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what is lexis

the words

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what is semantics

the study of meaning

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what is oxymoran

2 adjeacent words that condradict eachother e.g living-dead

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what is figurative language

figures of speech etc

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what is hypernym

a word that indicates a general category e.g colour

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what is hyponym

word specific to a category e.g red, blue

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what is epigram

short witty statements which convey trutg

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what is denotation

refers to the general accepted meaning

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what is connotation

words tking on meanings

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what is antonym

words opposite in meaning e.g good and bad

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what is synonym

words similar in meaning e.g good great

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what is idiomatic language

non literal way of using language which adds colour to a converstion

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what is euphemism

an indirect expression for something unpleasant

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what is dyphemsism

a blunt and offensive expression for a delicate matter

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what is collocation

groups of words often found together

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what is hyperbole

exageration