satire

28 02 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) caustic remark, irony, sarcasm, satire;
  – witty language used to convey insults or scorn;
  – “he used sarcasm to upset his opponent”; “irony is wasted on the stupid”; “Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own”;

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lull

28 02 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) letup, lull;
  – a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished;
  – “there was never a letup in the noise”;

2. (n.) lull, quiet;
  – a period of calm weather;
  – “there was a lull in the storm”;

Verbs
1. (verb) lull;
  – calm by deception;
  – “Don’t let yourself be lulled into a false state of security”;

2. (verb) calm down, lull;
  – become quiet or less intensive;
  – “the fighting lulled for a moment”;

3. (verb) calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize;
  – make calm or still;
  – “quiet the dragons of worry and fear”;


   


inept

28 02 2010

Adjectives
1. (adj.) awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, ill-chosen, inapt, inept;
  – not elegant or graceful in expression;
  – “an awkward prose style”; “a clumsy apology”; “his cumbersome writing style”; “if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?”;

2. (adj.) feckless, inept;
  – generally incompetent and ineffectual;
  – “feckless attempts to repair the plumbing”; “inept handling of the account”;

3. (adj.) inept, tactless;
  – revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse;
  – “an inept remark”; “it was tactless to bring up those disagreeable”;

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persiflage

28 02 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) persiflage;
  – light teasing;

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deride

27 02 2010

Verbs
1. (verb) deride;
  – treat or speak of with contempt;
  – “He derided his student’s attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics”;

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