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levity
a light manner, epsically when inappropriate; frivolity
buffoon
a clown; jester
hackneyed
lacking in freshness because of overuse; trite.
abstract
concerned with designs of a nonrecognizable object.
nouveau riche
a person of newly acquired wealth.
coup d'etat
an overthrow of a govenment by a group
parody
exaggeratedly comic imitation of a literary work.
farce
a comic play in which exaggeration creates humor
perspective
3d quality in art.
aesthetic
pertaining to a sense of the beautiful.
par excellence
outstanding; of the highest degree
elan
enthusiastic vigor and liveliness
reaillery
good natured teasing; banter
irony
the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
representational
in art, having a realistic quality.
avant-garde
those who create new styles
potpourri
a combination of diverse elements; medley.
entree
the liberty to enter; admittance.
regale
to delight or entertain; give pleasure to.
jocular
given to or characterized by joking; fun-loving.
surrealistic
in art or literature, having gantastic imagery.
eclectic
chooing the best from diverse sources or styles.
savior-faire
the ability of handle any situation; tact.
esprit de corps
a common devotion to a cause; team spirit.
satrirical
relating to a wityy attack on human folly.
lampoon.
a broad comic piece that attacks by ridiculing.
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be real.
grotesque
characterized by outlandish distortion
tete-a-tete
a private conversation between two people.
laissez faire
doctrine opposing total regulation of trade.
depravity
Moral corruption or degradation.
A depraved act or condition.
tactlessness
lacking tactfullness;Lacking or exhibiting a lack of tact
innuendo
An indirect or subtle, usually derogatory implication in expression; an insinuation
futility
The quality of having no useful result; uselessness.
unfetter
To set free or keep free from restrictions or bonds.
brevity
The quality or state of being brief in duration.
veracity
Conformity to fact or truth; true
impropriety
The quality or condition of being improper
subvert
To destroy completely; ruin; to undermine the character of
repressed
To put down by force, usually before; to hold back
dutiful
Careful to fulfill obligations.
Expressing or filled with a sense of obligation.
bore
One that is wearingly dull, repetitive, or tedious.
lethargy
A state of sluggishness, inactivity, and apathy.
solemnity
The quality or condition of being solemn
implausibility
Difficult to believe; not plausible.
pretense
The act of pretending; a false appearance or action intended to deceive.
prophetic
Foretelling events as if by divine inspiration