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acronym
making an abbreviation by taking the first letter of each word you're abbreviated
TAC
NASA
SCUBA
affix
prefix or suffixe
to attach or fasten
re-
-able
coinage
new or invented word
the making of coins
blog
google
colloquial
informal speech (not fancy)
waz up?
diminutive
changing the form of a word to add the meaning of "small" or "little"
-ette
-let
metonymy
figure of speech that substitues a word with a different but closely associated word
Washington substitues the U.S. government
oxymoron
an expression that contains contradictory terms
good grief
fresh frozen
palindrome
word or expression that is spelled the same backword and forward
rotor
civic
mom
dad
portmanteau word
word formed by combining the sounds and meanings of two different words
chunnal formed from channel and tunnel
spoonerism
often comical switching of the first sounds of two or more words
lack of pies is a spoonerism for pack of lies