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

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

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