Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Contronyms

contronyms: 1.

1. Apology: A statement of contrition for an action, or a defense of one

2. Aught: All, or nothing

3. Bill: A payment, or an invoice for payment

4. Bolt: To secure, or to flee

5. Bound: Heading to a destination, or restrained from movement

6. Buckle: To connect, or to break or collapse

7. Cleave: To adhere, or to separate

8. Clip: To fasten, or detach

9. Consult: To offer advice, or to obtain it

10. Continue: To keep doing an action, or to
 suspend an action

11. Custom: A common practice, or a special treatment

12. Dike: A wall to prevent flooding, or a ditch

13. Discursive: Moving in an orderly fashion among topics, or proceeding aimlessly in a discussion

14. Dollop: A large amount (British English), or a small amount

15. Dust: To add fine particles, or to remove them

16. Enjoin: To impose, or to prohibit

17. Fast: Quick, or stuck or made stable

18. Fine: Excellent, or acceptable or good enough

19. Finished: Completed, or ended or destroyed

20. First degree: Most severe in the case of a murder charge, or least severe in reference to a burn

21. Fix: To repair, or to castrate

22. Flog: To promote persistently, or to criticize or beat

23. Garnish: To furnish, as with food preparation, or to take away, as with wages

24. Give out: To provide, or to stop because of a lack of supply

25. Go: To proceed or succeed, or to weaken or fail

26. Grade: A degree of slope, or a horizontal line or position

27. Handicap: An advantage provided to ensure equality, or a disadvantage that prevents equal achievement

28. Help: To assist, or to prevent or (in negative constructions) restrain

29. Hold up: To support, or to impede

30. Lease: To offer property for rent, or to hold such property

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