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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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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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enjoyable

  • adjective satellite affording satisfaction or pleasure
    gratifying; pleasurable.
    • the company was enjoyable
    • found her praise gratifying
    • full of happiness and pleasurable excitement
    • good printing makes a book more pleasurable to read

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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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grateful

  • adjective feeling or showing gratitude
    thankful.
    • a grateful heart
    • grateful for the tree's shade
    • a thankful smile
  • adjective satellite affording comfort or pleasure
    • the grateful warmth of the fire

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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discordant

  • adjective not in agreement or harmony
    • views discordant with present-day ideas
  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony
    disharmonious; dissonant; inharmonic.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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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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ingratiating

  • adjective satellite capable of winning favor
    • with open arms and an ingratiating smile
  • verb gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
    ingratiate.

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macabre

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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suave

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    debonnaire; debonaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; politic; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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antimonopoly

  • adjective satellite of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
    antitrust.

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raillery

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

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cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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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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discrepant

  • adjective satellite not compatible with other facts
    incompatible.
  • adjective satellite not in agreement
    inconsistent.

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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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facetious

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

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keeping

  • noun conformity or harmony
    • his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    safekeeping; guardianship.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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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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rapturous

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

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minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

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dirty_joke

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

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fab

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fabulous.
    • a fabulous vacation

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ironist

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

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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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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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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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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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mesmerizing

  • adjective satellite attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    spellbinding; mesmeric; hypnotic.
    • read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    • she had a warm mesmeric charm
    • the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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marvellous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
  • adjective satellite being or having the character of a miracle
    marvelous; miraculous.

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wrongness

  • noun inappropriate conduct
    inappropriateness.
  • noun contrary to conscience or morality

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shaggy_dog_story

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

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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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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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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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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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fathead

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

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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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sir_harry_maclennan_lauder

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

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preposterous

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; cockeyed; ridiculous; 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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past

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past times; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
  • noun a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past

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unbefitting

  • adjective satellite not befitting
    • behavior unbefitting a father

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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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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angelical

  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelic.
    • angelic messenger
  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    cherubic; seraphic; angelic; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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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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illogical

  • adjective lacking in correct logical relation
    unlogical.
  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; garbled; scattered; confused; disjointed; unconnected.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts

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incompatible

  • adjective not compatible
    • incompatible personalities
    • incompatible colors
  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
    antagonistic.

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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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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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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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vituperative

  • adjective satellite marked by harshly abusive criticism
    scathing.
    • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
    • her vituperative railing

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mischievous

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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low_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque

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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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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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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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steve_martin

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

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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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mellifluous

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellisonant; honeyed; dulcet.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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francois_rabelais

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

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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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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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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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personable

  • adjective satellite (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality

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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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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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frolicsome

  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    sportive; coltish; frolicky; rollicking.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes

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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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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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ridicule

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

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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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gleeful

  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; jubilant; joyful.
    • a joyful heart

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sidney_caesar

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

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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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unharmonious

  • adjective not in harmony
    inharmonious.

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sightly

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    comely; bonnie; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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benny_hill

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

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insolent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    snotty-nosed; impudent; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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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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transcend

  • verb be greater in scope or size than some standard
    exceed; surpass.
    • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    exceed; top; overstep; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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contumelious

  • adjective satellite arrogantly insolent

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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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stephen_butler_leacock

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

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gruesomeness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    grimness; ghastliness; luridness.

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marvelous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
  • adjective satellite too improbable to admit of belief
    marvellous; improbable; tall.
    • a tall story

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ridiculer

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

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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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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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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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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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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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wondrous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
  • adverb (used as an intensifier) extremely well
    wondrously; marvellously; terrifically; superbly; toppingly; wonderfully; marvelously.
    • her voice is superbly disciplined
    • the colors changed wondrously slowly

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sporty

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporting; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • adjective satellite (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; flashy; jazzy.

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benchley

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

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impartiality

  • noun an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
    nonpartisanship.

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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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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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gorgeous

  • adjective satellite dazzlingly beautiful
    • a gorgeous Victorian gown

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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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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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ravishing

  • adjective satellite stunningly beautiful
    • a ravishing blonde
  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; ravish; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night

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wicked

  • adjective morally bad in principle or practice
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    sinful; unholy.
    • a sinful person

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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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riot

  • noun a public act of violence by an unruly mob
    public violence.
  • noun a state of disorder involving group violence
    rioting.

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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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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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charming

  • adjective satellite pleasing or delighting
    • endowed with charming manners
    • a charming little cottage
    • a charming personality
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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seriocomedy

  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    tragicomedy.

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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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unresolved

  • adjective not solved
    unsolved.
    • many crimes remain unsolved
    • many problems remain unresolved
  • adjective satellite not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought
    undetermined; open; undecided.
    • an open question
    • our position on this bill is still undecided
    • our lawsuit is still undetermined

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grisly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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ridiculousness

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

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backchat

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

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disharmonious

  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony
    discordant; dissonant; inharmonic.

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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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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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satirise

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

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melodrama

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

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jocundity

  • noun a feeling facetious merriment
    jocularity.

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cherubic

  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    seraphic; angelic; angelical; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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sour

  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    tartness; sourness.

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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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impersonate

  • verb assume or act the character of
    portray.
    • She impersonates Madonna
    • The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man
  • verb represent another person with comic intentions

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dirty_story

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

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beautiful

  • adjective delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
    • a beautiful child
    • beautiful country
    • a beautiful painting
    • a beautiful theory
    • a beautiful party
  • adjective satellite (of weather) highly enjoyable
    • what a beautiful day

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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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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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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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unbiased

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lack of partiality
    indifferent; unbiassed.
    • a properly indifferent jury
    • an unbiasgoted account of her family problems
  • adjective satellite without bias
    unbiassed.

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ribaldry

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

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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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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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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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hypercritical

  • adjective satellite inclined to judge too severely
    overcritical.
    • hypercritical of colloquial speech
    • the overcritical teacher can discourage originality

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wonderful

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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indifferent

  • adjective satellite marked by a lack of interest; it is simply indifferent"
    apathetic.
    • an apathetic audience
    • the universe is neither hostile nor friendly
  • adjective satellite showing no care or concern in attitude or action
    • indifferent to the sufferings of others
    • indifferent to her plea

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impassive

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    stolid.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; unexpressive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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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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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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chilly

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  • adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham

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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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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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emotionless

  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    passionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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george_burns

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

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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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irreverent

  • adjective showing lack of due respect or veneration
    • irreverent scholars mocking sacred things
    • noisy irreverent tourists
  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; saucy; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner

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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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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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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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fine-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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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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poker

  • noun fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
    fire hook; stove poker; salamander.
  • noun any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
    poker game.

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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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incongruousness

  • noun the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
    incongruity.

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impartial

  • adjective showing lack of favoritism
    • the cold neutrality of an impartial judge
  • adjective free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
    unprejudiced.
    • an unprejudiced appraisal of the pros and cons
    • the impartial eye of a scientist

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variant

  • noun an event that departs from expectations
    variance; discrepancy.
  • noun (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
    strain; var.; form.
    • a new strain of microorganisms

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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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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phlegmatical

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatic.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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robert_charles_benchley

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

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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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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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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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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snotty

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; persnickety; too big for one's breeches; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • adjective satellite dirty with nasal discharge
    snot-nosed.
    • a snotty nose
    • a house full of snot-nosed kids

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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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picturesque

  • adjective satellite suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture
    • a picturesque village
  • adjective satellite strikingly expressive
    • a picturesque description of the rainforest

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jokester

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

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hypnotic

  • noun a drug that induces sleep
    soporific.
  • adjective of or relating to hypnosis

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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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nosed

  • adjective having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
  • verb search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    horn in; intrude; poke; pry; nose.
    • This guy is always nosing around the office

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unimpassioned

  • adjective satellite free from emotional appeal; marked by reasonableness
    • answered with an unimpassioned defense
    • the unimpassioned intellect

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jeering

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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pulchritudinous

  • adjective satellite used of persons only; having great physical beauty
    • pulchritudinous movie stars

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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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nonsensical

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable.
    • 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 having no intelligible meaning
    nonsense.
    • nonsense syllables
    • a nonsensical jumble of words

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lampoon

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb ridicule with satire
    satirize; satirise.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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cute

  • adjective satellite attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
    cunning.
    • a cute kid with pigtails
    • a cute little apartment
    • cunning kittens
    • a cunning baby
  • adjective satellite obviously contrived to charm
    precious.
    • an insufferably precious performance
    • a child with intolerably cute mannerisms

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kittenish

  • adjective satellite playful like a lively kitten
    frisky.

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rattling

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rattle; rale.
    • the death rattle
  • verb make short successive sounds
    rattle.

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bewitching

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; entrancing; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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playful

  • adjective full of fun and high spirits
    • playful children just let loose from school

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ghastly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; charnel.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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merry_andrew

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

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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cachinnate

  • verb laugh loudly and in an unrestrained way

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platonic

  • adjective satellite free from physical desire
    • platonic love
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Plato or his philosophy
    • Platonic dialogues

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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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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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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saucy

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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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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unfavourable

  • adjective not encouraging or approving or pleasing
    unfavorable.
    • unfavorable conditions
    • an unfavorable comparison
    • unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    unfavorable.
    • unfavorable winds

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frisky

  • adjective satellite playful like a lively kitten
    kittenish.

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glee

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

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don_marquis

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

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winning

  • noun succeeding with great difficulty
    • winning is not everything
  • verb be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
    win.
    • He won the Gold Medal in skating
    • Our home team won
    • Win the game

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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sid_caesar

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

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buffoonish

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

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censorious

  • adjective satellite harshly critical or expressing censure
    • was censorious of petty failings

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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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admirable

  • adjective satellite deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
    • an estimable young professor
    • trains ran with admirable precision
    • his taste was impeccable, his health admirable
  • adjective satellite inspiring admiration or approval
    • among her many admirable qualities are generosity and graciousness

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meridian

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun a town in eastern Mississippi

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pleasurable

  • adjective satellite affording satisfaction or pleasure
    enjoyable; gratifying.
    • the company was enjoyable
    • found her praise gratifying
    • full of happiness and pleasurable excitement
    • good printing makes a book more pleasurable to read

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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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disrespectful

  • adjective exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
    • remarks disrespectful of the law
    • disrespectful in the presence of his parents
    • disrespectful toward his teacher
  • adjective satellite neither feeling nor showing respect
    awless; aweless.

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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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sarcastic

  • adjective expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

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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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frigid

  • adjective satellite sexually unresponsive
    cold.
    • was cold to his advances
    • a frigid woman
  • adjective satellite extremely cold
    polar; arctic; icy; gelid; glacial.
    • an arctic climate
    • a frigid day
    • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
    • glacial winds
    • icy hands
    • polar weather

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dudley_moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Moore.

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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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idyllic

  • adjective satellite excellent and delightful in all respects
    • an idyllic spot for a picnic
  • adjective satellite suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
    • his idyllic life in Tahiti

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unreasonable

  • adjective not reasonable; not showing good judgment
  • adjective satellite beyond normal limits
    undue; inordinate; excessive.
    • excessive charges
    • a book of inordinate length
    • his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    • unreasonable demands

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express_joy

  • verb produce laughter
    express mirth; laugh.

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scenic

  • adjective satellite used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery
    • scenic drives
  • adjective of or relating to the stage or stage scenery
    • scenic design

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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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mirthful

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; jolly; jovial; 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
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; 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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impious

  • adjective lacking piety or reverence for a god
  • adjective satellite lacking due respect or dutifulness
    undutiful.
    • impious toward one's parents
    • an undutiful son

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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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delightful

  • adjective satellite greatly pleasing or entertaining
    delicious.
    • a delightful surprise
    • the comedy was delightful
    • a delicious joke

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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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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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shocking

  • adjective satellite glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    lurid.
    • lurid details of the accident
  • verb surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    take aback; shock; ball over; blow out of the water; floor.
    • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

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exquisite

  • adjective satellite intense or sharp
    keen.
    • suffered exquisite pain
    • felt exquisite pleasure
  • adjective satellite lavishly elegant and refined
    recherche.

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dour

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • adjective satellite harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    forbidding; grim.
    • a dour, self-sacrificing life
    • a forbidding scowl
    • a grim man loving duty more than humanity
    • undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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goosy

  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    goosey; dopy; anserine; dopey; jerky; foolish; gooselike.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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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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engaging

  • adjective satellite attracting or delighting
    piquant.
    • an engaging frankness
    • a piquant face with large appealing eyes
  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion

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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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dramatic_art

  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatics; dramaturgy; theater; theatre.

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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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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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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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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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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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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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showy

  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; flamboyant.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad
  • adjective satellite displaying brilliance and virtuosity

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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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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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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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pathetic

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life
  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful; pitiable.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice

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favored

  • adjective satellite preferred above all others and treated with partiality
    preferent; pet; favorite; preferred; favourite; best-loved.
    • the favored child
  • verb promote over another
    favor; prefer; favour.
    • he favors his second daughter

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withering

  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    atrophy.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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divergence

  • noun the act of moving away in different direction from a common point
    divergency.
    • an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; difference; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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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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pleasant

  • adjective affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
    • we had a pleasant evening together
    • a pleasant scene
    • pleasant sensations
  • adjective satellite (of persons) having pleasing manners or behavior
    • I didn't enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around

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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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entrancing

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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dissonant

  • adjective satellite characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved
    unresolved.
  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony
    disharmonious; discordant; inharmonic.

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inconsistent

  • adjective displaying a lack of consistency
    • inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time
    • inconsistent with the roadmap
  • adjective satellite not capable of being made consistent or harmonious
    • inconsistent accounts

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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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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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sitcom

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

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durante

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

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dishy

  • adjective satellite (informal British) sexually attractive
    • a dishy blonde

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thigh-slapper

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

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biting

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    barbed; pungent; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    bite; seize with teeth.
    • Gunny invariably tried to bite her

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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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undue

  • adjective not yet payable
    • an undue loan
  • adjective not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
    • undue influence
    • I didn't want to show undue excitement
    • accused of using undue force

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commedia

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angelic

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelical.
    • angelic messenger

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incongruous

  • adjective lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
    • a plan incongruous with reason
    • incongruous behavior
    • a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation

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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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malapropos

  • adjective of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
  • adverb at an inconvenient time
    inopportunely.
    • he arrived inopportunely just as we sat down for dinner
    • she answered malapropos

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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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humourous

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

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inharmonious

  • adjective not in harmony
    unharmonious.
  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony of parts
    • an inharmonious (or incongruous) mixture of architectural styles

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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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bland

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savorless; savourless; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    flat.
    • a bland little drama
    • a flat joke

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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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pretty-pretty

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty

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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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fascinating

  • adjective satellite capable of arousing and holding the attention
    absorbing; riveting; engrossing; gripping.
    • a fascinating story
  • verb cause to be interested or curious
    intrigue; fascinate.

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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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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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immodest

  • adjective having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
    • brash immodest boasting
  • adjective offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

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transcendent

  • adjective satellite exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
    surpassing.
  • adjective satellite beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding
    • the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought

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out_or_keeping

  • adjective satellite not in keeping with what is correct or proper
    unfitting; incompatible; inappropriate.
    • completely inappropriate behavior

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overbold

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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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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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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festivity

  • noun any joyous diversion
    celebration.

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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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well-favored

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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splendiferous

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendid; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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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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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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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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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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gruesome

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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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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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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sidesplitter

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

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dinky

  • noun a small locomotive
    dinkey.
  • adjective satellite small and insignificant
    • we stayed in a dinky old hotel

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unblinking

  • adjective satellite showing no visible emotion
    • stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year
  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unshrinking; unflinching.

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grimness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    gruesomeness; ghastliness; luridness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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instruction

  • noun a message describing how something is to be done
    direction.
    • he gave directions faster than she could follow them
  • noun the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    educational activity; didactics; teaching; pedagogy; education.
    • he received no formal education
    • our instruction was carefully programmed
    • good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded

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jollity

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

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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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glossy

  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    slick; slick magazine.
  • noun a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper

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mirth

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

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lurid

  • adjective satellite horrible in fierceness or savagery
    • lurid crimes
    • a lurid life
  • adjective satellite glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    shocking.
    • lurid details of the accident

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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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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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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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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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inappropriateness

  • noun inappropriate conduct
    wrongness.
  • noun the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting
    unworthiness.
    • he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person
    • his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness

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takeoff

  • noun a departure; especially of airplanes
  • noun the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

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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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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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sportsmanlike

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporting; sporty; clean.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct

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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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pasquinade

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

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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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seriocomical

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

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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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at_variance

  • adjective satellite not in accord
    discrepant; dissonant.
    • desires at variance with his duty
    • widely discrepant statements

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rhapsodic

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

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terrific

  • adjective satellite very great or intense
    • a terrific noise
    • a terrific thunderstorm storm
    • fought a terrific battle
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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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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funny_remark

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

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pixilated

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    impish; puckish; prankish; mischievous; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite very drunk
    sozzled; soaked; tight; soused; sloshed; slopped; blotto; plastered; crocked; besotted; cockeyed; squiffy; wet; pie-eyed; fuddled; smashed; blind drunk; stiff; loaded; pissed.

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ironically

  • adverb contrary to plan or expectation
    • ironically, he ended up losing money under his own plan
  • adverb in an ironic manner
    • she began to mimic him ironically

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theatre

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theater.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theater.

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unexpressive

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; impassive; poker-faced; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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resplendent

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; splendid; glorious.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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snigger

  • noun a disrespectful laugh
    snicker; snort.
  • verb laugh quietly
    snicker.

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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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satirical

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

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off-key

  • adjective satellite inaccurate in pitch
    sour; false.
    • a false (or sour) note
    • her singing was off key

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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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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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stupid

  • noun a person who is not very bright
    pillock; dullard; pudding head; poor fish; stupe; pudden-head; stupid person; dolt.
    • The economy, stupid!
  • adjective lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

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scathing

  • adjective satellite marked by harshly abusive criticism
    vituperative.
    • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
    • her vituperative railing

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antitrust

  • adjective satellite of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
    antimonopoly.

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devastating

  • adjective satellite making light of
    withering; annihilating.
    • afire with annihilating invective
    • a devastating portrait of human folly
    • to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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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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annihilating

  • adjective satellite wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
    withering; devastating; annihilative.
    • possessing annihilative power
    • a devastating hurricane
    • the guns opened a withering fire
  • verb kill in large numbers
    annihilate; carry off; decimate; eliminate; wipe out; extinguish; eradicate.
    • the plague wiped out an entire population

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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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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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harry_lauder

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

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pretty

  • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
    • pretty girl
    • pretty song
    • pretty room
  • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
    • a pretty mess
    • a pretty kettle of fish

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scream

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

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contemptuous

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; disdainful; insulting.

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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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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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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impish

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; puckish; prankish; mischievous; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank

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mellisonant

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellifluous; honeyed; dulcet.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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bonnie

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; comely; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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implike

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; mischievous; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank

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deprecative

  • adjective satellite tending to diminish or disparage
    deprecatory; belittling; deprecating; depreciatory; depreciative; slighting.
    • belittling comments
    • managed a deprecating smile at the compliment
    • deprecatory remarks about the book
    • a slighting remark
  • adjective satellite given to expressing disapproval

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discourteous

  • adjective showing no courtesy; rude
    • a distant and at times discourteous young
  • adjective satellite lacking social graces
    ungracious.

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dopey

  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    goosey; dopy; goosy; anserine; jerky; foolish; gooselike.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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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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standup_comedian

  • noun a comedian who uses gags
    gagman.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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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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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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thigh

  • noun the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
  • noun the upper joint of the leg of a fowl
    second joint.

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sportive

  • adjective relating to or interested in sports
  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    coltish; frolicsome; frolicky; rollicking.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes

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dramaturgic

  • adjective relating to the technical aspects of drama
    dramaturgical.

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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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julius_marx

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

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debunk

  • verb expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas
    expose.
    • The physicist debunked the psychic's claims

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unironical

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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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beauteous

  • adjective satellite (poetic )beautiful, especially to the sight

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farce_comedy

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

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well-favoured

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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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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de

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

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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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black_comedy

  • noun comedy that uses black humor

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dopy

  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    goosey; goosy; anserine; dopey; jerky; foolish; gooselike.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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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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mock-heroic

  • noun a satirical imitation of heroic verse

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sassy

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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winsome

  • adjective satellite charming in a childlike or naive way

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unprejudiced

  • adjective free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
    impartial.
    • an unprejudiced appraisal of the pros and cons
    • the impartial eye of a scientist

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overcritical

  • adjective satellite inclined to judge too severely
    hypercritical.
    • hypercritical of colloquial speech
    • the overcritical teacher can discourage originality

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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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socratic_irony

  • noun admission of your own ignorance and willingness to learn while exposing someone's inconsistencies by close questioning

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idiotic

  • adjective satellite insanely irresponsible
    crackbrained.
    • an idiotic idea
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; 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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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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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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robert_benchley

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

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unmoving

  • adjective not in motion
    nonmoving.
  • adjective not arousing emotions

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worked_up

  • adjective satellite (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    emotional; aroused; excited.
    • he would become emotional over nothing at all
    • she was worked up about all the noise

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art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; artistic production.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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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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photogenic

  • adjective satellite looking attractive in photographs

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nathan_birnbaum

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

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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unfavorable

  • adjective not encouraging or approving or pleasing
    unfavourable.
    • unfavorable conditions
    • an unfavorable comparison
    • unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    unfavourable.
    • unfavorable winds

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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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satiric

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

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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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aroused

  • adjective satellite aroused to action
    • the aroused opposition
  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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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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insulting

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; disdainful; contemptuous.
  • verb treat, mention, or speak to rudely
    diss; affront; insult.
    • He insulted her with his rude remarks
    • the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone

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inappropriate

  • adjective not suitable for a particular occasion etc
    • noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness
    • inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach
    • put inappropriate pressure on them
  • adjective satellite not in keeping with what is correct or proper
    unfitting; incompatible; out or keeping.
    • completely inappropriate behavior

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deadpan

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

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jocose

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

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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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dramatics

  • noun participation in theatrical productions as an extracurricular activity
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramaturgy; theater; theatre.

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gleefulness

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

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rollicking

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

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taunting

  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    twit; taunt.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; 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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sidesplitting

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

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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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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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tolerance

  • noun the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
  • noun a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
    permissiveness.

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emotionlessness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    unemotionality.

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dirty

  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!
  • adjective soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    soiled; unclean.
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves

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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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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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untouched

  • adjective satellite still full
    untasted.
    • an untouched cocktail in her hand
  • adjective satellite not influenced or affected
    uninfluenced; unswayed.
    • stewed in its petty provincialism untouched by the brisk debates that stirred the old world"- V.L.Parrington
    • unswayed by personal considerations

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disdainful

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; insulting; contemptuous.
  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; imperious; lordly; 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

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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enthralling

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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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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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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joyous

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

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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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bray

  • noun the cry of an ass
  • verb braying characteristic of donkeys
    hee-haw.

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puckish

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; prankish; mischievous; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank

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good-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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sketch

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

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unbiassed

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lack of partiality
    unbiased; indifferent.
    • a properly indifferent jury
    • an unbiasgoted account of her family problems
  • adjective satellite without bias
    unbiased.

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variance

  • noun an event that departs from expectations
    variant; discrepancy.
  • noun discord that splits a group
    division.

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glorious

  • adjective having or deserving or conferring glory
    • a long and glorious career
    • our glorious literature
  • adjective satellite characterized by grandeur
    brilliant; magnificent; splendid.
    • the brilliant court life at Versailles
    • a glorious work of art
    • magnificent cathedrals
    • the splendid coronation ceremony

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allowance

  • noun an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    • travel allowance
    • my weekly allowance of two eggs
    • a child's allowance should not be too generous
  • noun a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

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recreational

  • adjective of or relating to recreation
    • a recreational area with a pool and ball fields
  • adjective satellite engaged in as a pastime
    unpaid; amateur.
    • an amateur painter
    • gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals
    • recreational golfers
    • reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating
    • unpaid extras in the documentary

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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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coltish

  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    sportive; frolicsome; frolicky; rollicking.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes

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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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teasing

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

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improper

  • adjective not suitable or right or appropriate
    • slightly improper to dine alone with a married man
    • improper medication
    • improper attire for the golf course
  • adjective satellite not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    unlawful; unconventional.
    • an unconventional marriage
    • improper banking practices

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charnel

  • noun a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
    charnel house.
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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frosty

  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; glacial; wintry.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile
  • adjective satellite covered with frost
    rimed; rimy.
    • a frosty glass
    • hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost"-Wm.Faulkner

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laugh

  • noun the sound of laughing
    laughter.
  • noun a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
    • his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision

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unlogical

  • adjective lacking in correct logical relation
    illogical.

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unemotional

  • adjective unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    reticent; restrained.

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charismatic

  • adjective satellite possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
    magnetic.
    • a charismatic leader
    • a magnetic personality

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comical

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic.
    • 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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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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caricature

  • noun a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
    impersonation; imitation.
  • verb represent in or produce a caricature of
    ape.
    • The drawing caricatured the President

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quip

  • noun a witty saying
    epigram.
  • noun witty remark
    wisecrack; sally; crack.

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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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tremendous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman
    enormous.
    • an enormous boulder
    • enormous expenses
    • tremendous sweeping plains
    • a tremendous fact in human experience
    • a plane took off with a tremendous noise
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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satire

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; 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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honeyed

  • adjective satellite with honey added
    syrupy; honied.
  • verb sweeten with honey
    honey.

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tropical

  • adjective satellite relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
    tropic.
    • tropical islands
    • tropical fruit
  • adjective of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
    • tropical year

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jerky

  • noun meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
    jerked meat; jerk.
  • adjective satellite lacking a steady rhythm
    jerking; arrhythmic.
    • an arrhythmic heartbeat

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jackass

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; goofball.
  • noun male donkey
    jack.

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hilarity

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

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express_mirth

  • verb produce laughter
    express joy; laugh.

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drop_the_ball

  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    goof; boob; sin; blunder.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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unaffecting

  • adjective satellite not arousing affect

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humorousness

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

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gay

  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    homo; homosexual; homophile.
  • adjective satellite bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
    cheery; sunny.
    • a cheery hello
    • a gay sunny room
    • a sunny smile

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paronomasia

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

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sepulchral

  • adjective of or relating to a sepulchre
    • sepulchral inscriptions
    • sepulchral monuments in churches
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    charnel; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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seriocomic

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

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andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Saint Andrew the Apostle; St. Andrew.

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mocking

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    derisive; gibelike; taunting; jeering.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'
  • verb treat with contempt
    bemock; mock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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gag

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

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unmoved

  • adjective emotionally unmoved
    untouched; unaffected.
    • always appeared completely unmoved and imperturbable
  • adjective satellite being in the original position; not having been moved
    in-situ.
    • the archeologists could date the vase because it was in-situ
    • an in-situ investigator

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titter

  • noun a nervous restrained laugh
  • verb laugh nervously
    giggle.
    • The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom

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sad

  • adjective experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
    • feeling sad because his dog had died
    • Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
  • adjective satellite of things that make you feel sad
    • sad news
    • she doesn't like sad movies
    • it was a very sad story
    • When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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funny_story

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

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cockeyed

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; ridiculous; 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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frozen

  • adjective turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
    • the frozen North
    • frozen pipes
    • children skating on a frozen brook
  • verb stop moving or become immobilized
    stop dead; freeze.
    • When he saw the police car he froze

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bob_hope

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

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pungent

  • adjective satellite strong and sharp
    acrid.
    • the pungent taste of radishes
    • the acrid smell of burning rubber
  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; barbed; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire

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josh_billings

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

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dramaturgical

  • adjective relating to the technical aspects of drama
    dramaturgic.

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stunning

  • adjective satellite commanding attention
    arresting; sensational.
    • an arresting drawing of people turning into animals
    • a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten
    • a stunning performance
  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stun; stupefy.
    • stun fish

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piquant

  • adjective satellite having an agreeably pungent taste
    savory; savoury; spicy; zesty.
  • adjective satellite engagingly stimulating or provocative
    salty.
    • a piquant wit
    • salty language

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fun

  • noun activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    merriment; playfulness.
    • I do it for the fun of it
    • he is fun to have around
  • noun verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    play; sport.
    • he became a figure of fun
    • he said it in sport

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laurel

  • noun any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
  • 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)
    Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel; Stan Laurel.

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mordant

  • noun a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
  • adjective satellite harshly ironic or sinister
    black; grim.
    • black humor
    • a grim joke
    • grim laughter
    • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

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wry

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; ironical.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite bent to one side
    • a wry neck

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margin

  • noun the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    perimeter; border.
  • noun an amount beyond the minimum necessary
    • the margin of victory

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taking

  • noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something
    pickings.
    • the pickings were easy
    • clothing could be had for the taking
  • verb carry out
    take.
    • take action
    • take steps
    • take vengeance

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stagey

  • adjective satellite having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality
    stagy.
    • stagy heroics

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james_thurber

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

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zeppo

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

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derisory

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; 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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william_claude_dukenfield

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

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inharmonic

  • adjective satellite lacking in harmony
    disharmonious; discordant; dissonant.

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discrepancy

  • noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    divergence; disagreement; variance.
    • a growing divergence of opinion
  • noun an event that departs from expectations
    variance; variant.

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ghastliness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    gruesomeness; grimness; luridness.

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jest

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

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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ironic

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

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unplayful

  • adjective completely lacking in playfulness
    sober; serious.

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poke_fun

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; blackguard; 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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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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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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funny

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    risible; 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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different

  • adjective unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
    • took different approaches to the problem
    • came to a different conclusion
    • different parts of the country
    • on different sides of the issue
    • this meeting was different from the earlier one
  • adjective satellite distinctly separate from the first
    • that's another (or different) issue altogether

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unaffected

  • adjective undergoing no change when acted upon
    • entirely unaffected by each other's writings
    • fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    insensible.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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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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snotty-nosed

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    insolent; impudent; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior

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fetching

  • adjective satellite very attractive; capturing interest
    taking; winning.
    • a fetching new hairstyle
    • something inexpressibly taking in his manner
    • a winning personality
  • verb go or come after and bring or take back
    bring; fetch; convey; get.
    • Get me those books over there, please
    • Could you bring the wine?
    • The dog fetched the hat

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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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butcher

  • noun a retailer of meat
    meatman.
  • noun a brutal indiscriminate murderer

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stolid

  • adjective satellite having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
    impassive.
    • her impassive remoteness
    • he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall
    • a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course"-Virginia Woolf
    • her face showed nothing but stolid indifference

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overstep

  • verb pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
    trespass; transgress.
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; exceed; top; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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prankish

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; mischievous; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank

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loudly

  • adverb with relatively high volume
    aloud; loud.
    • the band played loudly
    • she spoke loudly and angrily
    • he spoke loud enough for those at the back of the room to hear him
    • cried aloud for help
  • adverb in manner that attracts attention
    clamorously; obstreperously.
    • obstreperously, he demanded to get service

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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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buffoon

  • noun a rude or vulgar fool
    clown.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; clown; merry andrew.

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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crack_up

  • verb suffer a nervous breakdown
    crock up; break up; collapse; crack.
  • verb rhapsodize about

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jocund

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial; 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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barbed

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; pungent; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb provide with barbs
    barb.
    • barbed wire

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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mockery

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; jeering.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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dispassionateness

  • noun objectivity and detachment
    dispassion; dryness.
    • her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone

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banter

  • noun light teasing repartee
    give-and-take; raillery; backchat.
  • verb be silly or tease one another
    chaff; josh; jolly; kid.
    • After we relaxed, we just kidded around

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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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sense_of_humor

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

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cartoon

  • noun a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
    sketch.
  • noun a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
    animated cartoon; toon.

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enchanting

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enthralling.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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alfred_hawthorne

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

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cheek

  • noun either side of the face below the eyes
  • noun an impudent statement
    impudence; impertinence.

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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lampooner

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

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bonny

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; comely; bonnie; fair.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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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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leonard_marx

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

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jonathan_swift

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

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esprit_de_l'escalier

  • noun a witty remark that occurs to you too late

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impertinent

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    saucy; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    orthogonal; extraneous; immaterial.
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

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leg-pulling

  • noun as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true
    leg-pull.

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howl

  • noun a long loud emotional utterance
    howling; ululation.
    • he gave a howl of pain
    • howls of laughter
    • their howling had no effect
  • noun the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf

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parody

  • 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; burlesque.
  • noun humorous or satirical mimicry
    mockery; takeoff.

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excessive

  • adjective satellite beyond normal limits
    undue; inordinate; unreasonable.
    • excessive charges
    • a book of inordinate length
    • his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    • unreasonable demands
  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed

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william_penn_adair_rogers

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

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just

  • adjective used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    • a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln
    • a kind and just man
    • a just reward
    • his just inheritance
  • adjective fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
    equitable.
    • equitable treatment of all citizens
    • an equitable distribution of gifts among the children

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fair-minded

  • adjective satellite of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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ludicrous

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; farcical.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; 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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incongruity

  • noun the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
    incongruousness.

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cartoon_strip

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

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leeway

  • noun (of a ship or plane) sideways drift
  • noun a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
    tolerance; margin; allowance.

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convivial

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

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snicker

  • noun a disrespectful laugh
    snigger; snort.
  • verb laugh quietly
    snigger.

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undeferential

  • adjective satellite not showing courteous respect

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theater

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theatre.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theatre.

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passionless

  • adjective not passionate
    • passionless observation of human nature
  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    emotionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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attractive

  • adjective pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
    • a remarkably attractive young man
    • an attractive personality
    • attractive clothes
    • a book with attractive illustrations
  • adjective satellite having power to arouse interest
    • an attractive opportunity
    • the job is attractive because of the pay

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easy

  • adjective posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    • an easy job
    • an easy problem
    • an easy victory
    • the house is easy to heat
    • satisfied with easy answers
    • took the easy way out of his dilemma
  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; leisurely.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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leg-pull

  • noun as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true
    leg-pulling.

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excited

  • adjective satellite (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    emotional; aroused; worked up.
    • he would become emotional over nothing at all
    • she was worked up about all the noise
  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
    excite.

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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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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high_comedy

  • noun a sophisticated comedy; often satirizing genteel society

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unfitting

  • adjective satellite not in keeping with what is correct or proper
    incompatible; out or keeping; inappropriate.
    • completely inappropriate behavior
  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
    indispose; disqualify; unfit.
    • Your income disqualifies you

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captivating

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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cold-eyed

  • adjective satellite unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
    dispassionate.
    • a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact

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inordinate

  • adjective satellite beyond normal limits
    undue; excessive; unreasonable.
    • excessive charges
    • a book of inordinate length
    • his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    • unreasonable demands

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disagreement

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    dissonance; dissension.
  • noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    divergence; discrepancy; variance.
    • a growing divergence of opinion

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mot

  • noun a clever remark
    bon mot.
  • noun a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
    Ministry of Transportation test; MOT test.

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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joseph_francis_keaton

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

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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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grim

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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benjamin_kubelsky

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

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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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nipping

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; barbed; pungent; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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clown

  • noun a rude or vulgar fool
    buffoon.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; merry andrew.

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gooselike

  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    goosey; dopy; goosy; anserine; dopey; jerky; foolish.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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laugh_softly

  • verb laugh quietly or with restraint
    chortle; chuckle.

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foolish

  • adjective devoid of good sense or judgment
    • foolish remarks
    • a foolish decision
  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    goosey; dopy; goosy; anserine; dopey; jerky; gooselike.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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captious

  • adjective satellite tending to find and call attention to faults
    faultfinding.
    • a captious pedant
    • an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor

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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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goosey

  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    dopy; goosy; anserine; dopey; jerky; foolish; gooselike.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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superlative

  • noun an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    • the critics lavished superlatives on it
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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exceed

  • verb be greater in scope or size than some standard
    transcend; surpass.
    • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; top; overstep; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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joking

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; jocose.
  • verb tell a joke; speak humorously
    joke; jest.
    • He often jokes even when he appears serious

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humorous

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

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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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stephen_leacock

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

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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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sight

  • noun an instance of visual perception
    • the sight of his wife brought him back to reality
    • the train was an unexpected sight
  • noun anything that is seen
    • he was a familiar sight on the television
    • they went to Paris to see the sights

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stoical

  • adjective satellite seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
    stoic.
    • stoic courage
    • stoic patience
    • a stoical sufferer

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rabelais

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

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marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Zeppo; Herbert Marx.
  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
    Arthur Marx; Harpo.

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irresistible

  • adjective impossible to resist; overpowering
    resistless.
    • irresistible (or resistless) impulses
    • what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?
  • adjective satellite overpoweringly attractive
    • irresistible beauty

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derisive

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    gibelike; taunting; jeering; mocking.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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sick_joke

  • noun a joke in bad taste

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gibelike

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    derisive; taunting; jeering; mocking.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'

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searing

  • adjective satellite severely critical
  • verb make very hot and dry
    sear; scorch.
    • The heat scorched the countryside

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bon_mot

  • noun a clever remark
    mot.

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rabelaisian

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

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witty

  • adjective satellite combining clever conception and facetious expression
    • his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent

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tragicomedy

  • noun a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating
  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    seriocomedy.

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icy

  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; frigid; glacial; wintry; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile
  • adjective satellite extremely cold
    polar; arctic; frigid; gelid; glacial.
    • an arctic climate
    • a frigid day
    • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
    • glacial winds
    • icy hands
    • polar weather

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corrosive

  • noun a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; vitriolic; mordant; caustic.

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glacial

  • adjective relating to or derived from a glacier
    • glacial deposit
  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; wintry; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile

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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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clownish

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

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stagy

  • adjective satellite having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality
    stagey.
    • stagy heroics

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edward_lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Lear.

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ethnic_joke

  • noun a joke at the expense of some ethnic group

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arthur_marx

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

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w._c._fields

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

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giggle

  • noun a foolish or nervous laugh
  • verb laugh nervously
    titter.
    • The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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gagwriter

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

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conviviality

  • noun a jovial nature
    joviality.
  • noun a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
    jollification; merrymaking.

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tease

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; annoyer.
  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; vamper; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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roar

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

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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phlegmatic

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatical.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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mesmeric

  • adjective satellite attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    spellbinding; mesmerizing; hypnotic.
    • read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    • she had a warm mesmeric charm
    • the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome

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dramaturgy

  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; theater; theatre.

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scornful

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    disdainful; insulting; contemptuous.

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wittiness

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

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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or

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Beaver State; Oregon.
  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; operating theater; surgery; operating room.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

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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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tragicomical

  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomic.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman
  • adjective satellite having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
    tragicomic.
    • her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"--Joseph Conrad

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laugh_at

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    make fun; 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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funniness

  • noun a comic incident or series of incidents
    comedy; drollery; clowning.

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pungency

  • noun wit having a sharp and caustic quality
    bite.
    • he commented with typical pungency
    • the bite of satire
  • noun a strong odor or taste property
    bite; sharpness; raciness.
    • the pungency of mustard
    • the sulfurous bite of garlic
    • the sharpness of strange spices
    • the raciness of the wine

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poker-faced

  • adjective satellite deliberately impassive in manner
    deadpan; unexpressive; impassive; expressionless.
    • deadpan humor
    • his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read

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dulcet

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasant in a gentle way
    • the most dulcet swimming on the most beautiful and remote beaches
  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellifluous; mellisonant; honeyed.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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stultify

  • verb prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence
    • nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself
  • verb cause to appear foolish
    • He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent

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comedienne

  • noun a female actor in a comedy
  • noun a female comedian

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dudley_stuart_john_moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Moore; Moore.

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strip

  • noun a relatively long narrow piece of something
    • he felt a flat strip of muscle
  • noun artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    slip.

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pleasantry

  • noun an agreeable or amusing remark
    • they exchange pleasantries

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prepossessing

  • adjective satellite creating a favorable impression
    • strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance
  • verb possess beforehand
    prepossess.

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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frolicky

  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    sportive; coltish; frolicsome; rollicking.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes

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better-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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mordacious

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; barbed; pungent; nipping.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • adjective satellite biting or given to biting
    • they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount

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dispassion

  • noun objectivity and detachment
    dispassionateness; dryness.
    • her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone

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