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noun- a word formed from the initial letters of a name or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words


noun A) word element, such as a prefix or suffix that is attached o a base, stem, or root; B) something that is attached, joined or added; transitive verb A) to secure (an object) to another; attach: affix a stamp to a letter B) to place at the end: affix postscript


noun A) the invention of new words B) an invented word or phrase C) the process of making coins


adjective A) used in or suitable to spoken language or to writing that imitates speech; controversial B) informal in style of expression


noun the formation or use of a word sounding somewhat like the one intended but humorously wrong in the context: "polo bear" rather than "polar bear"


noun the formation or use of a word that imitates or resembles what it stands for


noun a word, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward of forward

portmanteau word

compound noun a word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two different words; blend


noun a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as


noun an accidental but humorous distortion of words in a phrase formed by interchanging the initial sounds


noun constant and earnest effort to accomplish a task; careful attention


adjective A) difficult to satisfy or please; exacting B) possessing or displaying careful attention to detail


noun the ability to see what is likely to happen and to prepare for it accordingly; careful thought or concern for the future


adjective having or exhibiting sound judgement; sensible; wise


adjective A) extremely careful and precise B) excessively concerned with details


noun minor or trivial details


adjective exercising caution, good judgement, or common sense in handing practical matters; giving thought to one's actions and their consequences


adjective A) attentive to the finer points of etiquette and formal conduct B) very careful and exact


adjective A) careful in choosing; particular; discriminating B) highly specific in activity; selective pesticides


adjective A) having a system, method, or plan; carried out in a step-by-step procedure B) orderly in arranging things or getting things done; purposely regular


transitive verb A) to deceive; trick B) to amuse; delight C) to pass (time) pleasantly


noun A) politeness; courtesy B) an act or expression of courtesy


noun appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety


noun the way in which one behaves or conducts oneself; deportment


adjective foolishly bold or daring; rash


adjective A) performing or performed with careless, often thoughtless, ease B) marked by a quickness or fluency that suggests insincerity


adjective A) not having a noble character or purpose; dishonorable B) not of the nobility; common


plural noun A) the accepted customs and rules of behavior of a particular social group, generally regarded by that group as essential to survival and welfare and often having the force of law


adjective A) characteristic of people or things away from the capital of a country; a provincial simplicity of speech or dress B) limited in range or perspective; narrow; ill-informed; unsophisticated C) of or relating to a province


adjective not in good taste; improper; unbecoming adverb in an unseemly manner

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