Words: Contronym, Transgender, Dostadning, Konmari “method”, joy

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Contronym or Contranym or autoantonym

Noun

A word with two opposite meanings.

Examples:

  • Bolt
  • Dust
  • Hysterical
  • Moot
  • Seed
  • Screen
  • Sanction
  • Apology

Transgender

Adjective

Denoting or relating  to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.

Dostadning

A hybrid of the Swedish words “death” and “cleaning.”

A Swedish phenomenon by which elderly and their families set affairs in order.

The process of cleaning house before you die, rather than leaving it up to your loved ones to do it after you’re gone.

“Konmari” method

Marie Kondo 2015, one of “Times” most influential women.

Konmari consists of gathering all of one’s belongings, one category at a time, and then keeping only those things that “spark joy” (tokimeku, the word in Japanese, means “flutter, throb, palpitate”) and choosing a place for everything from then on.

Joy

Noun

A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

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