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Fun for Friday: Contronyms!

| March 2, 2018

Have you ever heard of a contronym? Also called an auto-antonym, it’s a word that is its own opposite. For example, the word “bolt” can mean both “to secure,” as in “bolt the door,” or “to flee,” as in “bolt OUT the door.” To pull one out of very common current usage, how about the […]