Difficult Words :

Vestige and Vernacular

Difficult Words : Vestige and Vernacular

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Vernacular (vur NAK yuh lur) n: everyday speech, slang, idiom

Our teacher said that we should save our vernacular for the street. In the classroom we should use proper grammar.

Vestige (VES tij) n: a remaining bit of something, a last trace

The unhappy young man found vestiges of his fiancée in the rubble, but the explosion had effectively ended their romance.

An old uniform and a tattered scrapbook were the only vestiges of the old man's career as a professional athlete.

Your appendix is a vestige. It used to have a function, but now this organ does nothing.

The adjective form of vestige is vestigial. The appendix is referred to as a vestigial organ. It is still in our bodies, although it no longer has a function. It is a mere vestige of some function our digestive systems no longer perform.

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