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What is the definition of archaic?
Words that are obsolete and no longer used by the general population.
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What is prescriptivism?
An attitude which makes judgement on what's right or wrong and holds language to an ideal, maintained standard.
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What is omission?
Sounds disappear from words e.g. 'football - fooball'
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What is the definition of pejoration?
A word acquires more favourable connonations or negative meaning e.g. gaudy used to mean brilliant and cheerful but now means tasteless.
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What does initalism mean?
A group of initials used to form a word, with the letters pronounced separately e.g DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
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What is prescriptivism?

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An attitude which makes judgement on what's right or wrong and holds language to an ideal, maintained standard.

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What is omission?

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What is the definition of pejoration?

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What does initalism mean?

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