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What's in a nym?—1

English has many words that end in –nym (from the Greek root onym, meaning “name” or “word”). For example, most of us have heard of synonyms, words with the same meaning, and antonyms, words with opposite meanings. But some –nym words may be a little less familiar. See if you can pick out the meaning of the following –nyms.