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Satire vs. Spoof

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Satire

Satire is a genre of the visual, literary, and performing arts, usually in the form of fiction and less frequently non-fiction, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.
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Spoof

A satirical imitation; a parody or send-up.
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Satire

A literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
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Spoof

A deception or ruse.
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Satire

The branch of literature constituting such works.
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Spoof

To do a spoof of; satirize.
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Satire

Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose human foolishness or vice.
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Spoof

To play a trick on; deceive.
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Satire

(uncountable) A literary device of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change or highlighting a shortcoming in the work of another. Humor, irony, and exaggeration are often used to aid this.
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Spoof

(Computers) To assume or emulate the identity of (another user or device), as when gaining access to a system, for example.
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Satire

(countable) A satirical work.
A stinging satire of American politics.
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Spoof

(countable) An act of deception; a hoax; a joking prank.
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Satire

Severity of remark.
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Spoof

(countable) A light parody.
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Satire

A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.
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Spoof

A drinking game in which players hold up to three (or another specified number of) coins hidden in a fist and attempt to guess the total number of coins held.
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Satire

Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.
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Spoof

(uncountable) Nonsense.
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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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Spoof

Semen.
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Spoof

Fake, hoax.
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Spoof

(transitive) To gently satirize.
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Spoof

(transitive) To deceive.
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Spoof

To falsify.
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Spoof

To ejaculate, to come.
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Spoof

A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
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Spoof

Make a parody of;
The students spoofed the teachers
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