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picaresque

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Literature
picaresquepic‧a‧resque /ˌpɪkəˈresk◂/ adjective  ALa picaresque story tells the amusing and unlikely adventures of a character who travels to a lot of different places
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picaresqueThe department has a distinguished record in Cervantes studies, the picaresque, and in the Golden-Age theatre.We are being swept away on a tide of picaresque Euromovies.What followed was an extraordinary, picaresque journey.The picaresque literature of the period is also very preoccupied with food and drink.This mildly picaresque novel recounts a boy's flight from prep school to an eventful weekend in New York.
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