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aristophanic

Of or pertaining to Aristophanes, the Athenian comic poet.

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schtick

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtick; shtik; schtik.
    • give him a shtik cake
    • he's a shtik crazy
    • he played a shtik Beethoven
  • noun (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    shtick; shtik; schtik.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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screwball

  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot; crank.
  • noun a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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standup

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skit

  • noun a short theatrical episode

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sidesplitting

  • adjective satellite very funny
    killing.
    • a killing joke
    • sidesplitting antics

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shtick

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtik; schtik; schtick.
    • give him a shtik cake
    • he's a shtik crazy
    • he played a shtik Beethoven
  • noun (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    shtik; schtik; schtick.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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knockabout

  • noun a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
  • adjective satellite full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
    boisterous.
    • boisterous practical jokes
    • knockabout comedy

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costarring

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carolean

  • adjective of or relating to the life and times of kings Charles I or Charles II of England
    Caroline.

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slapstick

  • noun a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
  • noun acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone

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pummel

  • verb strike, usually with the fist
    biff; pommel.
    • The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators

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zany

  • noun a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; twat; jackass; goofball.

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lysistrata

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unfunny

  • adjective satellite not funny; especially failing to achieve the intended humor
    • a very unfunny joke

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cornball

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seinfeld

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improvisational

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duo

  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; twain; yoke; couplet; pair; duet; brace; dyad; duad.
  • noun two performers or singers who perform together
    duette; duet.

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atellan

Of or pertaining to Atella, in ancient Italy; as, Atellan plays; farcical; ribald. -- n. A farcical drama performed at Atella.

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starring

  • adjective satellite indicating the most important performer or role
    stellar; leading; prima; star.
    • the leading man
    • prima ballerina
    • prima donna
    • a star figure skater
    • the starring role
    • a stellar role
    • a stellar performance
  • verb feature as the star
    star.
    • The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man

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pratfall

  • noun a fall onto your buttocks
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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revue

  • noun a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
    review.

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extemporal

Extemporaneous; unpremeditated. Obs. B. Jonson. -- Ex*tem"po*ral*ly, adv. Obs.

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troupe

  • noun organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
    company.
    • the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel

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thriller

  • noun a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie

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shakespearian

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearean.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearean.
    • Shakespearean plays

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duo

  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; twain; yoke; couplet; pair; duet; brace; dyad; duad.
  • noun two performers or singers who perform together
    duette; duet.

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farcical

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; ludicrous.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair

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satirize

  • verb ridicule with satire
    lampoon; satirise.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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shakespearean

Of, pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare or his works. Written also Shakespearian, Shakspearean, Shakspearian, Shaksperean, Shaksperian.etc.

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headliner

  • noun a performer who receives prominent billing
    star.

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zany

  • noun a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; twat; jackass; goofball.

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satirise

  • verb ridicule with satire
    lampoon; satirize.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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chekhovian

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spoof

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb make a parody of
    burlesque; parody.
    • The students spoofed the teachers

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shavian

  • noun an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
  • adjective of or relating to George Bernard Shaw or his works

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thriller

  • noun a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie

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colgate

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scriptwriter

  • noun someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas

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blackface

  • noun the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro

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routine

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    modus operandi.
  • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    turn; bit; number; act.
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

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madcap

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; tearaway; impulsive; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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whodunit

  • noun a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
    mystery; mystery story.

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lowbrow

  • noun a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
    anti-intellectual; philistine.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of a person who is not cultivated or does not have intellectual tastes
    uncultivated; lowbrowed.
    • lowbrow tastes

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soubrette

  • noun a pert or flirtatious young girl
  • noun a minor female role as a pert flirtatious lady's maid in a comedy

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raunchy

  • adjective satellite earthy and sexually explicit
    • a raunchy novel
  • adjective satellite suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
    lewd; salacious; obscene.
    • lewd whisperings of a dirty old man
    • an indecent gesture
    • obscene telephone calls
    • salacious limericks

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troupe

  • noun organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
    company.
    • the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel

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hbo

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special

  • noun a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    • they are having a special on pork chops
  • noun a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

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satiric

  • adjective satellite exposing human folly to ridicule
    satirical.
    • a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine

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album

  • noun one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
    record album.
  • noun a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

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flintstone

  • noun pebbles of flint used in masonry construction

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libretto

  • noun the words of an opera or musical play

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offbeat

  • noun an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
    upbeat.
  • adjective satellite informal terms; strikingly unconventional
    quirky; kinky; way-out; far-out.

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sitcom

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    situation comedy.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    situation comedy.

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wacky

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; goofy; sappy; whacky; silly; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books
  • adjective satellite informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
    loco; loopy; bats; haywire; nuts; balmy; kooky; nutty; barmy; around the bend; buggy; kookie; loony; whacky; crackers; round the bend; daft; dotty; batty; cracked; fruity; bonkers.
    • it used to drive my husband balmy

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genteel

  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; polite; cultured; civilized; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society

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rerun

  • noun a program that is broadcast again
    • she likes to watch `I love Lucy' reruns
  • verb broadcast again, as of a film
    rebroadcast.

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sennett

  • noun United States filmmaker (born in Canada) noted for slapstick movies (1880-1960)
    Mack Sennett.

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tartuffe

A hypocritical devotee. See the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

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roughhouse

  • verb engage in rough or disorderly play

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shorts

  • noun trousers that end at or above the knee
    trunks; short pants.
  • noun underpants worn by men
    underdrawers; drawers; boxers; boxershorts.

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mozartian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Mozartean.

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headliner

  • noun a performer who receives prominent billing
    star.

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rumbustious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; robustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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monologue

  • noun speech you make to yourself
    soliloquy.
  • noun a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

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chaucerian

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plutus

(Class. Myth.) The son of Jason and Ceres, and the god of wealth. He was represented as bearing a cornucopia, and as blind, because his gifts were bestowed without discrimination of merit.

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gilbertian

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the style of William S. Gilbert
    • Gilbertian libretti
  • adjective satellite wildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas
    • a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings"- T.C.Worsley

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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uproarious

  • adjective satellite uncontrollably noisy
    rackety; rip-roaring.
  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; hilarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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sitcom

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    situation comedy.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    situation comedy.

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gig

  • noun long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    fizgig; fishgig; lance; spear.

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deadpan

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    unexpressive; impassive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read
  • adverb without betraying any feeling
    • she told the joke deadpan

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tootsie

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rollicking

  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    sportive; coltish; frolicsome; frolicky.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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showcase

  • noun a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect
    show window.
    • it was a showcase for democracy in Africa
  • noun a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
    case; display case; vitrine.

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hilarious

  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; uproarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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sidekick

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; buddy; chum; brother; pal.

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gross

  • noun twelve dozen
    144.
  • noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    receipts; revenue.

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overture

  • noun orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio
  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    prelude; preliminary.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner

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satirical

  • adjective satellite exposing human folly to ridicule
    satiric.
    • a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine

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club

  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    nine; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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campy

  • adjective satellite providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities
    camp.
    • they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
    • campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's

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burlesque

  • noun a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; parody.

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lighthearted

  • adjective satellite carefree and happy and lighthearted
    light-hearted; blithe; lightsome; blithesome.
    • was loved for her blithe spirit
    • a merry blithesome nature
    • her lighthearted nature
    • trilling songs with a lightsome heart

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sketch

  • noun preliminary drawing for later elaboration
    study.
    • he made several studies before starting to paint
  • noun a brief literary description
    vignette.

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sennet

A signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage. Obs.

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gag

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    joke; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
    muzzle.

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wisecrack

  • noun witty remark
    sally; quip; crack.
  • verb make a comment, usually ironic

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satirize

  • verb ridicule with satire
    lampoon; satirise.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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festive

  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; merry; gay.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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stooge

  • noun a person of unquestioning obedience
    flunky; yes-man; flunkey.
  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks
    laughingstock; goat; butt.

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showcase

  • noun a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect
    show window.
    • it was a showcase for democracy in Africa
  • noun a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
    case; display case; vitrine.

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rabelaisian

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Francois Rabelais or his works
    • Rabelaisian characters

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yoknapatawpha

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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jacobean

Of or pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration in the time of James the First, of England. "A Jacobean table." C. L. Eastlake.

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playhouse

  • noun plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of
    wendy house.

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bawdy

  • noun lewd or obscene talk or writing
    bawdry.
    • it was smoking-room bawdry
    • they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy
  • adjective satellite humorously vulgar
    off-color; ribald.
    • bawdy songs
    • off-color jokes
    • ribald language

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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tragical

  • adjective satellite very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    tragic.
    • a tragic face
    • a tragic plight
    • a tragic accident

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cabaret

  • noun a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink
    night club; club; nightspot; nightclub.
    • don't expect a good meal at a cabaret
    • the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night
    • he played the drums at a jazz club
  • noun a series of acts at a night club
    floorshow; floor show.

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anarchistic

  • adjective of or related to anarchism or tending toward anarchism

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ingenue

  • noun an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
  • noun an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

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bittersweet

  • noun poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
    bittersweet nightshade; climbing nightshade; poisonous nightshade; woody nightshade; deadly nightshade; Solanum dulcamara.
  • noun twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
    climbing bittersweet; waxwork; shrubby bittersweet; false bittersweet; staff vine; Celastrus scandens; American bittersweet.

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caper

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  • noun pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces

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bathetic

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; mushy; soppy; kitschy; hokey; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry

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routine

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    modus operandi.
  • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    turn; bit; number; act.
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

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