Contronyms by Gypsy

Champion(s):

AndinoK


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.


Quiz Description

If the alarm goes off, and then it goes off, is it sounding or silent? Contronyms are words that, depending on context, can mean their own opposite, like "off," which can mean "activated" or "deactivated," as in the example above.

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Questions:

Virgil Riley Runnels was a WWF wrestler known for his yellow polka dots. His stage name may have been inspired by the adjective of this word, which has verb forms that can mean to add or to remove its noun.

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Dust

A UN country could be penalized for not knowing this word, which has contronyms in both its noun and verb forms.

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Sanction

The noun form of this word indicates something of a measurable amount, as Ian Fleming intended, but Duracell and Albert Einstein may have disagreed on the definition of its adjective.

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Quantum

As an adverb, its common military usage is the opposite of its common civilian usage, which indicates quickness. If you eat this way, you'd also be doing the opposite of its verb.

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Fast

This word could mean to ask for or to give advice, often during its noun form.

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Consult

The verb form of this word means to add or remove its noun form. Another of its nouns could indicate a team's position in a bracket, if they haven't gone to its verb form.

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Seed

The subject of the noun of this word could withstand it or become eroded by it, both of which are definitions of its verbs.

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Weather

The verb form of this word could mean to view or block the view of its noun, particularly in a movie theatre.

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Screen

Depending on what side you're on, this could mean what has departed or what has remained.

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Left

This could be a statement of contrition for an action, or, as Plato used it, an argument in its defense.

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Apology

You ought to know this word, which could mean all or nothing.

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Aught

Electricians use this word which has verb forms that mean to join or to separate. In a 2009 movie, genetic engineers used it to create human-animal hybrids.

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Splice

This word can mean to adhere or to separate. It also may have been an inspiration for the name of a "Blazing Saddles" actor.

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Cleave

If you neglect to supervise something, you can use both definitions of this verb. And you could do either from its noun.

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Overlook

This is another word that can mean to add something or to take something away. The first may be used by restaurant workers. The second may be used on their wages.

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Garnish