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 for jocular
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  jocular \joc"u*lar\ (j[o^]k"[-u]*l[~e]r), a. [L. jocularis, fr.
     joculus, dim. of jocus joke. See Joke.]
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     1. Given to jesting; jocose; as, a jocular person.
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     2. Sportive; merry. "Jocular exploits." --Cowper.
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              The style is partly serious and partly jocular.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  jocular
      adv 1: with humor; "they tried to deal with this painful subject
             jocularly" [syn: jocosely, jocular]
      adj 1: characterized by jokes and good humor [syn: jesting,
             jocose, jocular, joking]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "jocular":
     Attic, biting, brilliant, buxom, clever, comic, comical, droll,
     facetious, frivolous, funny, gleeful, hilarious, humorous,
     humorsome, jesting, jocose, jocund, joking, joky, jolly, joshing,
     jovial, joyful, joyous, keen, keen-witted, laughable,
     laughter-loving, ludicrous, merry, mirth-loving, mirthful, mordant,
     nimble-witted, playful, pointed, pungent, quick-witted,
     rapier-like, rejoicing, risible, salt, salty, scintillating, sharp,
     smart, sparkling, sportive, sprightly, whimsical, witty
  
  

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