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Spotlight on communication U4 WB
Word Description
Accent a distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, esp. one associated with a particular nation, locality, or social class
Acronym a word formed from the initial letters of other words
Collocation the habitual juxtaposition of a particular word with another word or words with a frequency greater than chance
False friend a word or expression that has a similar form to one in a person's native language, but a different meaning
Idiom a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words
Jargon special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand
Proverb a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice
Slang a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people
Cliché a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought
Expression a word or phrase, esp. an idiomatic one, used to convey an idea
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Author: Alex Khudyshkin
Main topic: English
Topic: Vocabulary
Published: 18.10.2012




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