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linguistics a subject field which has a particular set of vocabulary associated with it
the particular form of words and speech that is used by the people of a country, area, or social group
a single unit of written or spoken language
all the words that a person knows
linguistics the way that words are used by people when they speak and write their language
all the words in a particular language
linguistics all the words and phrases in a language
all the words in a language
the style or types of words used by a person or group
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a reddish-brown substance made from the leaves of a bush and used for colouring hair or skin
moving with rhythm, together as one
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