APLAC Vocab Units 1,2,3

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Appellation

A name or title that distinguishes or identifies

Diphthong

A speech sound that consists of either two vowels or a vowel and a semivowel

Eponym

A person for whom something is or is thought to be named

Linguistics

The study of human speech, especially its components, structure, and nature, and how it changes

Neologism

A newly made-up word, phrase, or expression

Parlance

A particular manner or kind of speech

Patois

a. A dialect other than the standard dialect of a language, especially a regional or uneducated form of speech. b. The distinctive language of a special group; jargon

Polygot

a.consisting of many groups speaking different languages. b. speaking or writing several languages. c. containing elements or material from different languages. noun. a. a person who knows several languages. b. a mixture of languages

Solecism

a. The ungrammatical usage of a word or construction of a sentence. b. A violation of good manners or good taste. c. something out of the normal or proper order

Vulgar

a. Spoken by or using the language spoken by the common people rather than literary, cultured, or learned people; vernacular. b. of or associated with the common people. c. Lacking taste or delicacy; coarse. d. conspicuous and excessive;pretentious

Amulet

An object worn to bring luck or to protect against evil or injury; charm

Capricious

Characterized by or subject to sudden, unpredictable changes; fickle

Fatalism

The belief that all events are determined in advance by fate and cannot be changed by human means

Incantation

A set of words spoken as a magic charm or to cast a magic spell

Propitious

Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious; advantageous

Providential

Resulting from or seeming to result from divine will; fortunate; opportune

Quirk

a. A peculiarity of behavior; mannerism; idiosyncrasy. b. An unpredictable or unaccountable shift in action

Serendipity

The ability to make valuable discoveries by chance; luck

Vagary

A wild or unpredictable notion or action; odd fancy

Vicissitude

a. One of the suddn or unexpected changes or shifts often encountered in one's life, activities, or surroundings. b. a change or variation

Continuity

a. The condition of being without a stop or interruption. b.An uninterrupted succession or flow

Converge

a. To approach the same point from different directions; meet. b. To move toward a common conclusion or result

Crux

a. the basic or essential feature of something. b. a baffling or puzzling point that is difficult to explain

Initiate

a. to begin; originate; cause to begin. b. to admit into membeship

Pivotal

a. central or crucial to something; very important. b. pertaining to pivot, the shaft about which a related part rotates or swings

Sequel

a. something that follows; continuation. b. a result or consequence. c. a literary work that, while completein itself, continues an already existing narrative

Subordinate

one subject to the authority of another

Tangential

Only superficially relevant or related

Terminate

To bring to an end;conlude

Ultimate

a. last; coming at the end. b. Farthest; extreme. c. greatest possible

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