Alyssa Gutierrez

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At Amanda's marriage, alcohol brought _________ to her divorced parents, and they laughed uncontrollably and even danced frivolously together.
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n. Lightness in speech or behavior, especially unbecoming jocularity; frivolity.


  • Giddiness
  • Hilarity
  • Mirth
  • Silliness


  • Depression
  • Gravity
  • Heaviness
  • Gloom

Latin Roots

Levis is light, but gravis is heavy.

Based off of the Latin roots, levity and gravity are antonyms. Gravity, however, literally means the force the causes objects to have weight. Levity can be used to describe lightness in weight, but it is more frequently used to describe behavior or speech.

Choose the INCORRECT sentence

1. When Sophia is happy, she writes poetry dedicated to her levity.

2. Patients who are given laughing gas often experience levity and behave humorously.

3. Mark's cat died, and he entered a phase of levity in which he was severely depressed.

4. After being unemployed for a year, Madison had levity when she was finally hired again.






The answer is sentence 3 because it uses levity's opposite meaning. A depressed person would not have levity.