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antipode


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antipode  \An"ti*pode\,  n. 
  One  of  the  antipodes;  anything  exactly  opposite. 
 
  In  tale  or  history  your  beggar  is  ever  the  just 
  antipode  to  your  king.  --Lamb. 
 
  Note:  The  singular,  antipode,  is  exceptional  in  formation, 
  but  has  been  used  by  good  writers.  Its  regular  English 
  plural  would  be  [a^]n"t[i^]*p[=o]des,  the  last  syllable 
  rhyming  with  abodes,  and  this  pronunciation  is 
  sometimes  heard.  The  plural  form  (originally  a  Latin 
  word  without  a  singular)  is  in  common  use  and  is 
  pronounced,  after  the  English  method  of  Latin, 
  [a^]n*t[i^]p"[-o]*d[=e]z. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antipode 
  n  :  direct  opposite;  "quiet:  an  antipode  to  focused  busyness" 




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