Use Fancy Words: risible

Use Fancy Words: risible #theeverygirl

Fancy word Everygirls should know: risible

Why we chose this fancy word: One of our writing interns, Mary Mullen, was enjoying brunch last weekend and giggling as one of her friends told a story. "You ladies are so risible this morning!" the waitress said as she refilled their coffee mugs. Right then, Mary pulled out her phone and looked up the definition of the word.

Definition: risible (adj.) pronunciation: riz-uh-buhl

  1. causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
  2. having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.
  3. pertaining to or connected with laughing.

Use this word in a sentence: The risible three-month-old couldn't yet form words, but she loved to smile and laugh.

Have you been using past fancy words?

blandishment = something that flatters or coaxes
innocuous = not harmful
fruition = attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment
libation = a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity
ubiquitous = existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time
chimerical = highly unrealistic; wildly fanciful
pithy = brief or forceful
euphemism = nice way of saying something unpleasant
loquacious = talkative, babbling
osculation = a kiss
resplendent = having a splendid appearance
pedantic = ostentatious in one’s learning
compendium = summary or account of a subject

 

Credits

Jessica Durrant #theeverygirl

Jessica Durrant

illustrator
Melanie Stone #theeverygirl

Melanie Stone

writing intern