semantic change

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Amelioration
Develops positive meaning. EG- Nice. BEFORE: Foolish. AFTER: Good
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Pejoration
Develops negative meaning. EG- Notorious. BEFORE: Well known, AFTER: Well known for doing something bad
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Weakening
Word loses strength of meaning- EG- Soon BEFORE: Immediately AFTER; In a sort while
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Broadening
Word that has specific meaning becomes more general EG- Place BEFORE: Broad street AFTER: Any area
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Narrowing
Word that has general meaning can develop a narrower meaning EG- Mean BEFORE: Any food AFTER: Flesh of an animal
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Clipping
Drop one or more syllables to create an abbreviation EG- Demo for Demonstration
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Initialism
First letter of each word stands for something for example FBI
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Acronym
First letter of each word when combined create new word for example LOL or ASAP
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Pejoration

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Develops negative meaning. EG- Notorious. BEFORE: Well known, AFTER: Well known for doing something bad

Card 3

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Weakening

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Card 4

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Broadening

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Card 5

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Narrowing

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