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buffoon
clown or jester
farce
comic play with exaggerated characters and improbable plots
irony
diliberate use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
jocular
characterized by joking manner
lampoon
a good natured written piece that pokes fun at something or somebody
levity
light and humorous manner or attitude often when inappropriate
parody
comic imitation which exaggerates characters to poke fun at something specific
raillery
good natured teasing or ridicule
regale
to delight or entertain
satirical
sarcasm or sharp wit to expose human vice or weakness
adumbrate
describe roughly or vaguely
arcane
known or understood by only a few
covert
concealed/hidden
educe
to bring out
fathom
to understand
impenetrable
incomprehensible
impervious
incapable of being affected
limpid
calm/serene
manifest
clearly apparent
nebulous
vague/cloudy/misty/hazy
extenuating
outstanding/past
lachrymose
tearful
mettle
boldness/cowardice
misogynist
cynic of women
picaresque
adventurous
superfluous
excess/necessary
sycophant
brownnoser
urbane`
refined
wary
carful/careless
verisimilitude
seeming to be true