satellite, n. 1. moon.
2. spacecraft, space capsule, unmanned satellite, communications satellite, weather satellite, orbiting observatory, research satellite, relay satellite.
3. follower, disciple, apostle, sectarian, sectary, proselyte, acolyte, votary; aide, aide-de-camp, assistant, lieutenant, minion, subordinate; deputy, second, delegate, agent, surrogate, secondary, helper; partisan, ally, adherent, counselor, advisor, privy councilor; friend, mate, companion, Inf buddy, partner, Inf sidekick, Inf. sideman, pal, shadow, appendage, ac-companier, auxiliary, appendant; confidante, right-hand man, good right arm, man Friday.
4. henchman, underling, second banana, lackey, flunky, Si stooge, Si gofer, U.S. Si ward heeler, cat's-paw, puppet, tool; hanger-on, barnacle, bur, camp follower, parasite, sponger, groveler, bootlicker, lickspittle, yes man, toadeater, toady, fawner, sycophant, tufthunter, spaniel, apple polisher, wheedler; frontman, strong-arm man, U.S. tough, Inf. goon.
5. retainer, attendant, dependent, servant, vassal, menial; courtier, carpet knight.
6. satellite nation, protectorate, dependency, possession, territory, domnion, colony, mandate.
satiate, v. 1. surfeit, pall, overfill, overdo, indulge; cloy, glut, englut, stuff, cram, gorge, overfeed, SI. pig out, Si stuff one's face; saturate, soak, drench, flood, deluge, engulf, inundate; overload, overburden; suffocate, choke, gag, sicken, nauseate, disgust; jade, dull, deaden, weary, exhaust, tire, bore.
2. sate, fill, suffice, content, satisfy, gratify; quench, slake, allay.
satiety, n. 1. fullness, repletion, the point of satisfaction, contentment, gratification, satiation; cloyedness, overfullness, overindulgence; saturation, supersaturation, overflow, flood, deluge, inundation; suffocation, choking, gagging, nausea, disgust; dullness, weariness, exhaustion, boredom.
2. surfeit, excess, oversupply, SI. bellyful, glut, surplus, waste, nimiety; superabundance, overabundance, superfluity, exuberance, too much; abundance, plethora, prodigality.
satiny, adj. satinlike, glowing, lustrous, shiny, sheeny; smooth, glossy, glazed, burnished, polished, waxed, varnished; sleek, slick, Inf. snaky; slippery, glassy.
satire, n. 1. burlesque, parody, travesty, mocking exaggeration, caricature, cartoon, political cartoon; lampoon, spoof, pasquinade, squib, takeoff, Inf. put-down, Inf. shot; cut, jibe, fleer, slur; black comedy or humor, gallows humor, political humor.
2. irony, sarcasm, ridicule, mockery; disparagement, contempt, acrimony, contumely, scoffing, aspersion, censure, criticism; making fun of, holding [s.o.] up to ridicule, making [s.o.] the butt, tweeking [s.o.'s] nose, sneering, jeering, laughing at, taunting, Inf hitting [s.o.] where it hurts, Inf. hitting home or hitting the mark.
satirical, adj. ironic, Rabelaisian, pungent, trenchant, keen, pointed, sharp, biting, stinging, astringent, ascerbic, tart, cutting, caustic, sarcastic, mordant; sardonic, cynical, dry, bitter; burlesque, farcical, parodic, caricatural, macoronic, Hudibrastic; mocking, derisive, ridiculing, irreverent, flippant, smart, Inf. smart-alecky; twitting, taunting, kidding; sneering, chaffing, disparaging, contumelious, abusive, scornful.