Next installment in my vocabulary blogging:


It is safe to say that I am generally jocose, sometimes to a fault.

Anyway, this word also hails from The American Civil War by John Keegan.  Here is the context:

The circumstances of Meade’s appointment were inappropriately jocose.

The definition is here:


given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful: a jocose and amusing manner.