The Closing Word: Risible


Image of Closing Word LogoThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you how to specifically implement it in business. A well-spoken, intelligent agent inspires confidence with clients and colleagues alike.

This week’s closing word:

risible

Pronounced: (RIZ-uh-buhl)

Adjective:
Such as to provoke laughter.

Synonyms:
ludicrous – ridiculous – laughable – comical – funny

We highly recommend this short article from Vocabulary.com, which shows the nuanced meaning of risible:

https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/tasty-morsels/vocabulary-shout-out-ann-hornaday-for-risibly/

Example:

“Watching our neighbor try to make a hot tub out of a kiddie pool, shop vac, and a propane tank made for arisible¬†evening.”

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