Words that mean opposite things

Sanction - you can do something
Sanction - you can’t do something

Anything elese

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literally literally means figuratively

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Cleave

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Dog - nice animal, very cute, all of them are angels
Dog - annoying someone by following them closely

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bad= bad
bad= good

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Enjoin.

Can mean ‘encourage’ or ‘prohibit’.

Inflammable/flammable, although not really.

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“The shit”

Wow, he’s really good at tennis. He’s “the shit”.

What is that smell? “The shit”.

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Take that to the ‘words that sound like they should mean the opposite but actually mean the same’ thread

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Blunt. A blunt pencil can’t write and so is harmless. A blunt instrument or remark is dangerous.

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Wicked

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Oversight - to observe something
Oversight - to fail to notice something

Bolt - to secure/lock
Bolt - to escape

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Table: to put something forward for consideration
Table: to remove something from consideration

Cleave - to split apart
Cleave - to stick to someone or something

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Not quite the same thing but:

Thrifty spender: is careful with their money
Spendthrift:is extravagant with their money

Original - the first

Original - the newest

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Biweekly - twice a week
Biweekly - twice a month

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sick

:call_me_hand:t2:
:face_with_thermometer:

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Alright @colinfilth