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 for caricature
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caricature \Car"i*ca*ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caricatured;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Caricaturing.]
     To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous
     exaggeration; to burlesque.
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           He could draw an ill face, or caricature a good one,
           with a masterly hand.                    --Lord
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caricature \Car"i*ca*ture\, n. [It. caricatura, fr. caricare to
     charge, overload, exaggerate. See Charge, v. t.]
     1. An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts
        or characteristics, as in a picture.
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     2. 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. [Formerly
        written caricatura.]
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              The truest likeness of the prince of French
              literature will be the one that has most of the look
              of a caricature.                      --I. Taylor.
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              A grotesque caricature of virtue.     --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic
           effect [syn: caricature, imitation, impersonation]
      v 1: represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing
           caricatured the President" [syn: caricature, ape]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "caricature":
     Atticism, aggrandize, aggrandizement, agile wit, amplification,
     amplify, anamorphosis, animated cartoon, bad likeness, ballyhoo,
     belie, big talk, black humor, blowing up, bosh, botch, build up,
     bunk, burlesque, camouflage, carry too far, cartoon, cheat,
     clinquant, color, comedy, comic book, comic strip, comics, daub,
     dilatation, dilation, disguise, distort, distortion,
     draw the longbow, dry wit, enhancement, enlargement, esprit,
     exaggerate, exaggerating, exaggeration, excess, exorbitance,
     expansion, extravagance, extreme, fake, falsify, farce, funnies,
     gammon, garble, go to extremes, grandiloquence, heightening,
     hit off on, hokum, huckstering, humor, hyperbole, hyperbolism,
     hyperbolize, imitation, inflation, inordinacy, irony, lampoon,
     laughingstock, lay it on, libel, magnification, magnify,
     make much of, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent,
     misstate, misteach, mock, mockery, moonshine, nimble wit,
     overcharge, overdo, overdraw, overemphasis, overestimate,
     overestimation, overkill, overpraise, overreach, overreact,
     oversell, overspeak, overstate, overstatement, overstress, parody,
     pasquinade, pastiche, pervert, phony, pile it on, pinchbeck,
     pleasantry, pretty wit, prodigality, profuseness, puff, puffery,
     puffing up, quick wit, ready wit, ridicule, salt, sarcasm, satire,
     satirize, savor of wit, scratch, scribble, send up, sensationalism,
     sham, shoddy, slant, slapstick, slapstick humor, spoof, squib,
     stretch, stretch the truth, stretching, subtle wit, superlative,
     take off, take off on, take-off, takeoff, talk big,
     talk in superlatives, tall talk, tinsel, tout, touting, travesty,
     twist, understate, visual humor, warp, wicked imitation, wit,

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