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I need examples of denotation and connotation (all words have a denotation and connotation).

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When we talk about a word's denotation, we are referring to its dictionary definition. When we talk about a word's connotation, we are referring to the emotional baggage, so to speak, that it picks up due to its use in certain contexts. One of my favorite examples has to do with words that relate to laughter: the verb, laugh , does...

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