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10 terms

Lesson 1

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Annotation
A critical or explanatory note
Appellation
A name, title, or designation
Eponym
A person whose name is, or is thought to be, the source of the name of something
Linguistics
The study of the nature, structure, and variation of language
Malapropism
Ridiculous misuse of a word, especially by confusing it with one of similar sound
Neologism
A new word, espression, or usage
Parlance
A particular manner of speaking
Patois
A regional dialect, especially a nonstandard one that has no written tradition
Polygot
Using several languages; A person who speaks several languages
Vulgar
Of or related to the language of the common people; crude, indecent; offensively excessive in the display of one's self or one's wealth