A2 English Language- Lexis and Semantics Quiz

What is the word for..? This quiz will name a definition of a linguistic term, and you must pick the correct term that matches the definition.

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1. The meaning of a word changes to become more positive

  • Broadening
  • Blend
  • Amelioration
  • Pejoration
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2. A phrase/name is reduced to its initials, but pronounced as a word. E.G. NATO

  • Blend
  • Acronym
  • Initialism
  • Compound

3. When something is said in a way to make it less offensive, harsh, or taboo.

  • Eponym
  • Metaphor
  • Euphemism
  • Idiom

4. The meaning of the word changes to become more negative

  • Clipping
  • Amelioration
  • Pejoration
  • Narrowing

5. What is a figure of speech?

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Idiom
  • Compound

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