◄ Caricature ►

1. (n.) A picture or description that highlights certain characteristics by exaggerating them\; An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.

2. (n.) A picture or other figure or description in which the peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated as to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody.

3. (v. t.) To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque.

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