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mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
spoof - parody
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
methodical - systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty