Vocab 9 - Politics and the English Language

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Politics and the English Language, Pg 189-200 decadent  – marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay   archaism  – the use of an archaic expression; the survival or presence of something from the  past metaphor  – a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does  not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity pretentious  – making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or  distinction variable
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Unformatted text preview: something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation parody a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way egregious conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible euphemism an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive obsolete old; no longer in use or valid or fashionable orthodoxy a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2009 for the course ENG EngComp taught by Professor Fontae during the Fall '09 term at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

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