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  • 1 Biting — Bit ing, a. That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic. A biting affliction. A biting jest. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Jeer — Jeer, n. A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery. [1913 Webster] Midas, exposed to all their jeers, Had lost his art, and kept his ears. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 jeer — 1. noun /dʒir/ a) A railing remark or reflection; a scoff; a taunt; a biting jest; a flout; a jibe; mockery. Midas, exposed to all their jeers, Had lost his art, and kept his ears. b) …

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  • 4 quip — n. Taunt, gibe, jeer, scoff, sneer, mock, flout, sally, quirk, crank, repartee, retort, sharp saying, caustic or cutting remark, biting jest …

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  • 5 gibe — I. v. n. Sneer, scoff, jeer, fleer, flout. II. v. a. Flout, taunt, deride, ridicule, jeer, twit, scoff at, sneer at, jeer at. III. n. Sneer, scoff, taunt, flout, biting jest …

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  • 6 jeer — I. v. n. Sneer, scoff, flout, mock, gibe, fleer, rail. II. v. a. Flout, taunt, deride, ridicule, mock, gibe, scoff, spurn, despise, contemn, chaff at, sneer at, jeer at, rail at, gibe at, crook the finger at. III. n. Sneer, scoff, taunt, gibe,… …

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  • 7 scoff — I. v. a. Mock, deride, jeer, scoff at. II. v. n. Mock, jeer, gibe, sneer, flout, deride, ridicule. III. n. 1. Sneer, gibe, jeer, taunt, flout, biting jest, mock. 2. Derision, ridicule, mock, reproach …

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  • 8 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 9 joke — joke, jest, jape, quip, witticism, wisecrack, crack, gag are comparable when they mean a remark, story, or action intended to evoke laughter. Joke, when applied to a story or remark, suggests something designed to promote good humor and… …

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  • 10 List of gestures — Further information: Gesture People often use gestures during heated or tense arguments, such as at this political demonstration. Gestures are a form of nonverbal communication in which visible bodily actio …

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  • 11 List of World War II films — Below is an incomplete list of fictional feature films or mini series which feature events of World War II in the narrative. A separate list of full fledged TV series appears at the end. Contents 1 Restrictions 2 Films made during the war …

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  • 12 English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …

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  • 13 PARODY, HEBREW — Parody in Early Hebrew Literature Parody is the use of a recognizable literary form as a vehicle to ridicule or mock something or someone. The writer takes a well known, serious work as his model and invests it with new and amusing contents, at… …

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  • 14 Bob — (b[o^]b), n. [An onomatopoetic word, expressing quick, jerky motion; OE. bob bunch, bobben to strike, mock, deceive. Cf. Prov. Eng. bob, n., a ball, an engine beam, bunch, blast, trick, taunt, scoff; as, a v., to dance, to courtesy, to disappoint …

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  • 15 The Pilgrim's Progress — For the Kula Shaker album, see Pilgrims Progress (album). The Pilgrim s Progress   …

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  • 16 Congo Free State — État indépendant du Congo Personal union with the Kingdom of Belgium ← …

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  • 17 Draupadi — Draupadi. Painting by Raja Ravi Varma. In the epic Mahābhārata, Draupadi, also known as Kṛṣṇā draupadī (Devanagari: कृष्णा द्रौपदी; approximate pronunciation: [krɪʂɳaː d …

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  • 18 George Topîrceanu — (March 20 1886 ndash;May 7 1937) was a Romanian poet, short story writer, and humourist.BiographyBorn in Bucharest, Topîrceanu began his schooling in the city, and then moved to the hilly countryside of the Argeş county, in the Şuici commune,… …

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  • 19 Formication — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Formication ICD10 = ICD10|R|20|2|r|20 ICD9 = ICD9|782.0 Formication is a somewhat unusual, but medically well known, abnormal sensation. This sensation closely resembles the feeling of insects crawling on and/or… …

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  • 20 Shiroi Senshi Yamato — Infobox animanga/Header name = Shiroi Senshi Yamato caption = ja name = 白い戦士ヤマト ja name trans = genre = Action, DramaInfobox animanga/Manga title = author = Yoshihiro Takahashi publisher = flagicon|Japan Shueisha publisher other = demographic =… …

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