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referring to words and languages that were once common but are now rarely used
archaic
the informal vocabulary used by a particular class or group
argot
the mental connections or associations suggested by a word that go beyond its literal meaning
connotation
the exact meaning of a word
denotation
an expression having a special meaning that is not clear from the usual meaning of the individual words
idiom
the specialized technical vocabulary used by peopl ein the same profession or field
jargon
the study of historical changes in the meanings of words
semantics
highly informal language that occurs most often in casual conversation
slang
conforming to established usage in speech or writing
standard
the normal spoken language of a country or region as distinct from the literary or learned language
vernacular
to take part in an organized group refusal to use a product or servuce as a means of protest
boycott
to stir to action or awareness
galvanize
full of fun and good cheer - sociable
jovial
a paving material made of layers of small stones that are packed together with asphalt or tar
macadam
a person who refuses to go along with the policies or views of his or her group
maverick
a person depended upon for wise advice and guidance
mentor
someone or something that is the source of just punishment
nemesis
a long adventurous, wandering journey
odyssey
full of impracticle ideals
quixotic
to tease or torment
tantalize
mild, soothing, not irritating, lacking in interest
bland
pertaining to cooking or the kitchen
culinary
greatly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste
delectable
to eat up greedily
devour
suitable for eating
edible
a person with refined tastes in food and drink
epicure
a bite or small amount of food
morsel
sharp; strong
pungent
to drink heartily and deeply of
quaff
extremely hungry
ravenous