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

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