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satire

noun [C or U]     /ˈsæt.aɪər/ US  /-aɪr/
a way of criticizing people or ideas in a humorous way, or a piece of writing or play that uses this style : political satire Her play was a biting / cruel satire on life in the 80s.Humour and humorousTypes of film, play, book etc. satirical     /səˈtɪr.ɪ.kəl/ adjective satirical cartoons / magazines Types of film, play, book etc.Humour and humorous
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