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Word of the Day — July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012 - Scott Viau
Risible — RIZ-ible — such as to provoke laughter

Example: "In Anthony Lane's snide review of the Spider-Man movie, he described supposedly serious moments he considered ridiculous: 'Spider-Man, wounded in the leg, hitches a ride on a succession of huge cranes, in a scene that even the most Soviet realist would have considered risible.'"

 
 

 

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