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unit 7

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acronym
a word formed from the initial letters of a name or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words
anonymous
not named or identified; done by someone unknown
antonym
a word that means the opposite of another word
eponym
(noun) a person for whom something (city, building, street) has been named
heteronym
word spelled like another, but differing in sound and meaning (ex. bass—as in music; and bass—as in fish)
homonym
one of two or more words that are pronounced alike but have different spellings and meanings, such as isle and aisle
onomatopoeia
the formation of words that imitate sounds asscociated with the objects or actions to wich they refer
oronym
a string of words that sounds the same as another string of words, such as gray day and grade A
pseudonym
false name; fictitious name
synonym
one of two or more words that have the same meaning