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farce
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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Definition
a situation that is so badly organized or going so poorly that it seems ridiculous

or:

a situation that is made to look like one thing, but is really another

or more specifically:

a situation that is supposed to be fair, but is completely unfair
  • After the POWs had passed, the Bird jumped down, ran ahead, and hopped onto another trough, shouting, striking his pose, and demanding salutes. Over and over he repeated the farce, driving the men on for miles.
    p. 265.2
farce = ridiculous situation
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