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

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

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