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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

What Is A Contronym?

A contronym is a word that is its own antonym. Oversight can mean both "watchful supervision" and "an inadvertent omission." Left means both "departed" and "remaining." Dust can mean "to add dust" (to crops) or "to remove dust" (from furniture). Cleave means either to "cling/adhere" or "to split/sever." Off means both "deactivated" (from turn off) and "activated" (the alarm went off).


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