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a word made up of elements from different languages.
one or more letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning.
an adjective that can function as a noun without changing the word
when two similar/identical sounds diverge; usually to facilitate pronunciation
an adjective formed from a verb; by adding
the modification of meaning in a word
a comparison between two things
the meaning of a word becomes more specific
the meaning of a word becomes more general
a word takes on a new usage as a different part of speech, without a change in form or the addition of a suffix
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