Word of the Week 20th March 2017

Word of the Week 20th March 2017

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Definition:

The use of humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Example: Jonathan Swift also uses satire in Gulliver’s Travels – the entire story is a satire of English society.

Synonym: ridicule, mockery, cartoon.