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

  parody \par"o*dy\ (p[a^]r"[-o]*d[y^]), n.; pl. Parodies
     (p[a^]r"[-o]*d[i^]z). [L. parodia, Gr. parw,di`a; para`
     beside + 'w,dh` a song: cf. F. parodie. See Para-, and
     Ode.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A writing in which the language or sentiment of an author
        is mimicked; especially, a kind of literary pleasantry, in
        which what is written on one subject is altered, and
        applied to another by way of burlesque; travesty.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The lively parody which he wrote . . . on Dryden's
              "Hind and Panther" was received with great applause.
                                                    --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A popular maxim, adage, or proverb. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  parody \par"o*dy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. parodied; p. pr. & vb.
     n. parodying.] [Cf. F. parodier.]
     To write a parody upon; to burlesque.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           I have translated, or rather parodied, a poem of
           Horace.                                  --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parody
      n 1: a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's
           style, usually in a humorous way [syn: parody, lampoon,
           spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque,
           travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on]
      2: humorous or satirical mimicry [syn: parody, mockery,
         takeoff]
      v 1: make a spoof of or make fun of
      2: make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers" [syn:
         spoof, burlesque, parody]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "parody":
     Atticism, agile wit, anamorphosis, ape, bad likeness, belie,
     black humor, botch, burlesque, camouflage, caricature, color,
     comedy, copy, copying, corruption, counterfeiting, daub,
     debasement, deride, disguise, distort, distortion, dry wit, dummy,
     duplication, emulation, esprit, exaggerate, facsimile, fakery,
     falsify, farce, fleer, following, forgery, garble, guy, hit off on,
     hit-off, humor, imitation, impersonation, imposture, impression,
     irony, kid, knockoff, lampoon, laugh at, make fun of, mimesis,
     mimic, mimicry, mirroring, miscolor, misquote, misreport,
     misrepresent, misstate, misteach, mock, mock-up, mockery, model,
     nimble wit, onomatopoeia, overdraw, overstate, paraphrase,
     pastiche, perversion, pervert, pillory, plagiarism, plagiary,
     pleasantry, poke fun at, poor imitation, pretty wit, quick wit,
     ready wit, repetition, replica, representation, reproduction, rib,
     ridicule, roast, salt, sarcasm, satire, satirize, savor of wit,
     scoff at, scratch, scribble, send up, simulation, slant, slapstick,
     slapstick humor, sneer at, spoof, squib, subtle wit, take off,
     take off on, take-off, takeoff, tease, travesty, twist, twit,
     understate, version, visual humor, warp, wicked imitation, wit,
     wrench
  
  

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