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Can you name the words that end in '-nym'?

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Words or names that...
'-nym' wordExamples
…have opposite or near-opposite meanings.dead/alive, boy/girl
…are used by foreigners for a place name and differ from the native term.Köln/Cologne, Torino/Turin
…are assumed as a different name, usually by an author.O'Henry, Mark Twain
…designate something by the name of something associated to it.The White House, The Crown
…describe themselves.noun, word, abbrv., polysyllabic
…have two meanings, each the opposite of the other.fast, cleave, overlook
…are derived from a father or other male ancestor.J. Peterson
…have the same or very similar meaning.big/large, error/mistake
…are a midway between two opposites.past/PRESENT/future, concave/FLAT/convex
…have the same root and similar pronunciations.beautiful/beauteous
Words or names that...
'-nym' wordExamples
…changes meaning when capitalized.polish, august, concord
…composed of two identical parts.yo-yo, pompom, bye-bye
...are required to distinguish older technology after advancementanalog computer, fountain pen
…have the same spelling but different pronunciations.read, sewer, refuse
…are derived from a mother or other female ancestor.Björk Guðmundsdóttir
…are formed by initial letters of a series of words.NASA, Scuba, ComSat
…are derived from another name, usually a person.cardigan, sandwich
…sound the same as a phrase, but are different individually.I scream/Ice Cream, mint spy/mince pie
…have the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings.mean, right/write

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