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English 1-2

acronym N a word formed from first letters of each word in series LOL - laugh out loud
affix N - prefix for suffix ( reappearance - re- , -ance) V - to attach to part of beginning of a word to the end ( affix -ed) V - to attach something ( affix colored posters on the wall)
coinage N - invention of new words, invented word or phrase, metal currency
colloquial ADJ - informal language usage, conversational (hi!, Whats up?)
diminutave N - suffix indicates small, youth, N - nickname indicating affection ADJ - extremely small, tiny
metonmy metonymic N - figure of speech substitutes a word with different but close word
oxymoron oxymoronic N - expression that contains contradictory terms
palindrome N - spelled same backwards and forwards
portmanteau word N - word formed by combining sounds and meanings of two words (humongous, huge, enormous)
spoonerism N - comical switching of first sounds of two or more words, (lack of pies, pack of lies)
Created by: 22johns.lil



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