Glossary

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ANAGRAMS

Anagrams are a word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase, such as snail to nails.

Anagrams - Rearrangement Servant (Internet Anagram Server)


ANTONYMS

Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning to another word, i.e., lose and find.

Interesting -nym Word List


EPONYMS

Eponyms are names derived from persons, not necessarily legendary or fictitious; i.e., Colonel Saunders, McDonalds and Wendy's.

Eponyms


HOMOGRAPHS

Homographs are one or more words that have the same spelling but differ in origin, meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, such as lean (fatless meat) and lean (bend).


HOMONYMS

Homonyms are one or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning, such as place (put - verb) and place (site).

Quiz on Homophones

RETRONYMS

Retronyms are a word or phrase that was once used by itself and needs to be added to another word because of a new development. A digital camera is an example.

SYNONYMS

Synonyms are words having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other words in a language such as ideal and good. Hint: Remember synonym with the word similar and antonym with the prefix anti to distinguish them.

Synonyms


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