Humour, laughter and amusement – the three key ingredients that spice up the dish of life and create a positive environment-benefit us physically, psychologically and socially.
Choose the option that is closest in meaning to the main word and complete the sentence.
1. flippant (flip-uh nt)
The prime minister shocked the audience with his ____ remarks about racism.
(a) serious (b) frivolous (c) insightful
2. jape (jeyp)
The real estate agent was known to _____ whenever he was uncertain of the facts.
(a) joke (b) stammer (c) digress
3. cachinnating (kak-uh-neyt-ing)
At the party, the children could not stop _____ when the clown fell into pool.
(a) laughing loudly (b) feeling sorry (c) staring intently
4. knee-slapper (nee-slap-er)
The stand-up comedian had the audience in splits with his final ______.
(a) famous riddle (b) magic trick (c) hilarious joke
5. levity (lev-i-tee)
As they sit around the bonfire, the soldiers add ____ to their day by exchanging funny instances from their childhood.
(a) sensibility (b) humour (c) chastity
1. B, 2. A, 3. A, 4. C, 5. B
The clues will help you find the answers to complete the word pyramid. Each answer must contain the previous answer. You may arrange the words with a new letter.
Hint: Start from the top
1. The first letter of the English alphabet
2. Preposition used to indicate place or position
3. Scholastic Aptitude Test is commonly known as
4. Green, Black, White, Oolong, Herbal are types of
5. Segregating people as per hereditary occupation
6. Aspects or features of a particular subject or topic
7. Devices that regulate the flow of water or any liquid
8. Confronts, defies
9. Frivolous, not serious
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