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 Meanings and Examples of VOCABULARY
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vocabulary
 n.  a language user's knowledge of words
 n.  the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)
Classic Sentence:
1  He knew she had no such word in her vocabulary as gallantry, knew she would have stared blankly if he had told her she was the most gallant soul he had ever known.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
2  They had borrowed Carol's manuals of play-production and had become extremely stagey in vocabulary.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  Strictly this word is not indigenous to the whale's vocabulary.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
4  Finally, the prisoner made it understood that his vocabulary was inadequate, and there stepped up a dapper young man with waxed mustaches, bidding him speak in any language he knew.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
5  There was no term of abuse known to the Huron vocabulary that the disappointed women did not lavishly expend on the successful stranger.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 23
6  Why, I made a vocabulary of the words I knew; turned, returned, and arranged them, so as to enable me to express my thoughts through their medium.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
7  As we have said, he perfectly understood the old man's vocabulary, and if he did not use it more often, it was only indifference and ennui which prevented him from so doing.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 58. M. Noirtier de Villefort.
Example Sentence:
1  "Methinks," "thee," and "thou" are archaic words that are no longer part of our normal vocabulary.
2  Vocabulary building is a cumulative process: as you go through your flash cards, you will add new words to your vocabulary, one by one.
3  Learning the specific set of vocabulary words that pertain to one's business becomes a simple task.
4  These endorsements from satisfied customers substantiate our claim that Pacific Lava is a best school to enhance vocabulary.
5  Before you criticize her constant reading as mere escapism, note how greatly her vocabulary has improved since she began spending her days buried in books.
6  To try to memorize every word on this vocabulary list would be a mammoth undertaking; take on projects that are more manageable in size.
7  These online lessons are designed to help improve reading comprehension and build vocabulary skills.
8  By the age of two a child will have a vocabulary of about two hundred words.
9  The basic vocabulary of a language is those words that must be learnt.
10  Use spidergrams to organise your English vocabulary into different subjects.
11  English has a rich vocabulary and literature.
12  The teacher made us slog through long lists of vocabulary.
13  A child's vocabulary expands through reading.
14  As users figured out what worked and what didn't on Vine, a common vocabulary of rapid cuts, non sequiturs, and running jokes began to emerge.