subordinate word

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Noun1.subordinate word - a word that is more specific than a given word
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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The structures have the basic characteristics of subordinate clauses in Germanic--that is, are introduced by a subordinating conjunction and have a subordinate word order--but speakers use them independently, she says, without an accompanying main clause, to express, for example, a feeling of resentment or a wish or a threat.