The meaning of a word according to its literal definition
common deceptive words
cleave, go, like, nice, want, game, gain, gun, gin
the associative meaning oa word may have beyond its literal or denotative meaning. rarely found in a dictionary.
Where do connotations often appear?
similes and metaphors
give a neutral, negative, and positive connotation for the words: smell; house; change
smell; stench; aroma
house; warren; home
change; mutate; transform
if the dictionary denotes water as H2O, what might be a connotation?