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01-06-2003, 10:10 PM
What are two words, (one 5 letters ando one 4 letters) that sound similar but have opposite meanings? I've been searching for homonyms that are antonyms but I'm not having much luck.
Heh, whoops, forgot important part of puzzle...
01-06-2003, 10:27 PM
One designation for such words is "Janus" words. These are words that have two meanings that are opposite. For example, "cleave" can mean to divide or to be joined to.
A google search on "janus words" will give you much info.
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