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 word taken from another language and used in English

  • Borrowing
  • Clipping
  • Eponym
  • Acronym
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2. A phrase/name is reduced to its initials, but pronounced as a word. E.G. NATO

  • Compound
  • Acronym
  • Blend
  • Initialism

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

  • Amelioration
  • Pejoration
  • Broadening
  • Blend

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

  • Narrowing
  • Clipping
  • Pejoration
  • Amelioration

5. What is a figure of speech?

  • Metaphor
  • Compound
  • Idiom
  • Simile

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