May 30, 2012
jocund (adjective)
\JAH-kund\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: merry, jolly
How do you use it?
In Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet," Romeo tells Juliet that "Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops."
Are you a word wiz?

Which one of these sentences do you think uses "jocund" correctly?

Sentence A doesn't work because it doesn't make sense to describe wire as "jocund." You can also disregard C, since it uses "jocund" as a noun instead of an adjective. The name of the flower called the "jonquil" should appear there instead. When the score became tied in D, it is likely that the fans became "tense" or "anxious" as they worried that their team might lose to their rivals. That leaves us with B, and the partygoers who were able to entertain themselves.
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