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accent ('accent)

a style of pronunciation

accept (ac'cept)

to approve of people without expecting them to change

aware of (a'ware of)

know about


brilliant; intelligent

code-switching ('code-switching)

moving back and forth between dialects or languages

comment on ('comment on)

give an opinion about

cross the line (cross the 'line)

go beyond funny into something offensive or cruel; behave unacceptably

deal with ('deal with)

handle successfully; take care of a problem

dialect ('dialect)

a variety of speech characterized by its own particular vocabulary, grammar and/or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region or social group; a unique form of a language

fit in (fit 'in)

be similar to

identity (i'dentity)

who a person is; the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known

intentionally (in'tentionally)

on purpose

lay off (lay 'off)

stop doing something that is bad or annoying

obviously ('obviously)

unmistakably; clearly


informal words used by people in a particular group

stereotype ('stereotype)

to have ideas about what people are like because of how they look or sound; critically judge people

stick up for (stick 'up for)

defend, support

get hung up about (get hung 'up about)

worry too much about

make a big deal about (make a big 'deal about)

make something more important than it should be

self conscious (self-'conscious)

worried about how one appears to others; not relaxed in front of others

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