What are anti-kangaroo words? with 10 examples


What are anti-kangaroo words?
Anti-kangaroo word is a word that contains its antonym (word with opposite meaning).
Let’s take an example
animosity (enmity) contains the word amity (friendship) which is an antonym.
10 examples anti-kangaroo words
What are ‘Kangaroo words’?
Kangaroo words: A kangaroo word is a word that contains letters of another synonymous word (a word having the same or nearly the same meaning)  in its correct sequence.
Why are  “Kangaroo words” so called?
As kangaroos carry their young, known as joeys, in a body pouch. Likewise, kangaroo words carry their Joey words (synonym) within the word itself. This is the etymology of the phrase “kangaroo word”
Examples of anti-kangaroo words :
Antonym in bold letters
1. abuse: antonym ‘use’ in order (abuse=misuse)
2. feasted: antonym ‘fasted’ in order (fasted =go without food)
3. female: antonym ‘male’ in order
4. communicative: antonym ‘mute’ in order (mute=silent)
5. pest: antonym ‘pet’ in order
6. fabrication: antonym ‘fact’ in order
7. she: antonym ‘he’ in order
8. wonderful: antonym ‘woeful’ in order (woeful=unhappy, sad)
9. resigned: antonym ‘reigned’ in order (reigned=hold office, in power)
10. there: antonym ‘here’ in order

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