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connotation
the cluster of implications that words or groups of words or phrases may carry with them, as distinguised from their denotative meanings
e.g. Nazi, redneck
idiom
a speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual elements, as in "keep tabs on."
expressions w/out known meanings
idiosyncrasy
a behavioural, structural, or speech characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
dialect
a regional variety of a language distinquihed by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists.
differnt words or other language characteristics that differ from the normal lang.
cliche
a trite or overused expression or idea, as or idea
"quite as a mouse"
euphemism
the aact or example of substituting a mild, indirect or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt or offensive.
some teachers mar refer to a sudent a unmotived rather than lazy, or refer toantoher ne as a low achieving student rather than dumb
euphoria
a feeling of great happiness or well being
great feeling
sympathy
a feeling or relationship between people or things in which whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other
feeling sorry for someone
apathy
lack of interest or concern, expecially regarding matter of importance or appeal, indifference
e.g. I don't care about polotics
antipathy
a strong feeling of adversion or repugnance
enmity
deep-seated often mutual hatred
image
a word or phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses-- sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell. Writers use images to re-create sensory experince in words
description
a portrait in words of a person, place or object
explaining what something looks or is like with words
tone
is a writer's attitude toward his audiwnce and/or subject-- serious or playful, biter, ironic, sympathetic, grieving, etc.
colloquial
charateristic of or appropriate to the spoken language, or to writing that seeks the effect of speech; informal
eulogy
a laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.
spoken at a funeral