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VERNACULAR

Vernacular n.

The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.

An idiomatic word, phrase, or expression.

The idiom of a particular trade or profession:

“In the legal vernacular.”
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ven·er·ate

  [ven-uh-reyt]
verb (used with object), ven·er·at·ed, ven·er·at·ing.
to regard or treat with reverence; revere.

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ACCOUTREMENTS

Accoutrement n.

Additional items of dress or equipment, carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity.

"The General dressed for battle in shining accoutrements.”
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PERVICACIOUS    pur-vi-key-shuhs

Pervicacious adj.

Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate.

“He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”


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OXYMORON

Oxymoron n.pl.

A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect,

for example, “wise fool” or “to make haste slowly.”
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ANTITHESIS

Antithesis n.pl.

1. Direct contrast; opposition.

2. The direct or exact opposite.

“Hope is the antithesis of despair.”
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SMIRCH   /smurch \

verb;   

1.To discolor or soil; spot or smudge with or as with soot, dust, dirt, etc.


2. To sully or tarnish (a person, reputation, character, etc.); disgrace; discredit.

noun:

1. A dirty mark or smear, as of soot, dust, dirt, etc.


2. A stain or blot, as on reputation.
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