Antonyms

Antonyms
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Antonyms Antonyms are wonderfully simple. They are words with opposite meanings. Hot and cold, warm and cool, night and day; these are all examples. Most days they are pretty easy, the opposite of up is down after all. Some might be a little confusing if there is more than one meaning for a word, like right and wrong or right and left. That's not so bad. But other times the become much more subjective. I remember my teachers saying cows and horses or cats and dogs were opposites. I suppose you could say that but it still seems a bit…

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Contronyms

contronym Contronyms are words that have contradictory or opposite meanings. It's like one word that means both stop and go or hot and cold. That can be really confusing but you can usually guess the meaning from the context. For example: I buckled my belt. (Put the two parts together.) The bridge buckled during the earthquake. (It came apart.) So buckle means both, to put together and to come apart. Contronym seems to be the most commonly used term but these words go by a lot of names. Looking around I found them called, janus words, contronyms, contranyms, autantonyms, auto-antonyms,…

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Intermediate Topics Free Book Preview

Intermediate Topics Free Book Preview Intermediate Topics is a collection of twenty seven of my topic-based worksheets. Each worksheet contains two conversations and tips related to them. There are over fifty lessons worth of material in this short book. The focus of each lesson is to discuss a particular topic. Grammar patterns are never irrelevant but they are not the focus here. About the book Think of it as a number of lessons collected together in one place. It’s not meant to be a series and doesn’t contain a fixed flow from start to end. Each lesson worksheet serves an…

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