I'm writing a technical thesis and I need to explain the meaning of a lot of words. However I'm not a native English speaker.
The so-called "blah" is a thing that does this and that.
Blah was an unknown word to the reader, but was explained after its introduction. It's going to be needed a couple more times in the thesis.
edit: I should mention that the words can be from a foreign language.
How do I handle quotation marks when I'm going to keep using those new words?
Do I need them every time the word comes up again, or only once? Or do I need them at all?