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diction
word choice
makes our writing more specific
denotation
the strict dictionary meaning of a word
literal
connotation
the emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word
nonliteral
thesaurus
dictionary of synonymns
similar word meanings
jargon
a special language used by a particular group of people
slang
cliche
an overused phrase or expression
lame phrase
colloquialism
colorful,widely used expressions of conversational language
common phrases
Standard Edited American English
The most widely used and accepted variety of American English
SEAE
dictionary
A reference book or data base containing alphabetically arranged words together with their definitions and usages.
Websters
cucaracha Spanish
Any of an order of nocturnal insects, usually brown with flattened oval bodies, some species of which are household pests inhabiting kitchens, areas around water pipes, etc.
cockroach