Difficult Word : Levity

Levity: LEV i tee : Noun – lightness, frivolity, unseriousness

To levitate something is to make it so light that it floats up into the air.

Levity comes from the same root and has to do with a different kind of lightness.

The speaker’s levity was not appreciated by the convention of funeral directors who felt that a convention of funeral directors was no place to tell jokes.

The judge’s attempt to inject some levity into the dreary court proceedings (by setting off a few firecrackers in the jury box) was entirely successful.

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