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acronym
to abbreviat by taking the first letter from the words that mean some thing
scuba
affix
To place at the end; append
coinage
A new word or phrase
coining
colloquial
a way of speech
diminutive
small
or nickname
metonymy
a figure of speech that substitutes a word with a diffrent but closely associated word
oxymoron
an expression that contains contradictiory words
palidrome
A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward
portmanteau word
A word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two different words
spoonerism
A transposition of sounds of two or more words, especially a ludicrous one
apprehensive
Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
categorical
Being without exception or qualification; absolute
conclusive
Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive
dubios
Fraught with uncertainty or doubt; undecided
indeterminate
Not precisely determined, determinable, or established:
precarious
Dangerously lacking in security or stability
qualm
A sudden feeling of sickness, faintness, or nausea
tentative
unsertenty
unquivocal
Admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous
vacillate
To sway from one side to the other; oscillate