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Define vocabulary:

Define vocabulary vocabulary  is the set of  words  within a  language  that are familiar to that person. A  vocabulary  usually develops with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication  and  acquiring knowledge .  Acquiring  an extensive vocabulary is one of the largest challenges in learning a  second language .

Significance of vocabulary:

Significance of vocabulary Vocabulary is the basis of language. Your vocabulary is simply the number of words that you know. The bigger your vocabulary, the better you will be able to communicate, and to understand. Reading is one good way to improve your vocabulary

One word substitution:

One word substitution “One word substitutes” as the word indicates itself are the words that replace group of words or a full sentence effectively without creating any kind of ambiguity in the meaning of the sentences like the word “Autobiography” can be used in the place of the sentence “The life story of a man written by himself”.

Synonyms and Antonyms:

Synonyms and Antonyms Synonym: A  synonym  is a word that means exactly the same as, or  very nearly the same as , another word in the same language. For example, "close" is a synonym of "shut". Antonym: An  antonym  is a word that means the  opposite  of another word. For example "bad" is an antonym of "good".

Idioms and Phrases:

Idioms and Phrases Idioms : A group of words established  by usage as having a meaning not  deducible  from those of the individual words.for example "Kick the bucket" "Spill the beans" Phrases: A phrase is a group or words that express a concept and is used as a unit within a  sentence s. for example “The lost and bewildered tourist ”


Homonyms This is the big category—the umbrella—under which we  find homophones and homographs. Depending on whom you talk to,  homonym  means either: A word that is spelled like another but has a different sound and meaning (homograph); a word that sounds like another but has a different spelling and meaning (homophone) OR A word that is spelled and pronounced like another but has a different meaning (homograph  and  homophone)


Homophones Homophones are words that sound alike, but have different meanings and spellings.  They are the sets of words that you probably learned in  elementary  school, though your teacher may have used the broader category of  homonyms . Examples of common homophones include: their  and  there deer  and  dear hear  and  here to, too , and  two


Homographs Homographs are words that are  spelled  the same, but have different meanings and may have different pronunciations. Examples of common homographs include: does  and  does He  does  like to run. Does  are female deer. (Same  spelling , different pronunciation.)

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