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caricature

noun [C or U]     /ˈkær.ɪ.kə.tʃʊər/ US  /ˈker.ɪ.kə.tʃʊr/
(the art of making) a drawing or written or spoken description of someone that usually makes them look silly by making part of their appearance or character more noticeable than it really is: The characters in his early novels are a lot subtler than the overblown caricatures in his more recent work.figurative Over the years he's become a grotesque caricature of himself.Mocking and tauntingPictures
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