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1 acting like a clown or buffoon [syn: buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade]
2 a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement [syn: antic, joke, trick, caper, put-on]


1 dress or decorate showily or gaudily; "Roses were pranking the lawn"
2 dress up showily; "He pranked himself out in his best clothes"

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  • prăngk, /præŋk/, /pr

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adorn, antic, array, beautify, bedeck, bedizen, blazon, caper, caprice, color, conceit, dandify, deck, deck out, decorate, dizen, doll up, dress, dress up, embellish, emblazon, embroider, enrich, escapade, fancy, fancy up, fig out, fix up, fooling, freak, frivolity, frolic, furbish, gambol, garnish, get up, grace, gussy up, high jinks, horseplay, jape, jest, lark, levity, lightness, mischief, monkeyshine, monkeyshines, ornament, overdress, paint, play, practical joke, prank up, preen, prettify, pretty up, primp, primp up, prink, prink up, rag out, redecorate, redo, refurbish, rollick, roughhouse, rowdiness, set off, set out, shenanigans, shines, skylarking, slick up, smarten, smarten up, spiff, sport, spruce up, stunt, titivate, tomfoolery, trick, trick out, trick up, trim, vagary, waggish trick, wheeze, whim, whimsy
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