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chrisboote
1020254.  Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:47 am Reply with quote

Troux wrote:
I'll go next...

Hints:
1. Four letters
2. Used to describe a woman
3. Ends in -unt


Aunt?

 
Troux
1020409.  Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:37 pm Reply with quote

chrisboote wrote:
Troux wrote:
I'll go next...

Hints:
1. Four letters
2. Used to describe a woman
3. Ends in -unt


Aunt?

Ding ding!

 
Posital
1020436.  Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:05 pm Reply with quote

I bin wobbed!! http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=munt

 
chrisboote
1020819.  Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:05 am Reply with quote

I know that some of you will probably know this but ...


Which English word means the opposite of itself?

 
Efros
1020827.  Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:33 am Reply with quote

Auto-antonyms, there are quite a few, 'shelled' springs to mind. It can mean having a shell or having had a shell removed.

 
monzac
1020839.  Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:08 am Reply with quote

'Cleave' is another: Clinging to, or splitting apart.

 
chrisboote
1020858.  Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:53 am Reply with quote

monzac wrote:
'Cleave' is another: Clinging to, or splitting apart.

That's the one I had in mind

 
WordLover
1020868.  Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:13 am Reply with quote

Efros wrote:
Auto-antonyms, there are quite a few, 'shelled' springs to mind. It can mean having a shell or having had a shell removed.
Indeed.

fast
* moving at high speed (a fast train)
* not moving (it's stuck fast)

spare
* give (buddy, can you spare a dime?)
* not give (spare me the details, just give me the gist)[/list]

 
chrisboote
1020876.  Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:35 am Reply with quote

Lovely, thank you folks

 
Troux
1021009.  Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:43 pm Reply with quote

There's also the word, 'strike,' if we count the baseball definition.

A gorge can be either a passageway, or something that blocks a passageway.

 
zomgmouse
1021034.  Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:20 am Reply with quote

"uphill/downhill"

Each can be good or bad (e.g. "it's all downhill from here" can mean "it'll be easier" or "it'll be worse").

 
WordLover
1063022.  Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:12 pm Reply with quote

dike/dyke
* ditch
* wall

 
WordLover
1063023.  Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:26 pm Reply with quote

zomgmouse wrote:
"uphill/downhill"

Each can be good or bad (e.g. "it's all downhill from here" can mean "it'll be easier" or "it'll be worse").


forward
* futurewards (I look forward to meeting you in future)
* pastwards (next Friday's meeting has been brought forward to Thursday)

after
* nearer to the end than (the book has an index after the last chapter)
* nearer to the start than (the hound chased after the fox)

deserve
* should be rewarded with (our Olympians deserve praise)
* should be punished with (the murderer deserves prison)

 
zomgmouse
1063068.  Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:20 pm Reply with quote

WordLover wrote:
deserve
* should be rewarded with (our Olympians deserve praise)
* should be punished with (the murderer deserves prison)

Hmm, I'm not sure these are really definitions and are more like examples. "Deserve" is kind of like a judgment of worth, and what that worth is differs.

 
Troux
1063496.  Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:01 am Reply with quote

A bit of a stretch, but:

wont: An inclination to do something
won't: A refusal to do something

school: Where flounders find their mates
school: Where my mates find they flounder

(pardon the Americanism)
cell: How an institution holds one prisoner
cell [phone]: How one holds oneself prisoner

 

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