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Word: parody

Definition: humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.


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::: harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
::: peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
::: benediction - blessing
::: dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
::: gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
::: analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind