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1. What is the difference between euphemism and dysphemism?

  • Euphemism is the literal meaning of words and dysphemism is when a word can have a double meaning behind it.
  • Euphemism is extremely unacceptable in the society, for example, swear words. Dysphemism is a polite manner of speech.
  • Euphemism is putting something socially unacceptable in a polite manner, whereas dysphemism is not socially acceptable and is something said in an innapropriate manner.
  • Euphemism is not socially acceptable and is something said in an innapropriate manner, whereas, dysphemism is putting something socially unacceptable in a polite manner.
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2. What is the difference between intonation and pitch?

  • Intonation refers to the actual sound of the word.
  • Intonation is the variance in the speaker's voice and pitch refers to the actual tone.
  • Pitch refers to the general variance in the speaker's voice and intonation refers to the actual tone.

3. What is the use of contradictory words in a phrase known as?

  • Oxymoron.
  • Collocations.
  • Antithesis.
  • Juxtaposition.

4. When a speaker is directly referred to, what is it called?

  • A non-fluency feature.
  • A prosodic feature.
  • Received Pronunciation.
  • Idiolect.

5. What is it called when something is explained in the manner of somthing else?

  • Semantic.
  • Analogy.
  • Acronym.
  • Allusion.
  • Metaphor.

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