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Contrary, Opposite words

accept or refuse

add - subtract

admit - deny

adult, grownup - kid, child

After suffering comes happiness

afraid of death - without fear

ancestor - descendant

animal - plant

anxiety - free from anxiety

arrogance - humble and polite

arrow - target for archery

auntie (father's side) - auntie (mother's side)

auspicious - inauspicious

back and forth

bad guy - benevolent fellow

beautiful life - dark side of life, the

beautiful - ugly

beggar - give alms

beginner - experienced doer

believe - doubt; suspect

beloved daughter - beloved son

Benefit goes to the humble

bestow - accept

big - small

big brother - big sister

Big Folk - Little Folk

bitter - sweet

black and white

boiling point - freezing point

borrow - return

bride - bridegroom

bridesmaid - best man

brightness - dark; darkness

brightness and darkness

brothers - sisters

bullet - bullet-proof

burden

reduce burden

burglar; thief

burglarproof

buy - sell

buy and sell

carefree - worry about

carnivore - vegetarian

cause - effect

circle - square

change - unchanged

chaos; disorderly - harmony, harmonious

China - Taiwan
(two countries in opposing/confronting positions)

civilian - noble; aristocrat

civilized - uncivilized

classic, classical - modern times

clear and evident - confused

clever - clumsy

cold - hot

coma - regain consciousness

combine - separate

combine - split up

come - go

come and go

comedy - tragedy

complicated - simple and easy

composed and poised - shy with strangers

compress - expansion

concave - convex

connect; link - break; cut apart

conservative - avant-garde

contamination - purification

cooperate, cooperation - all by oneself

crisis - turning point

Crisis is Opportunity

cry - laugh

curve - straight line

dark - bright

dark; darkness - well-illuminated

dart - dartboard

daughter - son

day and night

daytime - night

daytime - night

death - life

decrease - increase

deep - shallow

deep sentiment - ruthless

defect - merit; good qualities

delay - on time

destroy - rebirth

difference - similarity

difficult - easy

discrimination - indiscriminate love

doubt - doubtless

driver - passenger

east and west

easy - difficult

economize - waste

elder brother - elder sister

elder sister - younger sister

eldest daughter - eldest son

empire, imperial - colony

employee - employer

end - endless

enjoy the happiness - suffer hardships

enthusiastic - unconcerned

entrance - exit

equality - privilege

ewe - ram

example - exception

expect, expectation - disappointed

expensive - cheap

Extreme pleasure is followed by sorrow

fact - lie

fail, failure - success, successful

fair wind - turbulence

far - near

fast - slow

fat - slim

father and daughter - father and son

father-in-law (for husband)
v.s.
mother-in-law (for husband)

father-in-law (for wife)
v.s.
mother-in-law (for wife)

fear; afraid of - without fear

female and male

fiance - fiancee

fierce birds - fierce beasts

flood - flood control

forever - transient; short period

forgive - unforgivable

fortunate - misfortune

fortune, make a - bankrupt

freeze - defrost

friend - enemy

full of substance - shortage; deficiency

fusion; merge - dissolve

gay - lesbian

genius - dumb; stupid

giant - dwarf

girl - boy

give up - never give up

glory; honor - shame

go to war - return in triumph

god - goddess

god of sun - god of moon

godfather - godmother

good - bad

good and evil

good guy - bad guy

good omen - bad omen

good people and exemplary deeds
v.s.
extremely violent and wicked

good points - weak points

grandfather (maternal) - grandmother (maternal)

grandparent and grandchild

great-grandfather - great-grandmother

grief - joyful; cheerful

hacker - fire wall

hand-made - automation

hand-made - machine

harm - harmless

hate - love

head - tail

heat wave - cold wave

Heaven - Hell

Heaven - world of mortals

heaven and earth

heavy - light

help, assist - obstruct, obstacle

honest - defraud; fraud

honest - lie; tell a lie

honored - shame on oneself

hope - hopeless

host - hostess

humanity - bestiality

humble; modest - haughty; loftily

husband and wife

ice - fire

hypothesis - unchanging principle

I am hungry - I am full

I love you - I hate you

ice water - boiling water

identical; same - contrary; opposite

increase - decrease

karma

indoor - outdoor

infect, infection - immune, immunity

infect, infection - quarantine

input - output

inside - outside

invention - plagiarism

jumpy - quiet and graceful

kindness - black heart

king - queen regnant

laugh - cry

laugh wildly - weep bitterly

left - right

legal - illegal

life and death

light (weight) - heavy (weight)

light - shadow

likes and dislikes

link; connect - cut off

little brother - little sister

live - die

live or die

long - short

loose - tight

lose or win

lost, I am - sense of direction

love - hate

low tide - high tide

low-level - high-level

loyal - traitor

lunar eclipse - solar eclipse

majority - minority

male - female (animal)

male - female (human)

mama - papa

man - woman , men - women

mare (female horse) - stud horse

married - unmarried

married, get - divorce

master and apprentice

master - servant

master and slave

master - slave

merriment - moanful

miniature - jumbo

misfortune comes bliss

Miss (title) - Mister (title)

mistake - correct; right

mistake, make a - regenerate

mom - dad

mommy - daddy

mortal - goddess; celestial being

mother - father

mother and daughter - mother and son

mountain - ocean

movie star - paparazzi

narrow - wide

natural - artificial

naughty child - naughty girl

near - far

niece - nephew

NO - YES

normal - unusual

North America - South America

North Korea - South Korea

North Pole - South Pole

obstacle; barrier - smooth, smoothly

occasionally - inevitable

odd number - even number

on-line - off-line

open - close

open fire - cease file

optimistic - pessimistic

order - disorder

origin of a story - outcome; denouement

overcome - compromise

pain, painful - relieve pain

panic - free from worry

papa - mama

parents; father and mother

password - decode

pause - continue; go on

peace times - anarchy disorder times

penalty - reward

perfect in every way - full of mistakes

persecute - protect

phoenix (female) - phoenix (male)

plague - vaccine

poet - poetess

poor - rich

positive - negative

possible - impossible

present life - next life

primary causes - consequences

prince - princess

problem - solution

problem - solution

professional - amateur

profit from a misfortune

prototype - duplica

query - explaination

rain - clear sky

rainy day - sunny day

rational, rationality - romantic; sensibility

read - write

reader - writer

real, reality - unreal; intangible

reanimation - annihilate

regret - no regrets

remarkable man - remarkable woman

resist - submissive

reward and punishment

right - left

right and wrong

right hand - left hand

rising sun - setting sun

risk; danger - safe, safety

rooster - hen

safety - danger

safe and sound - unsafe; dangerous

satisfied - unsatisfied

seawater - freshwater

selfish - unselfish

sell - buy

shadow - light

shallow - deep

she - he

short - high

short - long

sibling

simple - complicated

sink - float

sinner - trial

slave - master

small - big

soft - hard; firm

Softness can overcome the hardest

software - hardware

solidarity - disunite

son and daughter

south - north

spear - shield

spend money - save money

stable - unstable

starting point - final point

strong - weak

suffer pains of conscience - no qualms

suicide - cherish life

summer solstice - winter solstice

sun and moon

sunrise - sunset

superman - ordinary person

support - boycott

swan - ugly duckling

taboo - no restrictions at all

talented man - talented woman

tall - short

teacher - student

teacher - student

Things will develop in the opposite direction
when they become extreme.

tiger - tigress

tight - loose

trap - release a captured animal

Tropic of Cancer - Tropic of Capricorn

truth - false impressions

trust - betray

Trust Me - Trust No One

turbid - clear

uncle (father's elder brother)
uncle (father's younger brother)
uncle (mother's brothers)

undertake completely - afraid of getting involved

understand - misunderstand

unselfish - selfish

unforgettable - fade from one's memory

upper - down; under

upstairs - downstairs

Ursa Major (constellation) - Ursa Minor (constellation)

useful - useless

vacancy - full

vigilant in peace time

vin blanc (French) - vin rouge (French)

virgin (woman - man)

virtue - evil

virus - immune

wake - sleep

war - peace

warlike; war-mongering - peace; peaceful

water - fire

wax and wane

we; us - they; them

weak - strong

well-being - miserable

wet - dry

What is your name? - My name is...

white horse - dark horse

wild - tame

witch - wizard

woman - man , women - men

work - rest

work, go to - off duty

young boy - young girl

youngest daughter - youngest son

yesterday - tomorrow