Words and meanings. Hannah Shih . Welcome to the world of “word and meaning” . Let’s play Monopoly! choose one small magnet. Everyone dice and go forward according to the number. Finish the task in every blank. Generalization and Specialization.
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→Adding something particular “the family Cervidae”
→ Adding the idea of hunting.
“A word may go downhill or it may rise in the world.”
Pejoration-The downgrading or depreciation of
a word's meaning, as when a word with a
positive sense develops a negative one.
"The meaning of nice when it first appeared in Middle English (about 1300) was ‘ foolish, silly, simple; ignorant, senseless, absurd.'"The movement toward amelioration reached its apex in the 1800s with such meanings as 'kind and considerate, friendly.'"