Nicodemus (nicodemusrat) wrote,

Quizzy and the Rats of NYM

Sure, I could write a quiz about the Rats of NIMH but how broadly interesting would that be to my readers? Instead, I'll take an unexpected tack and have a language quiz about words ending in "nym". How many can you name?

(Example) meaning the same: "synonym"

(1) Meaning the opposite
(2) Same pronunciation but different meanings
(3) A fictitious name; an "alt"
(4) Homograph
(5) A name derived from a father's name
(6) A pronounceable initialism
(7) Named for someone: e.g. pasteurization, Parkinson's
(8) Just in case you work undercover, your codename
(9) A place name based on a geographical feature
(10) A reduplicated taxonomical name; you red foxes should know this!

Edit: As usual with my quizzes, comments are NOT screened. If you want to play along, be sure to work out your answers before clicking and checking.
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