English Vocabulary

  1. Caricature
    The exaggeration of a physical feature or trait
  2. Understatement
    A description of something as less than it is
  3. Juvenalian Satire
    Biting, Angry, Bitter- points with contempt and moral indignation to the corruption and evil of human beings and institutions
  4. Horation Satire
    Gentle, Urbane, Smiling-aim to correct by gentle and broadly sympathetic laughter
  5. Innuendo
    Insinuation or indirect suggestion, often with harmful or sinister connotation
  6. Absurdity
    Situation/character portrayed ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous
  7. Lampoon
    Writing which ridicules and satirizes the character or personal appearance of a person in a bitter, scurrilous manner
  8. Burlesque
    Ridiculous exaggeration in language
  9. Incongruity
    To present things that are out of place or are absurd in relation to their surroundings
  10. Parody
    To imitate the techniques or style of some person, place, or thing in order to ridicule the original
  11. Dramatic Irony
    Occurs when the audience knows something that the characters don't
  12. Exaggeration
    A statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is
  13. Hyperbole
    Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
  14. Irony
    the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny
  15. Pun
    make a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word
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English Vocabulary
Definitions used in books and poetry