10 Words You Didn’t Know Had A Word.

There is nothing more exciting than finding out about cool new words? Only me? Oh, that's ok, I'm going to share it with you anyway. (Who likes my homage to Breaking Bad here?)

I came across a bunch of words that made me go "Huh, there's an actual word for that?"

1. Collocation - A familiar group of words that typically appear together and convey meaning by association.

Example: black and white

2. Ambigrama word that can be turned upside down and still be read as the same word.

Example: MOW or NOON

3. ContranymThis is a word that can mean the opposite of itself.

Example: oversight can mean an error caused by inattention, or it can mean supervision.

4. Antimetabolea word or a phrase that is repeated in the opposite order in the next phrase.

Example: "Fair is foul, and foul is fair."

5. Diminutivea suffix added to a word to mean little, small, or young.

Examples: pigletstarlet

6. DiacriticA symbol added to a letter to change the pronunciation (usually on accents). Most diacritics used in modern English come from other languages.

Examples: caféclichémañana

7. Homonymwords written and pronounced the same way, but they have different meanings.

Examples: liefair

8. Homophoneswords spelled differently, but they sound the same.

Examples: rainreinreignbeachbeech

9. Neologisma newly coined word.

Examples: appGooglestaycation

10. Tmesisa word or phrase that is split in two and another word is added in the middle.

Examples: fan-freaking-tastic; I am so not going camping

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