nuance
    subtle or slight degree difference of meaning. A lil bit of a dif in meanin
  20. Tantamount
    equivalent, as in value, force, effect