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cognate

A word related to another word in a different language

inflection

a change in the form of a word -ed, -s

orthography

the study of a language, writing or spelling system



paradigm

a model for a way of viewing things

philology

study of the history of language

phonology

the sound system of a language

rejoinder

an answer to a reply, witty response

rhetoric

the study of using language effectively

succint

clear and precise , using few words, brief

syntax

how words are arranged, order of the words

belie

to misrepresent

clandestine

done in secret

disingenuous

no telling the whole truth, not completely honest

dissemble

to hide one's feelings or motives behind a false appearance; to decieve

forthright

direct, honest

nefarious

infamous, famous for being wicked

perfidious

treacherous; disloyal


probity

total integrity, uprightness, doing the right thing

scrupulous

conscientious and exact, having strict principles

spurious

fake, not authentic