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Word: argot

Definition: slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people


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::: omnipresent - universally present; ubiquitous
::: insuperable - insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
::: delve - dig; search deeply; investigate
::: cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
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::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.