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Archaic
Referring to words and language that were once common but are now rarely used/old words
Argot
The informal vocab. used by a particular class or group
Connotation
The mental connections or associations suggested by a word that go beyond its literal meaning or its dictionary definition. Ex. Crowd, mob
Denotation
The exact meaning of a word
Idiom
An expression having a special meaning that is not clear from the usual meaning of the individual words in the expression. "A little bird told me"
Jargon
The specialized technical vocab. used by people in the same profession or field
Semnantics
The study of historical changes in the meanings of words
Slang
Highly informal language that occurs most often in casual conversation
Standard
Conforming to established usage in speech or writing. Measure performance against the standaed SOL
Vernacular
The normal spoken language of a country or region as distinct from the literal or learned language; everyday speech