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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Pretended; feigned.
  • noun A deceptive outward appearance.
  • noun The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
  • noun Something, such as a prank, intended as a hoax or joke; a spoof.

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  • noun A deception, hoax, or practical joke.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  • noun something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

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