Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.
A word or phrase that is not formal or literary , typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation.
A type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.
A mild or indirect word of expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
A social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place , or thing.
Twist or twine together
A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.
An exclusive, typically small , group of people with a shared interest or identity.
Gradually decline in effectiveness or vigor due to the degradation of cells , or become vestigial during evolution.
A shortened form of a word or phrase , such as jan. for January
Taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory.
Departing from a literal use of words.
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