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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  • Created on: 12-11-15 10:26
When something is said in a way to make it less offensive, harsh, or taboo.
Euphemism
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The meaning of a word changes to become more positive
Amelioration
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The meaning of the word changes to become more negative
Pejoration
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What is a figure of speech?
Idiom
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What is a word taken from another language and used in English
Borrowing
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A phrase/name is reduced to its initials, but pronounced as a word. E.G. NATO
Acronym
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The meaning of a word changes to become more positive

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The meaning of the word changes to become more negative

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What is a figure of speech?

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

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