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Glossary of ridicule

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Gripe
to grumble to complain or complain strongly
remonstrate
to protest, object, or complain
discountenance
to frown on, or disapprove
admonish
to caution against, advise, or warn mildly
upbraid
to scold vehemently or criticize severely
reprehend
find fault with, or voice disapproval
rebuke
to criticize or reprimand severely or sharply
reproof
an expression of disapproval or a mild reprimand
recrimination
a countercharge or counteraccusation
carp
to talk complainingly or find fault
gibe
to taunt, mock, or tease sarcastically
twit
to taunt, gibe, or ridicule lightly, especially by reminding someone of a fault or weakness
chaff
to make fun of in a good-natured way
raillery
light and good-natured teasing, ridicule, or satire
lampoon
to ridicule or satirize in writing
burlesque
any broadly comic or satirical imitation
travesty
a grotesque imitation or ridiculous dissertation

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