Vocabulary for Achievement, Second Course, Lesson 1

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accent

(n.) a style of pronunciation typical of people from a certain region or country ; an emphasis on a particular syllable in a word ; (v.) to focus attention on

articulate

(adj.) skilled in expressing oneself clearly and effectively ; (v.) to express clearly in words

dialect

(n.) a unique form of a language, spoken by people from a country, region, or social group

diction

(n.) clearness of speech or pronunciation

enunciate

(v.) to pronounce, especially in a clear manner ; to state or set forth clearly

hierarchy

(n.) a group organized according to rank or status

intelligible

(adj.) able to be understood

peer

(n.) a person who is equal to another in social standing or age

stratify

(v.) to separate into different levels or layers

stress

(n.) emphasis in speaking or music ; (v.) to emphasize ; (n.) tension; strain

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