Word Ways


In the February 1978 issue of Word Ways I unveiled twenty contronyms -- single words for which two contradictory meanings survive. As a result of submissions by readers and my own subsequent research, I am pleased to offer an additional collection of contronyms in the form of a brainteaser.

Readers are invited to supply the single word which can replace the two opposite meanings capitalized in each pair below. Answers repose in Answers and Solutions at the end of this issue.