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Balderdash



Mockery and dirty pool
are primitive charade
Derision and ridicule are primitive facade

Vulgarity and insolence
are primitive grimace
Parody and impudence are primitive disgrace

Stupidity and falderal
are primitive display
Travesty and overhaul are primitive foray

Inanity and mulishness
are primitive folly
Vanity and foolishness are primitive jolly

Audacity and disrespect
are primitive disdain
Trickery and disconnect are primitive chicane

Macaroni and sassafras
are primitive nonsense
Baloney and balderdash are primitive pretense

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