How do you talk about the wars that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Well, here are some words you need to know!
A lexicon is the vocabulary of a person, language, or a specific subject. To know that person, language, or subject fully, you must be familiar with its lexicon.
The Star Wars franchise has been so successful that it’s practically a whole body of knowledge. Some dictionaries have compiled Star Wars word lists. Vocabulary.com, for example, has an article on what it calls “Star Words.”
Here’s a list of some of the “Star Words” or words you need to know to understand the Star Wars universe better.
- galaxy– a huge collection of gas, dust, and stars. We know that the Star Wars saga happened in “a galaxy far, far away.”
- force– a powerful push or a pull that changes the motion of an object. In Star Wars, “the force” is an energy field that holds the universe together. It is what gives a Jedi (good guys) or a Sith (bad guys) his power. It has two sides: light (good) and dark (bad).
- empire– an empire is a group of states or countries (or planets!) under a single powerful ruler. In Star Wars, the Galactic Empire was ruled by Sith Lord Darth Sidious in a brutal dictatorship.
- rebellion– a rebellion is an organized resistance to an established government. Those who participate in a rebellion are called rebels. The Star Wars rebels are the good guys: they’re fighting against the Galactic Empire to restore freedom and justice in the galaxy.
- alliance– a group of people working together for a common cause. In Star Wars, different interstellar groups worked together to defeat the Galactic Empire.
To add more “Star Words” to your vocabulary, check out this list from amavungtau.edu.vn