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growling

  • noun a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)
  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    growl.

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tongue-in-cheek

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; bantering.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • adverb in a bantering fashion
    banteringly.
    • he spoke to her banteringly

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Edward Lear.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    King Lear.

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standup

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caesar

  • noun conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
    Julius Caesar; Gaius Julius Caesar.
  • noun United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
    Sid Caesar; Sidney Caesar.

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bait

  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; lure; sweetener; hook.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    decoy; lure.

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ridiculous

  • adjective satellite inspiring scornful pity
    silly; pathetic.
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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dumbbell

  • noun an exercising weight; two spheres connected by a short bar that serves as a handle
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; booby; dope; pinhead; boob.

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sappy

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; 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 abounding in sap
    • sappy maple trees
    • sappy kindling wood

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liveliness

  • noun general activity and motion
    animation.
  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    life; sprightliness; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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tv

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    telecasting; television; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • noun an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
    goggle box; television; boob tube; tv set; television receiver; telly; idiot box; television set.
    • the British call a tv set a telly

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graph

  • noun a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
    graphical record.
  • verb represent by means of a graph
    chart.
    • chart the data

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jubilance

  • noun a feeling of extreme joy
    jubilancy; jubilation; exultation.

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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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debunking

  • noun the exposure of falseness or pretensions
    repudiation.
    • the debunking of religion has been too successful
  • verb expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
    debunk; expose.
    • The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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tingle

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingling.

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fervor

  • noun feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fervidness; fire; ardor; fervour; ardour; fervency.
    • he spoke with great ardor
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervour; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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dislike

  • noun an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    disfavor; disapproval; disfavour.
  • noun a feeling of aversion or antipathy
    • my dislike of him was instinctive

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pleasing

  • noun the act of one who pleases
  • verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    delight; please.
    • These colors please the senses
    • a pleasing sensation

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friendly

  • noun troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
    • friendlies came to their rescue
  • adjective characteristic of or befitting a friend
    • friendly advice
    • a friendly neighborhood
    • the only friendly person here
    • a friendly host and hostess

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feria

  • noun a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated
    • in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so `secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday
  • noun (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint

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belonging

  • noun happiness felt in a secure relationship
    • with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging
  • verb be owned by; be in the possession of
    belong.
    • This book belongs to me

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frivolousness

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolity.

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seventh

  • noun position seven in a countable series of things
  • noun one part in seven equal parts
    one-seventh.

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song

  • noun a short musical composition with words
    vocal.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs
  • noun a distinctive or characteristic sound
    • the song of bullets was in the air
    • the song of the wind
    • the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

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waggish

  • adjective satellite witty or joking
    • Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer"- James Fenimore Cooper

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keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Buster Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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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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facetious

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    bantering; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice

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comic_strip

  • noun a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
    cartoon strip; funnies; strip.

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good_nature

  • noun a cheerful, obliging disposition

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rabidness

  • noun unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm
    rabidity; madness.
    • poetry is a sort of divine madness

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lark

  • noun North American songbirds having a yellow breast
    meadowlark.
  • noun a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
    pipit; titlark.

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felicity

  • noun pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
    felicitousness.
  • noun state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
    happiness.

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rapturous

  • adjective satellite feeling great rapture or delight
    rhapsodic; enraptured; ecstatic; rapt.

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dirty_joke

  • noun an indelicate joke
    blue story; dirty story; blue joke.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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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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sociableness

  • noun the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
    sociability.

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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chico

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
    Leonard Marx; Marx.

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jeu_d'esprit

  • noun a witty comment or writing

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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chaplin

  • noun English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
    Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin.

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blue_story

  • noun an indelicate joke
    dirty joke; dirty story; blue joke.

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recreation

  • noun an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
    diversion.
    • scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists
    • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
    • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation
  • noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
    refreshment.
    • time for rest and refreshment by the pool
    • days of joyous recreation with his friends

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frisson

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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risible

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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ingratitude

  • noun a lack of gratitude
    ungratefulness.

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camaraderie

  • noun the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
    comradeship; comradeliness; chumminess; comradery.

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shaggy_dog_story

  • noun a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness

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hope

  • noun a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    • it revived their hope of winning the pennant
  • noun the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    • in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

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guy

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • noun an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

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jocoseness

  • noun the trait of merry joking
    merriness; humorousness; jocosity.

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walking_on_air

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; blissfulness; bliss; seventh heaven.

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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hill

  • noun a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    • they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia
  • noun structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    mound.
    • they built small mounds to hide behind

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schtik

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtick; shtik; 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
    shtick; shtik; schtick.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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be

  • noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
    atomic number 4; glucinium; beryllium.
  • verb have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
    • John is rich
    • This is not a good answer

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fathead

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.

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crow

  • noun black birds having a raucous call
  • noun the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)

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sendup

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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punning

  • noun a humorous play on words
    pun; wordplay; paronomasia.
    • I do it for the pun of it
    • his constant punning irritated her
  • verb make a play on words
    pun.
    • Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning

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rhineland

  • noun a picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river
    Rheinland.

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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gracie_allen

  • noun United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
    Allen; Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; Gracie.

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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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exuberant

  • adjective satellite joyously unrestrained
    high-spirited; ebullient.
  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; excessive.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed

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admirability

  • noun admirable excellence
    wonderfulness; admirableness.

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wow

  • noun a joke that seems extremely funny
    sidesplitter; riot; howler; belly laugh; scream; thigh-slapper.
  • verb impress greatly
    • The speaker wowed the audience

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chuckle

  • noun a soft partly suppressed laugh
    chortle.
  • verb laugh quietly or with restraint
    chortle; laugh softly.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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poke

  • noun tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
    scoke; Phytolacca americana; garget; pigeon berry.
  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    dawdler; laggard; drone; lagger; trailer.

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convulse

  • verb make someone convulse with laughter
    • The comedian convulsed the crowd
  • verb be overcome with laughter

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blunderer

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; fumbler; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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jocular

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; joking; jocose.
  • adverb with humor
    jocosely.
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly

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good_humour

  • noun a cheerful and agreeable mood
    good temper; good humor; amiability.

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euphoriant

  • noun a psychoactive drug that tends to produce elation and euphoria
  • adjective satellite tending to produce euphoria

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tucker

  • noun United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
    Benjamin Ricketson Tucker.
  • noun United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
    Sophie Tucker.

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victory_celebration

  • noun a celebration following a victory in a battle or sports competition

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version

  • noun an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint
    • his version of the fight was different from mine
  • noun something a little different from others of the same type
    edition; variant; variation.
    • an experimental version of the night fighter
    • a variant of the same word
    • an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone
    • the boy is a younger edition of his father

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low_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque

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propre

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charade

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; burlesque; parody.
  • noun a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades

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swift

  • noun United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
    Gustavus Franklin Swift.
  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Jonathan Swift; Dean Swift.

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fearlessness

  • noun feeling no fear
    bravery.
  • noun the trait of feeling no fear

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melancholy

  • noun a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  • noun a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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pinhead

  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; booby; dope; boob; dumbbell.
  • noun the head of a pin

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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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harlequinade

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; clowning; frivolity; buffoonery; prank.

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laugh_loudly

  • verb laugh boisterously
    guffaw.

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benny

  • noun East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
    sesame; benne; benni; Sesamum indicum.
  • noun United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
    Benjamin Kubelsky; Jack Benny.

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gawk

  • noun an awkward stupid person
    clod; oaf; goon; lout; lump; lummox; stumblebum; lubber.
  • verb look with amazement; look stupidly
    goggle; gape; gawp.

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victory

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    triumph.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense

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topper

  • noun a worker who makes or adds the top to something
  • noun a worker who cuts tops off (of trees or vegetables etc.)

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francois_rabelais

  • noun author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
    Rabelais.

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gloat

  • noun malicious satisfaction
    glee; gloating.
  • verb dwell on with satisfaction
    crow; triumph.

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humility

  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    humbleness.
    • not everyone regards humility as a virtue
  • noun a humble feeling
    humbleness.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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witticism

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    wittiness; wit; humor; humour.

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archness

  • noun inappropriate playfulness
    perkiness; pertness; impertinence; sauciness.

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roaring

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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sadness

  • noun emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
    unhappiness.
  • noun the state of being sad
    sorrow; sorrowfulness.
    • she tired of his perpetual sadness

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shoot_a_line

  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; vaunt.

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celebration

  • noun a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
    jubilation.
  • noun any joyous diversion
    festivity.

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arthur_stanley_jefferson_laurel

  • noun United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)
    Laurel; Stan Laurel.

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squall

  • noun sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
  • verb make high-pitched, whiney noises
    wawl; waul.

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merriment

  • noun a gay feeling
    gaiety.
  • noun activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    fun; playfulness.
    • I do it for the fun of it
    • he is fun to have around

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fellow_feeling

  • noun sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
    sympathy.

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comradeliness

  • noun the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
    comradeship; camaraderie; chumminess; comradery.

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cuckoo

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

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conceit

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    self-love; amour propre; vanity.
  • noun an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

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laughter

  • noun the sound of laughing
    laugh.
  • noun the activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn
    • he enjoyed the laughter of the crowd

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eurythmy

  • noun the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding
    eurhythmy; eurhythmics; eurythmics.

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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shooter

  • noun a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
    taw.
  • noun a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    shot.
    • he is a crack shot
    • a poor shooter

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sexual_urge

  • noun all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses
    sex.
    • he wanted a better sex life
    • the film contained no sex or violence

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hardy

  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.
  • noun English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    Thomas Hardy.

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boo

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
    hiss.

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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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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vaunt

  • noun extravagant self-praise
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line.

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sweetness

  • noun the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
    sweet; sugariness.
  • noun the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
    sweet.

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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goofball

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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bloomer

  • noun a flower that blooms in a particular way
    • a night bloomer
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle.

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benny_hill

  • noun risque English comedian (1925-1992)
    Alfred Hawthorne; Hill.

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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grotesque

  • noun art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
  • adjective satellite distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
    monstrous.
    • tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas
    • twisted into monstrous shapes

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expletive

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

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sorrowfulness

  • noun the state of being sad
    sadness; sorrow.
    • she tired of his perpetual sadness
  • noun a state of gloomy sorrow
    ruthfulness; mournfulness.

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stephen_butler_leacock

  • noun Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)
    Leacock; Stephen Leacock.

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ridiculer

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ironist; satirist.

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performer

  • noun an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
    performing artist.

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ironical

  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironic.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit

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decimus_junius_juvenalis

  • noun Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
    Juvenal.

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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ape

  • noun any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; imitator; emulator.

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absurdness

  • noun a message whose content is at variance with reason
    ridiculousness; absurdity.

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devastation

  • noun the state of being decayed or destroyed
    desolation.
  • noun the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    • her departure left him in utter devastation

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self-love

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    conceit; amour propre; vanity.
  • noun an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
    narcism; narcissism.
    • self-love that shut out everyone else

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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w._c._fields

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
    Fields; William Claude Dukenfield.

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harlequin

  • noun a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
  • verb variegate with spots or marks
    • His face was harlequined with patches

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benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Robert Benchley; Robert Charles Benchley.

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whipping

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; lashing; tanning; flagellation.
  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.

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joyous

  • adjective full of or characterized by joy
    • felt a joyous abandon
    • joyous laughter

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saltation

  • noun (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
  • noun (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species

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sympathy

  • noun an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
    understanding.
    • his sympathies were always with the underdog
    • I knew I could count on his understanding
  • noun sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
    fellow feeling.

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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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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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clemens

  • noun United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
    Samuel Langhorne Clemens; Mark Twain.

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swagger

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagman.
  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    prance; strut.

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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tantalization

  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    teasing; ribbing; tease.
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent

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humbleness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; unimportance; lowliness.
  • noun a humble feeling
    humility.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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william_claude_dukenfield

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
    Fields; W. C. Fields.

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cackle

  • noun the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
  • noun noisy talk
    yack; chatter; yak; yakety-yak.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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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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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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spirits

  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    hard drink; liquor; John Barleycorn; booze; hard liquor; strong drink.
  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
    spirit.

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hollering

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb shout out
    holler; holler out.
    • He hollered out to surrender our weapons

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seriocomedy

  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    tragicomedy.

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vainglory

  • noun outspoken conceit
    boastfulness.

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teaser

  • noun a worker who teases wool
  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; annoyer; tease.

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gagwriter

  • noun someone who writes comic material for public performers
    gagster; gagman.

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raillery

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; backchat.

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glad

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
    gladiolus; sword lily; gladiola.
  • adjective showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
    • glad you are here
    • glad that they succeeded
    • gave a glad shout
    • a glad smile
    • heard the glad news
    • a glad occasion

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backchat

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; raillery.

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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warmness

  • noun a positive feeling of liking
    heart; philia; warmheartedness; tenderness; affection; affectionateness; fondness.
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
    • the child won everyone's heart
    • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home
  • noun the quality of having a moderate degree of heat
    warmth.
    • an agreeable warmth in the house

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good-time

  • adjective satellite occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
    convivial.
    • a convivial atmosphere at the reunion
    • a woman of convivial nature
    • he was a real good-time Charlie

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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shame

  • noun a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  • noun a state of dishonor
    disgrace; ignominy.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

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razz

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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ride

  • noun a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    drive.
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • noun a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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melodrama

  • noun an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization

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ebullience

  • noun overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
    enthusiasm; exuberance.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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self-worth

  • noun the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    dignity; self-respect; self-regard.
    • it was beneath his dignity to cheat
    • showed his true dignity when under pressure

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jocundity

  • noun a feeling facetious merriment
    jocularity.

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frivolity

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolousness.
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; fluff; bagatelle.

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exhilaration

  • noun the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    excitement.
    • he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed

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ribaldry

  • noun ribald humor
  • noun behavior or language bordering on indelicacy
    raciness; spiciness; gaminess.

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nine

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
    IX; niner; Nina from Carolina; ennead; 9.
  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    club; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division

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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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praise

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    congratulations; kudos; extolment.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work
  • noun offering words of homage as an act of worship
    • they sang a hymn of praise to God

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prideful

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; triumphant; exulting; exultant; jubilant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout

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meet

  • noun a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
    sports meeting.
  • verb come together
    see; come across; run into; run across; encounter.
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • How nice to see you again!

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swash

  • noun the movement or sound of water
    • the swash of waves on the beach
  • verb make violent, noisy movements

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dirty_story

  • noun an indelicate joke
    dirty joke; blue story; blue joke.

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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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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buffoonery

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; harlequinade; clowning; frivolity; prank.

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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taunt

  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    twit; taunting.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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ring_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ringgold Wilmer Lardner; Lardner.

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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jimmy_durante

  • noun United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
    Durante.

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rapt

  • adjective satellite feeling great rapture or delight
    rhapsodic; rapturous; enraptured; ecstatic.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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japery

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    harlequinade; clowning; frivolity; buffoonery; prank.

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pulling

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pull.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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fulfillment

  • noun a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires
    fulfilment.
  • noun the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
    fulfilment.

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dignity

  • noun the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
    self-respect; self-regard; self-worth.
    • it was beneath his dignity to cheat
    • showed his true dignity when under pressure
  • noun formality in bearing and appearance
    lordliness; gravitas.
    • he behaved with great dignity

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companionability

  • noun suitability to be a companion
    companionableness.

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boner

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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well-wishing

  • noun an expression of good will from one person to another
    • much hand-shaking and well-wishing
  • adjective satellite extending good wishes for success
    • his well-wishing supporters

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troubler

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    mischief-maker; troublemaker; bad hat; trouble maker.

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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pink

  • noun a light shade of red
  • noun any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    garden pink.

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drama

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    dramatic play; play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    dramatic event.

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jack_benny

  • noun United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
    Benjamin Kubelsky; Benny.

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blissfulness

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; bliss; seventh heaven; walking on air.

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boasting

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boast; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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farce

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    forcemeat.

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vamper

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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rib

  • noun support resembling the rib of an animal
  • noun any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    costa.

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rejoicing

  • noun a feeling of great happiness
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; exultation.

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fete

  • noun an elaborate party (often outdoors)
    fiesta; feast.
  • noun an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
    festival.
    • a drama festival

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ambivalency

  • noun mixed feelings or emotions
    ambivalence.

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george_burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; Burns.

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raptus

  • noun a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
    ictus; seizure.
    • he suffered an epileptic seizure
  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    rapture; ecstasy; transport; exaltation.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens

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closet_drama

  • noun drama more suitable for reading that for performing

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comedy

  • noun light and humorous drama with a happy ending
  • noun a comic incident or series of incidents
    funniness; drollery; clowning.

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secular

  • noun someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    layperson; layman.
  • adjective of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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bragger

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    braggart; line-shooter; boaster; blowhard; vaunter.

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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secular_games

  • noun the centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era
    Ludi Saeculares.

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earlier

  • adjective satellite (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
    earliest.
    • a fashion popular in earlier times
    • his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher
    • Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera
  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    early.
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties

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dirty_trick

  • noun an unkind or aggressive trick

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expectation

  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    prospect; outlook.
  • noun anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
    anticipation.

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melodramatic

  • adjective satellite having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    • a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    histrionic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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hee-haw

  • noun a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
    horselaugh; haw-haw; ha-ha.
  • verb braying characteristic of donkeys
    bray.

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ethnic

  • noun a person who is a member of an ethnic group
  • adjective satellite denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    cultural; ethnical.
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
    • ethnic food

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kelly

  • noun United States circus clown (1898-1979)
    Weary Willie; Emmett Kelly.
  • noun United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
    Grace Patricia Kelly; Princess Grace of Monaco; Grace Kelly.

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pridefulness

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pride.

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practical_joker

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; trickster; tricker; hoaxer.

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pleasantness

  • noun the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
  • noun the quality of giving pleasure
    sweetness.
    • he was charmed by the sweetness of her manner
    • the pleasantness of a cool breeze on a hot summer day

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leacock

  • noun Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)
    Stephen Butler Leacock; Stephen Leacock.

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cockamamie

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    wacky; 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

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jape

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; jest; laugh.
    • 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

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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beatification

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; blessedness.
  • noun the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

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jokester

  • noun a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
    joker.

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blunder

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    drop the ball; goof; boob; sin.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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watcher

  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; witness; spectator.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star
  • noun a guard who keeps watch
    security guard; watchman.

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walk_on_air

  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    be on cloud nine; exult; jump for joy.

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ego

  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    self-importance; egotism.
  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    self.

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pleasure

  • noun a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
    pleasance.
    • he was tingling with pleasure
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    delight; joy.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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sidesplitting

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

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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fuckup

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher.
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; bungle; bloomer.

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bungle

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bloomer.
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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bathing

  • noun immersing the body in water or sunshine
  • noun the act of washing yourself (or another person)
    washup.

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sociality

  • noun the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups
    • mammals as a class are not strong on sociality

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fatuity

  • noun a ludicrous folly
    silliness; absurdity; fatuousness.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior

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blusterer

  • noun a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
    loudmouth.

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wit

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; humor; humour.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; brain.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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wishing

  • noun a specific feeling of desire
    wish; want.
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  • verb hope for; have a wish
    wish.
    • I wish I could go home now

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black_comedy

  • noun comedy that uses black humor

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sociability

  • noun the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
    sociableness.

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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brio

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; spiritedness; invigoration.

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roll_call

  • noun calling out an official list of names

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merry_andrew

  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; clown.

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ironist

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ridiculer; satirist.

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cachinnate

  • verb laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way

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tricker

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; trickster; practical joker; hoaxer.

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self-pride

  • noun a feeling of pride in yourself
    self-esteem.

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cheerfulness

  • noun the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    cheer; sunshine; sunniness.
    • flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room
  • noun a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
    blitheness.
    • his cheerfulness made everyone feel better

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good_story

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; funny.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny

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badger

  • noun sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws; widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
  • noun a native or resident of Wisconsin
    Wisconsinite.

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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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steve_martin

  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Martin.

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glee

  • noun great merriment
    mirth; gleefulness; mirthfulness; hilarity.
  • noun malicious satisfaction
    gloating; gloat.

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tout

  • noun someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
    ticket tout.
  • noun someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
    touter.

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cock-a-hoop

  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; braggart; big; boastful; bragging; self-aggrandizing; braggy; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk

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samuel_langhorne_clemens

  • noun United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
    Clemens; Mark Twain.

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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express_mirth

  • verb produce laughter
    express joy; laugh.

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van

  • noun any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
    vanguard; avant-garde; new wave.
  • noun the leading units moving at the head of an army
    vanguard.

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wordplay

  • noun a humorous play on words
    pun; punning; paronomasia.
    • I do it for the pun of it
    • his constant punning irritated her

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pad

  • noun a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    pad of paper; tablet.
  • noun the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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botcher

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; fuckup.

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looking_at

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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fool

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    saphead; sap; tomfool; muggins.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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goof

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goofball; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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rogers

  • noun United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879-1935)
    Will Rogers; William Penn Adair Rogers.
  • noun United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
    Virginia McMath; Ginger Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath.

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elated

  • adjective exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
    • the elated winner
    • felt elated and excited
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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motley

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

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invigoration

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; spiritedness.
  • noun the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    animation; vivification.

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self-satisfaction

  • noun the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
    complacence; self-complacency; complacency.
    • his complacency was absolutely disgusting

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gregariousness

  • noun the quality of being gregarious--having a dislike of being alone

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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heaven

  • noun any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
    promised land; Eden; nirvana; Shangri-la; paradise.
  • noun the abode of God and the angels

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euphory

  • noun a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
    euphoria.

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party

  • noun an organization to gain political power
    political party.
    • in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level
  • noun a group of people gathered together for pleasure
    • she joined the party after dinner

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ribbing

  • noun a framework of ribs
  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    teasing; tantalization; tease.
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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thurber

  • noun United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961)
    James Grover Thurber; James Thurber.

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animation

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; aliveness.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being able to survive and grow
    vitality.
    • the vitality of a seed

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ebullient

  • adjective satellite joyously unrestrained
    high-spirited; exuberant.

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pertness

  • noun inappropriate playfulness
    archness; perkiness; impertinence; sauciness.
  • noun quality of being lively and confident
    • there was a pertness about her that attracted him

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express_joy

  • verb produce laughter
    express mirth; laugh.

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oliver_hardy

  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Hardy.

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radiance

  • noun the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
    glowing; glow.
  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    shine; effulgence; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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feast

  • noun a ceremonial dinner party for many people
    banquet.
  • noun something experienced with great delight
    • a feast for the eyes

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jollification

  • noun a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
    conviviality; merrymaking.

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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droll

  • adjective satellite comical in an odd or whimsical manner
    • a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor

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goofy

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; 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
  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney

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extroversion

  • noun (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self
    extraversion.

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unconcern

  • noun the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern
    nonchalance; indifference.
  • noun a feeling of lack of concern

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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put-on

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • noun something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    humbug; fraud; hoax; fraudulence; dupery.

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athletics

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    sport.
  • noun a contest between athletes
    athletic competition; athletic contest.

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hoaxer

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; trickster; tricker; practical joker.

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gape

  • noun an expression of openmouthed astonishment
  • noun a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)

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ringgold_wilmer_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ring Lardner; Lardner.

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motley_fool

  • noun a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
    fool; jester.

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trouble

  • noun a source of difficulty
    problem.
    • one trouble after another delayed the job
    • what's the problem?
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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yeah

  • adverb not only so, but
    yea.
    • I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice

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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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goose

  • noun web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.

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terpsichore

  • noun taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    dance; saltation; dancing.
  • noun (Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song

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caustic

  • noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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tragicomic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
    • a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama
  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomical.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman

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absurdity

  • noun a message whose content is at variance with reason
    absurdness; ridiculousness.
  • noun a ludicrous folly
    silliness; fatuity; fatuousness.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior

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croaking

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croak.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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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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impersonation

  • noun a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
    caricature; imitation.
  • noun pretending to be another person
    imposture.

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line-shooter

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    braggart; boaster; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.

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sentiment

  • noun tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; opinion; persuasion; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

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irony

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
  • noun incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    • the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated

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crowing

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; bragging; brag; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb dwell on with satisfaction
    crow; triumph; gloat.

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jolly

  • noun a happy party
  • noun a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    jolly boat.

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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histrionic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    melodramatic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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glee_club

  • noun a club organized to sing together

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be_on_cloud_nine

  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    walk on air; exult; jump for joy.

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mirthfulness

  • noun great merriment
    mirth; gleefulness; glee; hilarity.

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blue_joke

  • noun an indelicate joke
    dirty joke; blue story; dirty story.

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stare

  • noun a fixed look with eyes open wide
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    gaze.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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pun

  • noun a humorous play on words
    punning; wordplay; paronomasia.
    • I do it for the pun of it
    • his constant punning irritated her
  • verb make a play on words
    • Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning

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bungler

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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impertinence

  • noun an impudent statement
    cheek; impudence.
  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    freshness; crust; impudence; cheekiness; gall; insolence.

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booby

  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; dope; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.
  • noun small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both

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rabidity

  • noun unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm
    rabidness; madness.
    • poetry is a sort of divine madness

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philia

  • noun a positive feeling of liking
    heart; warmness; warmheartedness; tenderness; affection; affectionateness; fondness.
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
    • the child won everyone's heart
    • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

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amour_propre

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    conceit; self-love; vanity.

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melancholic

  • noun someone subject to melancholia
    melancholiac.
  • adjective satellite characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
    melancholy.
    • growing more melancholy every hour
    • her melancholic smile
    • we acquainted him with the melancholy truth

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clownlike

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; buffoonish.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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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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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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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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amazement

  • noun the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
    astonishment.
    • he looked at me in astonishment

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laughable

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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jubilant

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; exultant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout
  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; joyful; gleeful.
    • a joyful heart

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shaggy

  • adjective satellite used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
    shaggy-haired; shaggy-coated; bushy.
    • bushy locks
    • a shaggy beard
  • adjective satellite having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags
    shagged.
    • junipers with shagged trunks
    • shaggy rugs

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parodist

  • noun mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
    lampooner.

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vocalization

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    utterance.

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chortle

  • noun a soft partly suppressed laugh
    chuckle.
  • verb laugh quietly or with restraint
    laugh softly; chuckle.

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jeu

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give-and-take

  • noun an exchange of views on some topic
    word; discussion.
    • we had a good discussion
    • we had a word or two about it
  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; raillery; backchat.

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leslie_townes_hope

  • noun United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    Bob Hope; Hope.

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durante

  • noun United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
    Jimmy Durante.

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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sight_gag

  • noun a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
    visual joke.

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thing

  • noun a special situation
    • this thing has got to end
    • it is a remarkable thing
  • noun an action
    • how could you do such a thing?

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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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braggadocio

  • noun vain and empty boasting
    rhodomontade; rodomontade; bluster.

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outcry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb shout louder than
    outshout.

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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commedia

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west

  • noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    Occident.
  • noun the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    due west; W; westward.

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palatinate

  • noun a territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine
  • noun a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine
    Pfalz.

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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hoop

  • noun a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  • noun a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    ring.
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

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martin

  • noun French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
    St. Martin.
  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Steve Martin.

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municipality

  • noun an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
  • noun people living in a town or city having local self-government

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sack

  • noun a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
    carrier bag; poke; paper bag.
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; pouch.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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felicitous

  • adjective exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
    • a felicitous speaker
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    happy.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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twat

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; jackass; goofball.
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; snatch; slit; cunt.

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mark_twain

  • noun United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
    Samuel Langhorne Clemens; Clemens.

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humourous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humorous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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delicious

  • adjective satellite greatly pleasing or entertaining
    delightful.
    • a delightful surprise
    • the comedy was delightful
    • a delicious joke
  • noun variety of sweet eating apples

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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prank

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; harlequinade; clowning; frivolity; buffoonery.
  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; antic; put-on.

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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moan

  • noun an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    groan.
  • verb indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    groan.
    • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    • The ancient door soughed when opened

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story

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    tale; narration; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
    • he writes stories for the magazines

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district

  • noun a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    territory; territorial dominion; dominion.
  • verb regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
    zone.

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commedia_dell'arte

  • noun Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters

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festival

  • noun a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
  • noun an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
    fete.
    • a drama festival

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sarcasm

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    irony; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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in-joke

  • noun a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people

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pronunciation

  • noun the manner in which someone utters a word
    • they are always correcting my pronunciation
  • noun the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
    orthoepy.
    • the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners
    • that is the correct pronunciation

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euphoria

  • noun a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
    euphory.

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robert_charles_benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Benchley; Robert Benchley.

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sigh

  • noun an utterance made by exhaling audibly
    suspiration.
  • noun a sound like a person sighing
    • she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees

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sauciness

  • noun inappropriate playfulness
    archness; perkiness; pertness; impertinence.

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caustic_remark

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; satire.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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herbert_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Zeppo; Marx.

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banana

  • noun any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
    banana tree.
  • noun elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

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speaking

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speech production.
  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; public speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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bumbler

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    sad sack; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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gleefully

  • adverb in a joyous and gleeful manner
    joyously; joyfully.
    • the old man had greeted her gleefully

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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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vamp

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; vamper; coquette; flirt.
  • noun an improvised musical accompaniment

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sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

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sick

  • noun people who are sick
    • they devote their lives to caring for the sick
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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gas

  • noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
    gaseous state.
  • noun a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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sociable

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; social.
  • adjective inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
    • a sociable occasion
    • enjoyed a sociable chat
    • a sociable conversation
    • Americans are sociable and gregarious

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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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visual_joke

  • noun a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
    sight gag.

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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shaw

  • noun United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
    Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; Artie Shaw.
  • noun United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
    Henry Wheeler Shaw; Josh Billings.

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sir_harry_maclennan_lauder

  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Lauder; Harry Lauder.

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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hem

  • noun the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down
    • the hem of her dress was stained
    • let down the hem
    • he stitched weights into the curtain's hem
    • it seeped along the hem of his jacket
  • noun the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
    ahem.

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gleeless

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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charlie_chaplin

  • noun English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
    Chaplin; Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin.

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sex

  • noun activities associated with sexual intercourse
    sexual activity; sex activity; sexual practice.
    • they had sex in the back seat
  • noun either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
    • the war between the sexes

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twit

  • noun someone who is regarded as contemptible
    twirp; twerp.
  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    taunt; taunting.

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sidesplitter

  • noun a joke that seems extremely funny
    riot; wow; howler; belly laugh; scream; thigh-slapper.

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congratulatory

  • adjective satellite expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune
    gratulatory.
    • a congratulatory telegram
    • the usual congratulatory crowd was conspicuously absent
    • a gratulatory address

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mock-heroic

  • noun a satirical imitation of heroic verse

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exultation

  • noun a feeling of extreme joy
    jubilancy; jubilation; jubilance.
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; rejoicing.

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wonderfulness

  • noun admirable excellence
    admirability; admirableness.

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splutter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    sputter.

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jollity

  • noun feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
    joviality; jolliness.

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laugh_off

  • verb deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
    laugh away.
    • She laughs away all these problems

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halcyon

  • noun a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
  • noun (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
    Alcyone.

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overjoyed

  • adjective satellite extremely joyful
  • verb cause to feel extremely joyful or happy
    overjoy.
    • the economic growth overjoyed the German industry

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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mirth

  • noun great merriment
    gleefulness; glee; mirthfulness; hilarity.

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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spiritedness

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; invigoration.

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gambol

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; frolic; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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prankster

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; trickster; tricker; practical joker; hoaxer.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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festivity

  • noun any joyous diversion
    celebration.

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dark_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor; a comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements

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donald_robert_perry_marquis

  • noun humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)
    Don Marquis; Marquis.

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viewer

  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    looker; witness; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star
  • noun an optical device for viewing photographic transparencies

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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liner

  • noun (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
    line drive.
    • the batter hit a liner to the shortstop
  • noun a protective covering that protects an inside surface
    lining.

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minx

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    prickteaser; tease; vamper; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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make_fun

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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joviality

  • noun feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
    jollity; jolliness.
  • noun a jovial nature
    conviviality.

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comedian

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comic.
  • noun an actor in a comedy

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clown_around

  • verb act as or like a clown
    antic; clown.

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mischief

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.
  • noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
    maleficence; balefulness.

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braggy

  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; braggart; big; boastful; cock-a-hoop; bragging; self-aggrandizing; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk

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dryness

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    waterlessness; xerotes.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    sobriety.

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complacency

  • noun the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
    complacence; self-complacency; self-satisfaction.
    • his complacency was absolutely disgusting

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laugher

  • noun a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
  • noun an easy victory
    romp; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.

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seventh_heaven

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; blissfulness; bliss; walking on air.

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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groan

  • noun an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    moan.
  • verb indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    moan.
    • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    • The ancient door soughed when opened

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dancing

  • noun taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    dance; terpsichore; saltation.
  • verb move in a graceful and rhythmical way
    dance.
    • The young girl danced into the room

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thrill

  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; boot; charge; bang; flush; kick.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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juvenal

  • noun Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
    Decimus Junius Juvenalis.

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fanatic

  • noun a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
    fiend.
    • A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject"--Winston Churchill
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
    rabid; overzealous; fanatical.
    • rabid isolationist

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boastful

  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; braggart; big; cock-a-hoop; bragging; self-aggrandizing; braggy; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk

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gravity

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitation; gravitational force; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

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fatuousness

  • noun a ludicrous folly
    silliness; absurdity; fatuity.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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elation

  • noun an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
  • noun a feeling of joy and pride
    high spirits; lightness.

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wail

  • noun a cry of sorrow and grief
    lamentation; plaint; lament.
    • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
  • verb emit long loud cries
    roar; yawl; yaup; howl; ululate.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow

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dean_swift

  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Jonathan Swift; Swift.

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amusing

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    diverting; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    disport; amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies

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jonathan_swift

  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Dean Swift; Swift.

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jubilancy

  • noun a feeling of extreme joy
    jubilation; jubilance; exultation.

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triumphal

  • adjective relating to or celebrating a triumph
    • a triumphal procession
    • a triumphal arch
  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; exultant; jubilant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout

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convulsive

  • adjective satellite affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
    spastic; spasmodic.
    • convulsive motions
    • his body made a spasmodic jerk
    • spastic movements
  • adjective satellite resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
    • a convulsive rage
    • convulsive laughter

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urge

  • noun an instinctive motive
    impulse.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a strong restless desire
    itch.
    • why this urge to travel?

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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will_rogers

  • noun United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879-1935)
    Rogers; William Penn Adair Rogers.

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pain

  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    hurting.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension
  • noun emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
    painfulness.
    • the pain of loneliness

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thigh-slapper

  • noun a joke that seems extremely funny
    sidesplitter; riot; wow; howler; belly laugh; scream.

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chumminess

  • noun the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
    comradeship; camaraderie; comradeliness; comradery.

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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yawl

  • noun a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
  • noun a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
    dandy.

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germany

  • noun a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
    Deutschland; FRG; Federal Republic of Germany.

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lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ring Lardner; Ringgold Wilmer Lardner.

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representation

  • noun a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    mental representation; internal representation.
  • noun a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

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peek

  • noun a secret look
    peep.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    glance; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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harpo

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
    Arthur Marx; Marx.

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sally

  • noun witty remark
    wisecrack; quip; crack.
  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    sortie.

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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funnies

  • noun a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
    comic strip; cartoon strip; strip.
  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story; funny.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny

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jocularity

  • noun a feeling facetious merriment
    jocundity.
  • noun fun characterized by humor
    jocosity.

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dummy

  • noun a person who does not talk
    silent person.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    booby; dope; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

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paging

  • noun calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system)
    • the public address system in the hospital was used for paging
  • noun the system of numbering pages
    pagination; page number; folio.

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looker

  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; witness; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish.

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annoyer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; tease.

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visual

  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; optical; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation
  • adjective satellite visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare
    ocular.
    • be sure of it
    • a visual presentation
    • a visual image

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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caterwaul

  • noun the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
  • verb utter shrieks, as of cats
    yowl.

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calmness

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calm; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun an absence of strong winds or rain

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absurd

  • noun a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
    the absurd.
    • The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
  • adjective satellite inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
    • the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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aggrandize

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise.

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gracie

  • noun United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
    Allen; Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; Gracie Allen.

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giggler

  • noun a person who laughs nervously
    titterer.

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affair

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    matter; thing.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
    liaison; involvement; affaire; amour; intimacy.

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walking

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walk.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • verb use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    walk.
    • Walk, don't run!
    • We walked instead of driving
    • She walks with a slight limp
    • The patient cannot walk yet
    • Walk over to the cabinet

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festal

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

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ambiversion

  • noun (psychology) a balanced disposition intermediate between extroversion and introversion

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rapture

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    ecstasy; raptus; transport; exaltation.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun a state of elated bliss
    ecstasy.

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buster_keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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jactitation

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; boast.
  • noun (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

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fervour

  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervor; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
  • noun feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fervor; fervidness; fire; ardor; ardour; fervency.
    • he spoke with great ardor

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bellow

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • noun United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
    Saul Bellow; Solomon Bellow.

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vaunter

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    braggart; line-shooter; boaster; blowhard; bragger.

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beatific

  • adjective satellite experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
    • beatific peace
  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; sainted; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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eurythmics

  • noun the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding
    eurhythmy; eurythmy; eurhythmics.

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standup_comedian

  • noun a comedian who uses gags
    gagman.

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fear

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fearfulness; fright.
  • noun an anxious feeling
    care; concern.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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blackguard

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    bounder; dog; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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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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seriocomical

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomic.
    • a seriocomic novel

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layout

  • noun a plan or design of something that is laid out
  • noun the act of laying out (as by making plans for something)

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drollery

  • noun a comic incident or series of incidents
    comedy; funniness; clowning.
  • noun a quaint and amusing jest
    waggery.

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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bonheur

  • noun (French) happiness and good humor

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fumbler

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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assertion

  • noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
    averment; asseveration.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    affirmation; statement.

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whacky

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; 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; wacky; loopy; bats; haywire; nuts; balmy; kooky; nutty; barmy; around the bend; buggy; kookie; loony; crackers; round the bend; daft; dotty; batty; cracked; fruity; bonkers.
    • it used to drive my husband balmy

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james_grover_thurber

  • noun United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961)
    James Thurber; Thurber.

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rodomontade

  • noun vain and empty boasting
    rhodomontade; bluster; braggadocio.

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bliss

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; blissfulness; seventh heaven; walking on air.

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whiteface

  • noun hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United States
    Hereford.
  • noun a clown whose face is covered with white make-up

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rasp

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasping.
  • noun a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
    wood file.

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rejoice

  • verb feel happiness or joy
    joy.
  • verb to express great joy
    exuberate; jubilate; exult; triumph.
    • Who cannot exult in Spring?

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self-praise

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    boasting; boast; jactitation.

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enthusiasm

  • noun a feeling of excitement
  • noun overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
    exuberance; ebullience.

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farce_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce.

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hope

  • noun a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    • it revived their hope of winning the pennant
  • noun the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    • in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

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mischief-maker

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    troublemaker; bad hat; trouble maker; troubler.

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sense_of_humour

  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; humor; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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marquis

  • noun humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)
    Donald Robert Perry Marquis; Don Marquis.
  • noun nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count
    marquess.

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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exaltation

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    rapture; ecstasy; raptus; transport.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence

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dope

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; gage; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; locoweed.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; booby; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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admirableness

  • noun admirable excellence
    admirability; wonderfulness.

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top_banana

  • noun the leading comedian in a burlesque show
  • noun the most important person in a group or undertaking
    bigwig; kingpin.

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tenderness

  • noun a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
  • noun a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
    soreness; rawness.
    • the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness
    • after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on

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exulting

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exultant; jubilant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout
  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    be on cloud nine; walk on air; exult; jump for joy.

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henry_wheeler_shaw

  • noun United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
    Josh Billings; Shaw.

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utterance

  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    vocalization.

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exultant

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; jubilant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout

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shtik

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtick; 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
    shtick; schtik; schtick.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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silliness

  • noun a ludicrous folly
    absurdity; fatuity; fatuousness.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior
  • noun an impulsive scatterbrained manner
    giddiness.

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night_life

  • noun the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion
    nightlife.
  • noun the activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.)
    nightlife.
    • a futile search for intelligent nightlife
    • in the summer the nightlife shifts to the dance clubs

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humorist

  • noun someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
    humourist.

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humourist

  • noun someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
    humorist.

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intoxicate

  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits
  • verb make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
    inebriate; soak.

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artist

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    creative person.

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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sophie_tucker

  • noun United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
    Tucker.

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joker

  • noun a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
    jokester.
  • noun a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
    turkey.
    • some joker is blocking the driveway

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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softly

  • adverb with low volume
    quietly.
    • speak softly but carry a big stick
    • she spoke quietly to the child
    • the radio was playing softly
  • adverb in a manner that is pleasing to the senses
    • she smiled softly

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vociferation

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; outcry; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

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egoist

  • noun a conceited and self-centered person
    swellhead; egotist.
  • noun a self-centered person with little regard for others
    egocentric.

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allen

  • noun United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
    Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; Gracie Allen; Gracie.
  • noun United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
    Woody Allen; Allen Stewart Konigsberg.

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robert_benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Benchley; Robert Charles Benchley.

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automatic

  • noun light machine gun
    automatic rifle; machine rifle.
  • noun a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
    automatic pistol.

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titterer

  • noun a person who laughs nervously
    giggler.

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shit

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; crap; dirt; shite; turd.
  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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performing_artist

  • noun an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
    performer.

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bozo

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    guy; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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sensitivity

  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitiveness; sensibility.
    • sensitivity to pain
  • noun the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    sensitiveness.
    • a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
    • the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth

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nathan_birnbaum

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Burns; George Burns.

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respect

  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    regard.
    • it differs in that respect
  • noun the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    regard; esteem.
    • it is held in esteem
    • a man who has earned high regard

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gladness

  • noun experiencing joy and pleasure
    gladfulness; gladsomeness.

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theatrical_performance

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical; histrionics; representation.

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howler

  • noun a joke that seems extremely funny
    sidesplitter; riot; wow; belly laugh; scream; thigh-slapper.
  • noun monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry
    howler monkey.

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sid_caesar

  • noun United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
    Caesar; Sidney Caesar.

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gallant

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a man who attends or escorts a woman
    squire.

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boo-boo

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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situation

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    state of affairs.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • noun a condition or position in which you find yourself
    position.
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation

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flirt

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; vamper; coquette; vamp.
  • noun playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
    coquetry; dalliance; flirting; flirtation; toying.

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situation_comedy

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

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playfulness

  • noun a festive merry feeling
    gaiety.
  • noun a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
    fun.
    • her playfulness surprised me
    • he was fun to be with

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closet

  • noun a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
    cupboard.
  • noun a toilet in Britain
    W.C.; water closet; loo.

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jocose

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; joking.

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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leg

  • noun a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
  • noun a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion

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groucho

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1890-1977)
    Marx; Julius Marx.

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self-importance

  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    ego; egotism.
  • noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    swelled head; egotism.

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inebriate

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; exalt; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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merriness

  • noun the trait of merry joking
    jocoseness; humorousness; jocosity.

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vanity

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    conceit; self-love; amour propre.
  • noun the quality of being valueless or futile
    emptiness.
    • he rejected the vanities of the world

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happiness

  • noun state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
    felicity.
  • noun emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

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slapper

  • noun a hitter who slaps (usually another person) with an open hand
    spanker.
    • someone slapped me on the back and I turned to see who the slapper was
    • my father was the designated spanker in our family

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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bellowing

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb shout loudly and without restraint
    bellow; bawl.

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beatify

  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exalt; exhilarate.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success
  • verb make blessedly happy

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compliment

  • noun a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
  • verb say something to someone that expresses praise
    congratulate.
    • He complimented her on her last physics paper

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nightlife

  • noun the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion
    night life.
  • noun the activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.)
    night life.
    • a futile search for intelligent nightlife
    • in the summer the nightlife shifts to the dance clubs

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sexual

  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by sexuality
    • sexual orientation
    • sexual distinctions
  • adjective having or involving sex
    • sexual reproduction
    • sexual spores

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egotist

  • noun a conceited and self-centered person
    swellhead; egoist.

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sad_sack

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

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joy

  • noun the emotion of great happiness
    joyfulness; joyousness.
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    delight; pleasure.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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sorrow

  • noun an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
    • he tried to express his sorrow at her loss
  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    ruefulness; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game

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killing

  • noun an event that causes someone to die
    violent death.
  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; putting to death.

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jovial

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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civic_spirit

  • noun pride in your city
    civic pride.

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merry

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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jest_at

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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waggery

  • noun waggish behavior
    waggishness.
  • noun a quaint and amusing jest
    drollery.

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cockamamy

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; silly; zany.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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egotism

  • noun an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    swelled head; self-importance.
  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    self-importance; ego.

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glorification

  • noun a state of high honor
    glory.
    • he valued glory above life itself
  • noun a portrayal of something as ideal
    idealization; idealisation.
    • the idealization of rural life was very misleading

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histrionics

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical; theatrical performance; representation.
  • noun a deliberate display of emotion for effect

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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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guffaw

  • noun a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
    belly laugh.
  • verb laugh boisterously
    laugh loudly.

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; 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 activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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