EMOTION THESAURUS

AMUSEMENT



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The inner landscape of your characters (especially your protagonist) is the lifeblood that runs through your story. Emotions, and how they're expressed, are tied deeply to a character’s personality and which positive traits and negative traits will manifest. To bring your readers in deeper through shared experience, consider filtering the setting descriptions through your character’s emotions while also exploring important colors, textures, and shapes through his or her senses.
DEFINITION:
Appealing to the sense of humor; to feel entertainment or delight

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A shiny or rosy face
Raised or wiggling eyebrows
Snorting, laughing
Chuckling or cackling
Displaying a wide grin
Exchanging knowing looks with others
Witty commentary
Making joking observations
Turning away and bursting out in laughter
A playful pinch, nudge, or shove
Eyes squinting, lit with an inner glow or twinkle of mischief
Smirking or offering a bemused smile
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM AMUSEMENT:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED AMUSEMENT:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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