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Lexicon (lex-ih-kon) is an appropriate word for this site, because it deals with vocabularies. A lexicon is a set of words, or vocabulary, of a specific nature, belonging to a group, a language, or a branch of knowledge. That sounds complicated, but it really isn't.
Breaking it down, a group, such as a street gang, would have a lexicon that they alone would understand. Babies have their own lexicon, consisting of fun-sounding syllables.
Languages also have their own lexicon. The Hebrew lexicon is used to translate Bible passages. Hieroglyphics has their own special lexicon using symbols.
Branches of knowledge also have lexicons. Science has a scientific lexicon. History uses a specific vocabulary. Medicine has a crazy lexicon with very hard-to-pronounce-and-understand words.
If you have a secret club, you can make up your own lexicon, filled with words only your club members can understand.
J. K. Rowling has created a lexicon in the Harry Potter series.
She invented words like muggle that exist nowhere else.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."