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Another figure of speech

HAPPY NEW YEAR to my fellow book worms! You know how I enjoy the English Language, well I found a figure of speech that I had not heard of;  HOMONYMN- what is it?
A Homonymn is a word that has two completely different meanings. Here are a few examples to give you an idea:
 
Tire:        a rubber wheel           to become exhausted
 
Fire:         smoke and flames       to lose one's job
 
Lead:        to show the way          a heavy metal
 
Bear:         an animal                    to carry a burden
 
Tear:         eye fluid                    to rip apart
 
Fine:          not coarse                  a monetary penalty
 
File :         to arrange alphabetically        a tool to smoothen a surface
 
 
I often sit reading through my Thesaurus. What a wonderful tool, there is so much information in there, not only can you expand your vocabulary, learn the meaning of words, find alternate words for a particular word, you can also learn about figures of speech. The Engish language is complex! A dictionary doesn't always give you the information that you need.
 
Thesaurus is latin for "treasure house".

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I am so glad to read your views about wishing and interesting speech because Sometimes, people use a colloquial phrase of "it figures" or "go figure", which is kind of an acknowledgement of the correctness of a fact, or something like that. It's also sometimes abbreviated even further to just "Figures" or "Go fig", depending on the speaker
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