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. What is a figure of speech?

  • Idiom
  • Compound
  • Simile
  • Metaphor
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2. The meaning of the word changes to become more negative

  • Pejoration
  • Clipping
  • Amelioration
  • Narrowing

3. A phrase/name is reduced to its initials, but pronounced as a word. E.G. NATO

  • Compound
  • Initialism
  • Acronym
  • Blend

4. What is a word taken from another language and used in English

  • Acronym
  • Clipping
  • Borrowing
  • Eponym

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

  • Blend
  • Pejoration
  • Amelioration
  • Broadening

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