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A syllable or syllables added to a word or the base of a word to change its meaning or use; a prefix or suffix.
The form of a word used to join with other words or forms to make new words.
Other parts of a sentence or paragraph that determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word.
A word ending used to show case, number, gender, person, tense, mood, voice, or comparison.
The smallest part of a word that has meaning of its own. It may be a word, an affix, or an inflection.
A base, not necessarily a whole word, to which affixes are added to form new words.
form of a word to which prefixes or suffixes are attached; a root or stem.
Second degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb, used when two things are being compared.
Meaning of a word or morpheme apart from its meaning in context (semantic meaning), indicating grammatical function, tense, etc.
Highest degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb, used to compare more than two things.
native English word
A word that originated in the English language, as opposed to a borrowed word or a word coined from borrowed elements.
The meaning of a word apart from inflections and affixes; lexical meaning. Is, am, was, and were all have the semantic meaning be.
A comparison between things that resemble each other in a few ways but differ in most others.
The testing and evaluation of possible solutions to a problem or explanation of a phenomenon.
figurative meaning Using words in a sense other than their literal meaning, as in poetry or figures of speech. (Ex. you're pulling my leg)
The usual meaning of a word without exaggeration or imagination.
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