Words of Topic: Laughing

Word group for topic: Laughing, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Laughing

expression  Speak
n.
the look on someone's face, showing what they feel or think
She looked at him with a surprised expression on her face.
comical  Speak
a.
amusing; funny
He looked so comical in that hat.
comedy  Speak
n.
a (type of) film, play, or book that is intentionally funny either in its characters or its action
His latest movie is described as a "romantic comedy".
joke  Speak
n.
something, such as a funny story or trick, that is said or done in order to make people laugh
She spent the evening cracking (= telling) jokes and telling funny stories.
prank  Speak
n.
a practical joke or mischievous act
I've had enough of your childish pranks.
cheer up  Speak
v.
to stop feeling depressed and become more cheerful
She was sick so I sent her some flowers to cheer her up.
crack a joke  Speak
v.
to tell a joke
I cracked a few jokes to try to cheer everyone up.
circumstance  Speak
n.
a fact or event that makes a situation the way it is
The meeting has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.
vibe  Speak
n.
the mood or character of a situation
I didn't like the place - it had bad vibes.
prevailing  Speak
a.
existing at a particular time
The prevailing mood is one of optimism.
principle  Speak
n.
a moral rule or standard of good behaviour
She'd never ask to borrow money, on principle.
offensive  Speak
a.
causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry
He says he regrets that the comment was offensive.
motion picture  Speak
n.
movie
Are we careless in the treatment of motion picture films?
down in the dumps  Speak
a.
unhappy
She’s down in the dumps because all her friends are out of town.
idolize  Speak
v.
to admire and respect someone very much, often too much
She idolized her father.
hilarious  Speak
a.
extremely funny and causing a lot of laughter
Her jokes are absolutely hilarious.
offend  Speak
v.
to make someone upset or angry
I've never knowingly offended him.
occupy  Speak
v.
to keep someone busy or interested
On long journeys I occupy myself with solving maths puzzles.
indulge  Speak
v.
allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of
I love champagne but I don't often indulge myself.
sense of humor  Speak
n.
your ability to understand funny things
We have the same sense of humour.
jocular  Speak
a.
humorous; funny
Michael was in a very jocular mood at the party.
chuckle  Speak
v.
laugh quietly or inwardly
She was chuckling as she read the letter.
express  Speak
v.
to show a feeling, opinion, or fact
Words can't express how happy I am.
relieve  Speak
v.
cause (pain, distress, or difficulty) to become less severe or serious
The drug was used to promote sleep and to relieve pain.
perspective  Speak
n.
a particular way of viewing things that depends on one’s experience and personality
He brings a new perspective to the job.
bond  Speak
n.
a strong feeling of friendship
The experience created a very special bond between us.
humor  Speak
n.
the quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech
They are full of raw Taiwanese humor and literary surprises.
adage  Speak
n.
a wise saying
He remembered the old adage "Look before you leap".
humorous  Speak
a.
funny, or making you laugh
Her latest book is a humorous look at teenage life.
innate  Speak
a.
inborn; natural
Her dance expresses the innate beauty of the human spirit.
jolly  Speak
a.
happy and cheerful
She was a jolly, kindhearted woman.
flamboyant  Speak
a.
(of a person or their behavior) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness
The writer's flamboyant lifestyle was well known.
boisterous  Speak
a.
noisy, energetic, and cheerful
Their culture says it is OK to be boisterous , to be loud and speak your mind.
annoying  Speak
a.
making you feel slightly angry
It's really annoying when a train is late and there's no explanation.
contagious  Speak
a.
spread from one person or organism to another by direct or indirect contact.
The infection is highly contagious, so don't let anyone else use your towel.
universally  Speak
adv.
by everyone; in every case
Progress is not always universally welcomed.
sarcastic  Speak
a.
using remarks that clearly mean the opposite of what you say, in order to hurt someone's feelings
He said some sarcastic comments on their failures.