Antonym is the
synonym, below. The anti- prefix, from Greek meaning "against" or "opposite", sees frequent use in English. Words like "antimatter", "antigravity", and "antibiotics" all refer to things or properties in opposition to the root word.
Out of a wide range of
antonyms available for notoriety — e.g., repute, distinction, celebrity, renown, eminence, to list a handful — any one of which would fit the context nicely.
For another instance where a prefix makes the word, compare
denote below. "Con-" means "with", and "note" comes from Latin for "to mark", so an owl
connotes wisdom because it bears that mark: it reminds you of the trait. Where
connote refers to an indirect meaning or association — a
connotation, to use the noun —
denotes means "means".
The remarks, made an interview for a podcast interview, were seized upon by Chinese media because the word "pig" in China is used to
connote stupidity and laziness.
If something is
definitive, then it is a perfect example of a given thing. A dictionary
defines words, and also gives guidance on their
usage (see below).
“You don’t get to change what the
definition and terms are after people vote for it,” Grant said.
Primarily a fashion term, “Normcore” combines “normal” and “hardcore” to
denote people who are zealous about appearing ordinary.
Any written language that uses accents above or below letters to show how they should be pronounced can be said to use
diacritical marks. Taking this concept one step further, in Vietnamese
diacritics (an alternate spelling) indicate the tone or pitch of a sound.
Linguists caution that the most accurate guides to pronunciation include
entry on the Wall of Spies says:
Etymology deals with the origins of words. The Greek word "logos" means several things, including "word", "speech", and knowledge". English words such as "apology", "dialogue", "logic", and any branch of science or medicine ending in "-ology" (like your new friend
etymology) all derive from this root word. Isn't
Entomology is the study of insects, so be careful not to confuse the two!
etymology of the French travail and the Spanish trabajo, each a translation of the English noun “work”: their Latin root is trepaliare, “to torture, to inflict suffering or agony.”
And therein lies the greater, more profound
meaning of decoration, which occupies the foreground of this extraordinary show.
Several people in the audience corrected his
Sense can mean many things, but in this case we're talking about another version of
connotation. When you
sense something, you perceive or become aware of it. The
sense in which a word is used refers to its context and the way you are meant to understand it.
Area and in a
sense was seeding the habitat for kids who will soon follow in his boot steps.
English is a Germanic language, but it contains many contributions from Greek, Latin, Romance languages (meaning descended from Latin, like French and Spanish), and elsewhere. As a result — and as you can see from many of the examples in this list — we're lucky as English-speakers to have many words with which to express the same or similar things:
synonyms. As writers, a large vocabulary allows us to express any idea, no matter how nuanced.
For family delicacy, Dad coined two
synonyms for going to the bathroom in the woods.
As is often the case with Trump, his word
usage both amplifies ideas ambient in the culture and takes advantage of gaps in the language.