(adjective) - Word that expresses an attribute of a noun (big, little, short, tall).
(adverb) - Word that modifies or qualifies the meaning of an adjective (unbelievably talented), verb (singing loudly), or another adverb (singing quite beautifully).
(noun) - Person (teacher, Bob); place (mountain, New York City) thing (rock); idea (happiness); or quality (charismatic).
(verb) - Action (run); occurrence (happen); or state of being (be).
e.g. - For example.
etc. - And so on.
i.e. - In other words.
Ibid. - In the same place.
et al. - And others
coin - (verb) To create a word or additional meaning of a word.
comparison - (noun) How two things are similar.
connotation - (noun) The figurative or emotional meaning of a word.
contrasted - (noun) A comparison based on difference(s).
denotation - (noun) The literal dictionary meaning of a word.
type - (noun) A specific version of the primary word.
[Example] - Indicates modification from the original, without changing the meaning, used typically for capitalization, to change plurality, or for clarification.
¶ - Indicates a new paragraph, used in long quotes to show original formatting.
. . . - Indicates the removal of a portion of the quoted text for brevity but not in a way that changes the meaning.
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