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recrimination
(n) - a countercharge or counter accusation
carp
(v) - to talk compaliningly or find fault
gibe
(v) - to taunt, muck, or ease sarcastically
twit
(v) - to taunt, gibe, or redicule lightly
chaff
(v) - to make fun in a good natured way
raillery
(n) - light and goodnatured teasing, redicule, or satire
lampoon
(v) - to redicule or satirize in writing

(malicious or abusive)
burlesque
(n) - Any broadly comic or satirical imitation.

(handles trivial matters with seriousness)
gripe
(v) - to grumble or complain

(to grasp or clutch, to afflict, oppress, or hurt; to irritate or anger. As a noun it refers to suffering, a complaint, or intestinal pain)
remonstrate
(v) - to protest, object, or complain

(remonstrance is the noun form)
discountenance
(v) to frown on, discourage, or disapprove.

(countenance used as a reference for facial expression. means to support or approve. Discountance can sometimes mean to put out of favor or to shame.)
admonish
(v) - to caution against, advise, or warn mildly

(admonition)
upbraid
(v) - to scold or criticze severely

(upbraid means the same as reprehend, rebuke, and reproof)
reprehend
(v) - to reprimand, find fault with, or voice disapproval of.

(reprehend is usally used with quality or action. You reprimand a person. Adj: reprehensible.)
rebuke
(v) - to criticize or reprimand severely.

(in upbraiding, the scolding would take longer)
reproof
(n) - an expression of disapproval or mild reprimand

(verb form is reprove. Reproof is a shade milder than a rebuke.)
travesty
(n) - A grotesque imitation or rediculous distortion.