a word that has opposite or nearly opposite meanings, as cleave, meaning “to adhere closely” and “to part or split.”
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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Origin of Janus word
First recorded in 1935–40; see Janus (in the sense “Roman god of doorways”)
Words nearby Janus word
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