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Apr 26, 2007
This week's theme
Words having vowels aeiou once and only once, and in order

This week's words
abstemious
caesious
anemious
facetious
annelidous

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facetious

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facetious (fuh-SEE-shus) adjective

Jocular or humorous, often inappropriately.

[From Latin facetus (witty).]

"Prof Bailey is particularly incensed that in some cases, the presiding judge makes facetious comments which trivialise the issue."
Barbara Gloudon; Of Bling and School Uniforms; Jamaica Observer; Mar 23, 2007.

See more usage examples of facetious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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