What do the following words have in common?

- dust
- seed
- left
- resign
- weather
- sanction

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What do the following words have in common?

- dust
- seed
- left
- resign
- weather
- sanction

Each word has at least two meanings, and in each case one of those meanings is the opposite of the other.

For these and more, see the Mental Floss article 25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites.

**dust**- as a verb can mean either to add or remove something.**seed**- also means either to add or remove something. If you seed the lawn you add seeds, but if you seed a tomato you remove them.**left**- can mean either remaining or departed.**resign**- can mean "to quit" but can also mean "to sign up again."**weather**- can mean "to withstand or make through" (weather the storm) or can mean "to be worn away."**sanction**- can mean 'give official permission or approval for (an action)' or conversely, 'impose a penalty on.'

For these and more, see the Mental Floss article 25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites.

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