Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
kae rih k@ ch@r
definition 1: a depiction, in a drawing or verbal description, that deliberately exaggerates or distorts some features of the person or thing represented to produce a comic or grotesque appearance.
example: The actress was insulted by the wild-haired, bug-eyed caricature of her in the magazine.
example: His caricatures have made him famous as a political commentator.
definition 2: the art or process of creating such depictions.
example: His talent did not lie in painting portraits, but he was brilliant at caricature.
definition 3: an absurdly inferior imitation or copy.
example: That evil man is a caricature of a religious leader.
wI t@ sI z@m
definition: a witty remark, joke, insult, or saying.
example: The play is full of brilliant witticisms that delight and amuse the audience at every performance.
definition: one who has been named after another.
example: Aunt Pearl looked lovingly at her namesake, hoping the infant would grow up to be fond of the name they shared.
meI tri ark
definition: a woman who acts as head of a family, tribe, or other group of people.
example: The matriarch had made her decision, and her sons were obliged to obey.
definition: boldness in facing danger; courage; bravery.
example: The troops fought with great valor.
example: He was killed and posthumously received a medal for valor.