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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