Bujold invents new word: antagonym
We are all familiar with these useful terms for words: synonym, for words which mean roughly the same thing; antonym, for words which mean opposite things; and homonym, for two words which sound alike but are spelled differently and mean different things.
It seems to me we need one more: a term for when a word with the same spelling, sound, and dictionary entry is deployed by two sides in a debate or argument, and each person is, unsuspected the other, using a completely different definition for it.</blockquote>
(If you've never read any of her books, start with the Curse of Chalion)
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