When you ask someone what distinguishes humans from other animals, her answer will reveal what's most important to her, whether that's music, conversation, literature, reasoning, empathy, or the risible faculty: that is, our ability to laugh. "Hyenas notwithstanding," added a risible Kansas City Star reporter.
Risible people are funny, or able to laugh, or often laughing.
"Guéguen was reporting that men are less likely to assist women who tie up their hair... The description alone triggered a laughing spell in Heathers—not an uncommon reaction to science he finds risible."
Explain the meaning of "risible" without saying "absurd" or "laughable."
Fill in the blanks: "(When one person asked a question), (someone else) gave a risibly inaccurate (guess, estimate, claim, reason, or excuse)."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. The opposite of RISIBLE is