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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VOCABULARY

But it also serves to bring us finally to the vocabulary of Esmond.

But the shock to her feelings had loosed the good woman's vocabulary.

It was curious how the sense of evil had limited each one's vocabulary.

Chance is a word which ought to be banished from the Christian vocabulary.

For every man there is something in the vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin.

Numbering errors in the vocabulary lists are underlined like this.

Only the other day she said to me, 'We have the instinct, men the vocabulary.'

Her vocabulary was not rich in phrases for this kind of emergency.

Alice paused for want of breath and lack of vocabulary for vituperation.

Whatever his faults, fear was a word which found no place in his vocabulary.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "list of words with explanations," from Medieval Latin vocabularium "a list of words," from Latin vocabulum "word, name, noun," from vocare "to name, call" (see voice (n.)). Meaning "range of language of a person or group" is first attested 1753.

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