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A word that group words that give the impression "There is a word for that!" and "Mot juste" is what I inquire. I can't find any term for it, and my search of the list only leads to a website like http://phrontistery.info/

A word for a list of words such as cajole and desiderium. I am not asking about words that have specific meaning, I am asking whether those words have a name that group them together.

Another way to see it, some words exist in dictionaries but not in thesaurus, what those words are named is my question.

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    What is wrong with 'mot juste' - Wiktionary mot juste (plural mots justes). The perfectly appropriate word or phrase for the situation. Definitely English ('Borrowing from French'); arguably a word (compound noun) [ eg Macmillan:] NOUN [COUNTABLE]. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 13 '15 at 10:19
  • Frederick, do you mean "Words with only one meaning?" Is "quarter" a word with specific meaning, or does the fact that it has more than one meaning exclude it from the set you have in mind? – TRomano Jun 13 '15 at 11:27
  • @TimRomano "... the fact that it has more than one meaning..." does exclude it from the set in my mind. Thanks for clarifying it – Frederick Jun 13 '15 at 13:09
  • When you find a word without a specific meaning let me know. All words have meanings, or they aren't words! – curiousdannii Jun 13 '15 at 13:15
  • @curiousdannii "all words have meanings", I believe most words have multiple meanings, used for multiple contexts. But some words have a meaning only. When I refers to those words as specific I mean you can't find a word to substitute it without reducing or replacing the meaning. – Frederick Jun 13 '15 at 13:29
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"What's that crawling on my back?"

"I believe it is latrodectus variolus."

"Don't give me the scientific term - just GET IT OFF!"

  • My question refers to the collection of those mot juste words. Not the words itself. – Frederick Jun 13 '15 at 12:15
  • Those words could be called terms. Although a term is a word with a specific meaning in some contexts, though it may have other meanings in different contexts. – TRomano Jun 13 '15 at 13:34
  • @TimRomano It does cover the "specific meaning" part, but the need of context negate it. The specific words ideally need no context at all, because it only has one and only meaning. – Frederick Jun 13 '15 at 13:55

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