9/3/11

Antipode


Antipode
<an-tee-pohd>

The exact opposite of.

Out is the antipode of in.

n. One of the antipodes; anything exactly opposite. “In tale or history your beggar is ever the just antipode to your king.
Lamb.” The singular, antipode, is exceptional in formation, but has been used by good writers. Its regular English plural would be an´ti•podes, 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, an•tip´o•dez. 


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