n. curse, whammy, hex, incantation, conjuration, jinx.
How do you spell antonym?
What are the 10 examples of antonyms?
Types of Antonyms
Examples include: boy — girl, off — on, night — day, entrance — exit, exterior — interior, true — false, deceased — alive, push — pull, pass — fail.
What’s a antonym for example?
What is the opposite of example?
What’s the word for example?
Some common synonyms of example are case, illustration, instance, sample, and specimen.
What is a word for example?
What is another word for example?
What is a one word sentence called?
An imperative sentence can be as short as one word, such as: “Go.” Technically, a sentence must contain at least a subject and a verb, but in this case, the subject (you) is assumed and understood.
What is called Word?
A word is a speech sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or a combination of morphemes. The branch of linguistics that studies word meanings is called lexical semantics.
Are names words?
Names are certainly considered words. Specifically, in English, a name is a type of noun referred to as a proper noun, and it is always capitalized. To fully understand why names are considered words, we’ll look at what makes a word and what makes a name.
What is the longest word in English?
Appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary, this 45-letter word for a disease is the longest English word that is defined in a major dictionary. It’s a technical word referring to the lung disease more commonly known as silicosis.
What are 2 words put together called?
A portmanteau is a word that is formed by combining two different terms to create a new entity. Through blending the sounds and meanings of two existing words, a portmanteau creates a new expression that is a linguistic blend of the two individual terms.
What kind of word is cant?
As detailed above, ‘cant‘ can be an adjective, a verb or a noun. Noun usage: He had the look of a prince, but the cant of a fishmonger. Noun usage: People claim to care about the poor of Africa, but it is largely cant.
What is they’re called?
They‘re is a contraction of “they are” or “they were.”
What are made up words called?
The term neologism is first attested in English in 1772, borrowed from French néologisme (1734). The term neologism has a broader meaning which also includes “a word which has gained a new meaning”. Sometimes, the latter process is called semantic shifting, or semantic extension.
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