User:Pharamp/My Wiktionary

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  • aphasia - (patology) A partial or total loss of language skills due to brain damage.
  • anthropology - (study) The holistic scientific and social study of humanity, mainly using ethnography as its method.
  • aposiopesis - (rhetoric) An abrupt breaking-off in speech.


  • chiasmus - (grammar) An inversion of the relationship between the elements of phrases.
  • contronym - (semantics) Word with multiple meanings, one of which is defined as the reverse of one of its other meanings.
  • cosmogony - (philosophy) Any specific theory, model, myth, or other account of the origin of the universe.


  • demonym - (semantics) A name for an inhabitant or native of a specific place that is derived from the name of the place.


  • epicene - (linguistics) Having only one form of the word, which serves as both masculine and feminine, even for either male or female referents.
  • hermeneutics - (study) The study or theory of the methodical interpretation of text, especially holy texts.



  • idiolect - (linguistics) The language variant used by a specific individual.
  • interrobang - (punctuation) The symbol (combination of ? and !).



  • metathesis - (linguistics) The transposition of letters, syllables or sounds within a word.


  • parataxis - (grammar) Speech or writing in which clauses or phrases are placed together without being separated by conjunctions.


  • syncretism - (linguistics) The fusion of different inflexional forms.