Difficult Words: Bureaucracy, Burgeon and Burlesque

Difficult Words ( Bureaucracy, Burgeon and Burlesque) and their usages have been explained here in detail.

Bureaucracy (byoo ROK ruh see) n: a system of government administration consisting of numerous bureaus or offices, especially one run according to inflexible and inefficiency, lots of rules, and red tape

The Department of Motor Vehicles is a bureaucracy. Every clerk you speak with hands you a printed form and tells you to stand in line some - where else. No one can answer your entire question. At lunchtime, when the lines are longest, half the clerks disappear. The forms you have to fill out all request unnecessary information. After you finally get everything all filled out and handed in, you don't hear another word form the Department for many months.

The People who work in a bureaucracy are called bureaucrats. These People and the inefficient Procedures they follow might be called bureaucratic. Administrative systems outside the government can be bureaucratic, too. A high school principal who required teachers and students to fill out forms for everything might be called bureaucratic.


Burgeon (BUR Jun) v: to expand; to flourish

The burgeoning weeds in our yard soon overwhelmed the grass.


Burlesque (bur LESK) n: a ludicrous, mocking, or exaggerated imitation

Vaudeville actors frequently performed burlesque works on the stage.

Burlesque, Parody, lampoon, and caricature share similar meanings.

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