My Arabic is limited to a vocabulary of my favorite foods, such as “I love chicken and rice.”
What people are really afraid of is something that has its own vocabulary and idiom because it strikes them dumb.
How refreshing, therefore, that she should reach into a vocabulary of pride that most American citizens would applaud.
You have to have discipline in the words you use, in your vocabulary.
That's why liberalism's vocabulary of “rights” when it comes to abortion rings a little hollow.
So far as vocabulary is concerned, there is really little of it.
But it also serves to bring us finally to the vocabulary of Esmond.
He hesitated while he groped in his vocabulary and framed a complete answer.
But the shock to her feelings had loosed the good woman's vocabulary.
Middle English generally copies French, and is generally unpretentious in its vocabulary.
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.