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6 Cards in this Set

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Archaic (adjective)
A. referring to words and language that were once common but are now rarley used
B. Ancient
C. no longer applicable
Argot (noun)
The informal vocabulary used by a paticular class or group, such as criminals: secrete language
Connotation (noun)
The mental connections or associations suggested by a word that goes beyond its literal meaning or its dictionary definition
Denotation (noun)
The exact meaning ofa word
A. an expression having a special meaning that is not clear from the usual meaning if the individual words in the expression

B. The specific gramatical and structural characteristics of language: the accepted pattern of word usage
Jargon (noun)
A. The specialized technical vocabularyused by people in the same profession or feild

B. confusing meaningless talk