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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:36 pm    Post subject: weird-assed words Reply with quote

flammable means the same thing as inflammable

exterminate means the same thing as terminate

and "let" and "sanction" both mean the opposite of themselves
at the same time Shocked Confused

let can mean to allow or to DISallow
(as in the bible where it says "He doeth whatsoever He will
and who shall let Him?")
you find this usage mostly in older literature
but yes
bigger than hell
let can mean to stop something

and sanction can mean a PERMISSION to do something
or it can mean a penalty for doing something

words that mean the opposite of themselves
what will they think of next? Confused
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