Paradoxical Words

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Can you name the words that are antonyms of themselves (contranyms)?

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The act of supervisingan unintentional failure to notice or do something
to remove a fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste mattercover lightly with a powdered substance
look at all parts of (something) carefully in order to detect some featurelook quickly but not very thoroughly
split or severstick fast to
To pay someone for the temporary use of somethingTo let someone use something temporarily in exchange for money
experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness about an imminent eventwanting something very much to happen
moving or capable of moving at high speedfirmly fixed or attached
Subject to debate, dispute, or uncertaintyhaving no practical significance to even discuss
Definition 1WordDefinition 2
fasten or be fastened with metal deviceto cut or trim
give official permission or approval for an actionimpose penalty on (usually legal)
conceal someone or something with a thin concealmentshow a movie or video or broadcast
Remaininghas gone
To endureTo wear away
To deliberately and forcibly hit hardTo swing at and miss a ball
Competent or able to do something; capableincomplete, limited

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