Know Your Next Word : lampoon

22. lampoon :

verb & noun :

1. to satirize, to mock, to parody

2. a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution

usage :

  • The irreverent students mercilessly lampooned their Latin teacher's lisp in a skit at the school talent show.

  • The Harvard Lampoon, the nation's oldest humor magazine, has lampooned just about everything there is to lampoon in its 112-year history.

  • to lampoon important leaders in the government

  • Ribald poets had lampooned him.

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