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The article is devoted to a phenomenon of a partial transition to a passive layer of this
part of lexis which shows a relation with the previous era ( the language of the Soviet period).
The subject of analysis includes linguistic items evaluating man in a negative way. They were
divided into groups according to the level and lexical (semantic, connotative, and evaluative)
changes and transformations which condition a transition of lexemes to passive vocabulary
on the one hand, and facilitate its adaptation in the language of a new epoch on the other.
The material presented allows for investigating linguistic changes which are the result of socio-
political changes, influencing a lexical store, structure and organization of lexis, both in
its centre and peripheries, and relations between passive and active vocabulary, as well as
a clash of the old with the new one.