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

  Farce \Farce\, n. [F. farce, from L. farsus (also sometimes
     farctus), p. p. pf farcire. See Farce, v. t.]
     1. (Cookery) Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used
        on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.
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     2. A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by
        low humor, generally written with little regard to
        regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous
        incidents and expressions.
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              Farce is that in poetry which "grotesque" is in a
              picture: the persons and action of a farce are all
              unnatural, and the manners false.     --Dryden.
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     3. Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce. "The farce of
        state." --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farce \Farce\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Farced, p. pr. & vb. n.
     Farcing.] [F. Farcir, L. farcire; akin to Gr. ???????? to
     fence in, stop up. Cf. Force to stuff, Diaphragm,
     Frequent, Farcy, Farse.]
     1. To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled
        ingredients; to fill full; to stuff. [Obs.]
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              The first principles of religion should not be
              farced with school points and private tenets. --Bp.
                                                    Sanderson.
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              His tippet was aye farsed full of knives. --Chaucer.
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     2. To render fat. [Obs.]
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              If thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs.  --B. Jonson.
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     3. To swell out; to render pompous. [Obs.]
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              Farcing his letter with fustian.      --Sandys.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  farce
      n 1: a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable
           situations [syn: farce, farce comedy, travesty]
      2: mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios
         and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and
         bound with eggs [syn: forcemeat, farce]
      v 1: fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the
           turkey yet?" [syn: farce, stuff]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  136 Moby Thesaurus words for "farce":
     Atticism, Thalia, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot,
     agile wit, arlequinade, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit,
     black comedy, black humor, brass farthing, broad comedy, burlesque,
     burletta, button, camp, caricature, cent, comedie bouffe,
     comedie larmoyante, comedie rosse, comedietta, comedy,
     comedy ballet, comedy of humors, comedy of ideas,
     comedy of intrigue, comedy of manners, comedy of situation,
     comedy relief, comic muse, comic opera, comic relief, curio,
     dark comedy, domestic comedy, dressing, dry wit, esprit, exode,
     farce comedy, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol,
     forcemeat, fribble, frippery, gaud, genteel comedy, gewgaw,
     gimcrack, hair, halfpenny, harlequinade, high camp, hill of beans,
     humor, imitation, irony, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack,
     knickknackery, lampoon, light comedy, low camp, low comedy, mime,
     minikin, mock, mockery, molehill, musical, musical comedy,
     nimble wit, opera buffa, parody, pastiche, peppercorn, picayune,
     pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pleasantry, pretty wit, quick wit,
     rap, raw comedy, ready wit, realistic comedy, red cent,
     romantic comedy, row of pins, rush, salt, sarcasm, satire,
     satyr play, savor of wit, sentimental comedy, sham, shit,
     situation comedy, slapstick, slapstick comedy, slapstick humor,
     snap, sneeshing, sou, squib, straw, stuffing, subtle wit, takeoff,
     toy, tragicomedy, travesty, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence,
     two cents, twopence, visual humor, whim-wham, wicked imitation,
     wit
  
  

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