ENGLISH Vocab. List 1

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ENGLISH Vocab. List 1
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  1. appellation
    • n.
    • A title or name that identifies
  2. diphthong
    • n.
    • A speech sound that consists fo two vowels
  3. eponym
    • n.
    • A person for whom something is named
  4. linguistics
    • n.
    • The study of speech
  5. neologism
    • n.
    • A newly made-up word or expression
  6. parlance
    • n.
    • A particular manner or kind of speech
  7. patois
    • n.
    • A nonstandard dialect of a language
  8. polyglot
    • adj.
    • Of many groups speaking different languages
  9. solecism
    • n.
    • the ungrammatical usage of a word
  10. vulgar
    • adj.
    • Spoken by the common people
  11. amulet
    • n.
    • An object worn to bringt luck or protection
  12. capricious
    • adj.
    • Subject to sudden, unpredicatable changes
  13. fatalism
    • n.
    • The view that events are determined by fate
  14. incantation
    • n.
    • Set of words spoken as a magic charm
  15. propitious
    • adj.
    • Presenting favorable circumstances
  16. providential
    • adj.
    • Resulting from divine will
  17. quirk
    • n.
    • A peculiarity of behavior
  18. serendipity
    • n.
    • Ability to make discoveries by chance
  19. vagary
    • n.
    • A wild or unpredictable notion or action.
  20. vicissitude
    • n.
    • A change, usually sudden or unexpected
  21. continuity
    • n.
    • Condition of being without a stop
  22. converge
    • v.
    • To approach from different directions
  23. crux
    • n.
    • The basic or essential feature of something
  24. initiate
    • tr. v.
    • To begin; originate; cause to begin
  25. pivotal
    • adj.
    • Central or crucial to something
  26. sequel
    • n.
    • Something that follows; continuation
  27. subordinate
    • n.
    • One subject to another's authority
  28. tangential
    • adj.
    • Only superficially relevant
  29. terminate
    • tr. v.
    • To bring to an end; conclude
  30. ultimate
    • adj.
    • Last; coming to the end

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