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word that means the same as another word
words that mean the opposite
a word with same sound as another word, but with a different meaning
a word that is linked in meaning to another word
the shortening or running together of words. An apostrophe replaces the missing letters.
informal, everyday language.
language considered forbidden/ inappropriate in certain social situations.
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
words used in a text which relate to the texts' subject matter
the type or variety of language that the writer or speaker has chosen to use
describes the degree to which texts stick to certain conversations and how impersonal they are
used to express how formal or informal a text is
the vocabulary of a language - words and their origins
high frequency lexis
words that appear often in everyday speech
low frequency lexis
Words that appear more rarely, such as specialist terms from a field.
describing a word with more than one meaning (e.g. 'set' can refer to a set of cutlery a tennis set and what happens to jelly
two or more words that are often found together in a group or phrase with a distinct meaning
A word formed from two other words (e.g. dustbin)
the literal, generally accepted, dictionary definition of a word
the associated meanings we often have with certain words depending on the person reading or hearing the word and on the context in which the word appears
these word classes are so called 'open' because we can add new words within them. 'Google' for example is a new noun and verb that has arrived recently. These types of words carry meaning in a sentence.