Glorious Garnish

Bailey with the letter GMy theme for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge is contronyms. A contronym is a word with two or more opposite meanings, making it its own antonym. Click here to find out more about these quirky words.
We start the second week of the A to Z Challenge with the letter G. There weren’t many G contronyms to choose from, but garnish was a clear winner to me. 
Garnish – to enhance by adding decorative touches
Garnish the food
~ or ~
Garnish – to take a debtor’s wages
Garnish the wages
Although one is usually used for food and the other for money, the meanings boil down to the opposites ‘to add to’ and ‘to take away from.’
The manager garnished the chef’s wages because he ate all the strawberries and instead garnished the desserts with cherry tomatoes.
Are you familiar with contronyms? Can you think of the other ‘G’ contronyms out there? Doesn’t Bailey look Gorgeous with her letter G?

Chef image courtesy of marin /

Money image courtesy of jannoon028 /

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