expression 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 a.amusing; funny
He looked so comical in that hat.
comedy 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 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 n.a practical joke or mischievous act
I've had enough of your childish pranks.
cheer up 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 v.to tell a joke
I cracked a few jokes to try to cheer everyone up.
circumstance 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 n.the mood or character of a situation
I didn't like the place - it had bad vibes.
prevailing a.existing at a particular time
The prevailing mood is one of optimism.
principle n.a moral rule or standard of good behaviour
She'd never ask to borrow money, on principle.
offensive a.causing someone to feel deeply hurt, upset, or angry
He says he regrets that the comment was offensive.
motion picture n.movie
Are we careless in the treatment of motion picture films?
down in the dumps a.unhappy
She’s down in the dumps because all her friends are out of town.
idolize v.to admire and respect someone very much, often too much
She idolized her father.
hilarious a.extremely funny and causing a lot of laughter
Her jokes are absolutely hilarious.
offend v.to make someone upset or angry
I've never knowingly offended him.
occupy v.to keep someone busy or interested
On long journeys I occupy myself with solving maths puzzles.
indulge v.allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of
I love champagne but I don't often indulge myself.
sense of humor n.your ability to understand funny things
We have the same sense of humour.
jocular a.humorous; funny
Michael was in a very jocular mood at the party.
chuckle v.laugh quietly or inwardly
She was chuckling as she read the letter.
express v.to show a feeling, opinion, or fact
Words can't express how happy I am.
relieve v.cause (pain, distress, or difficulty) to become less severe or serious
The drug was used to promote sleep and to relieve pain.
perspective n.a particular way of viewing things that depends on one’s experience and personality
He brings a new perspective to the job.
bond n.a strong feeling of friendship
The experience created a very special bond between us.
humor 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 n.a wise saying
He remembered the old adage "Look before you leap".
humorous a.funny, or making you laugh
Her latest book is a humorous look at teenage life.
innate a.inborn; natural
Her dance expresses the innate beauty of the human spirit.
jolly a.happy and cheerful
She was a jolly, kindhearted woman.
flamboyant 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 a.noisy, energetic, and cheerful
Their culture says it is OK to be boisterous , to be loud and speak your mind.
annoying a.making you feel slightly angry
It's really annoying when a train is late and there's no explanation.
contagious 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 adv.by everyone; in every case
Progress is not always universally welcomed.
sarcastic 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.