Mnemonic - bad in 'age of darkness' any playful talks or jokes
Note - think of an 'age of darkness' where anyone caught cracking jokes is punished
Word - badinage
a) playful talk or jokes
b) humorous conversation
Part of Speech - noun
Synonyms - banter, raillery, repartee
Antonyms - serious talk
1 The audience loved the play primarily because of the badinage between the two main characters.
2 He used to engage in badinage with his employees to keep them in a good mood.
3 Good music and witty badinage between the two radio jockeys made the show a worldwide hit.
4 The romantic badinage between them made me infer that they were a couple.
5 Whenever I met her we used to engage in a badinage even before we greeted each other.