Single Words That Have Exact Opposite Meanings #2
Philkon on 11/04/2005
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These are also called Contranyms, Contronyms, Autoantonyms, Two-Faced Words, Janus Words, Heteronyms and several other things.
This is how they work. Take the word DUST. When you dust your furniture, you are removing the dust. When you dust your cake with powdered sugar, you are adding something.
I'll provide you with the opposite definitions, you pick the correct word.
Even if you cannot get all of the answers, you'll probably enjoy the quiz just to discover some of these interesting words. Sometimes these are common useage, others are obscure.
The picture to the left is related to question #10.
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