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

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

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