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domain

noun

linguistics a subject field which has a particular set of vocabulary associated with it

language

noun

the particular form of words and speech that is used by the people of a country, area, or social group

word

noun

a single unit of written or spoken language

vocabulary

noun

all the words that a person knows

usage

noun

linguistics the way that words are used by people when they speak and write their language

vocabulary

noun

all the words in a particular language

the lexicon

noun

linguistics all the words and phrases in a language

lexis

noun

all the words in a language

language

noun

the style or types of words used by a person or group

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vocab

noun

informal vocabulary

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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