VCR Lesson 5
Fill in the blank with the correct word!
When Gatsby reunited with Daisy, he spoke about their romance with a certain ______ as if nothing could go wrong.
- Lightness in speech or behavior; especially unbecoming jocularity; frivolity.
- Parts of Speech: noun
- Origin: Latin levis, "light"
- Jocularity: given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited for joking or jesting
- Frivolity: lack of seriousness or sense
- Gravity (Heaviness)
Examples of Levity in Movies
Choose the sentence in which the bold-faced word is used incorrectly.
- Jenny was shocked to see Ben speak with such levity at his grandmother's funeral.
- The movie Marley and Me is notorious for its levity because it is impossible to watch without crying.
- After getting college acceptance letters, most seniors speak with levity about the future.
- The levity in the girl's voice was unmistakable after her first date with a cute boy.