The Vocabulary I Learned Today


a self-defence system, martial art, and combat sport system that focuses on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting.

lexis (n)

the total stock of words in a language.

The lexis is the socialized unit of reading, of reception: in sculpture, the statue; in music, the “piece.”

pertain (v)

be appropriate, related, or applicable.

Another important difference pertains to the social use, or more exactly to their principal legitimated use.

confound (v)

cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by acting against their expectations.

Our culture still has a strong tendency to confound art with fiction.

kinship (n)

blood relationship

The kinship between film and collectivity, photography and privacy, remains alive and strong as a social myth, half true like all myths

keepsake (n)

a small item kept in memory of the person who gave it or originally owned it.

Photography very often primarily means souvenir, keepsake.

discrepancy (n)

a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.

contiguity (n)

the state of bordering or being in direct contact with something.

phonic (adj)

relating to speech sounds.

In the auditory sphere – totally absent in photography- cinema adds phonic sound (spoken words), nonphonic sound (sound effects, noises, and so forth), and musical sound.


a special method of examination of a vibrating or fast moving object, such as the vocal folds. A bright flashing light lasting a fraction of a second (10µs) is used to illuminate the vocal folds. This flash ‘freezes’ the movement of the vibrating vocal folds.

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