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Chapter 3, section 10

banter

playful teasing; joking; raillery

caricature

drawing, imitation, or description that ridiculously exaggerates peculiarities or defects

droll

odd and laughter-provoking

facetious

in the habit of joking: said in jest without serious intent

flippant

treating serious matters lightly

harlequin

buffoon; clown

hilarious

boisterously merry; very funny

hilarity

noisy gaiety; mirth; jollity; glee

ironic or Ironical

containing or expressing irony

irony

species of humor whose intended meaning is the opposite of the words used: state of affairs contrary to what would normally be expected

jocose

given to jesting; playfully humorous; jocular

levity

lack of proper seriousness; trifling gaiety; frivolity

ludicrous

exciting laughter; ridiculous; farcical; absurd

parody

humorous imitation

sarcasm

sneering and often ironic language intended to hurt a person's feelings

sarcastic

given to or expressing sarcasm

sardonic

bitterly sarcastic; mocking; sneering

satire

language or writing that exposes follies or abuses by holding them up to ridicule

satiric or satirical

given to or expressing satire

travesty

imitation that makes a serious thing seem ridiculous; mockery

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