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burlesque
- A literary or dramatic work that ridicules a subject either by presenting a solemn subject in an undignified style or an inconsequential subject in a dignified style. See Synonyms at caricature.
- A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty: The antics of the defense attorneys turned the trial into a burlesque of justice.
- A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
vociferous
Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry.
Synonyms: blatant, boisterous
doggerel
Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature
machination
-The act of plotting.
-A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.
penchant
A definite liking; a strong inclination. See Synonyms at predilection.
ruminations
-The act of pondering; meditation.
-The act or process of chewing cud.
callow
Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature: a callow young man.
capricious
Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable. See Synonyms at arbitrary.
paragon
A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example: a paragon of virtue.
aviaries (aviary)
A large enclosure for holding birds in confinement.
sanguine
-Of the color of blood; red.
-Having the temperament and ruddy complexion formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.
-Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
innocuous
-Having no adverse effect; harmless.
-Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
polyglot
- Speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several languages.
- A person having a speaking, reading, or writing knowledge of several languages.
euphoric
- A feeling of great happiness or well-being.
- adj : exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
meandering
-To follow a winding and turning course: Streams tend to meander through level land.
-To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction: vagabonds meandering through life.
enigmatic
Of or resembling an enigma; puzzling: a professor's enigmatic grading system. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
forebodings
-A sense of impending evil or misfortune.
-An evil omen; a portent.
austere
-Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave: the austere figure of a Puritan minister.
-Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic: a desert nomad's austere life.
-Having no adornment or ornamentation; bare: an austere style.
denigrating
-To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame.
-To disparage; belittle: The critics have denigrated our efforts.
augmented
To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity: Continuing rains augmented the floodwaters.