19 Words You Never Realized Are the Same Backwards and Forwards
You'll never look at these words the same again.
Everyone has heard of the famous palindrome example of “racecar,” which is spelled the same backwards and forwards. But what if we told you we have 18 more words that you probably never realized are palindromes?
As in relating to a city or a town.
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This basically means to treat or worship someone or something like a god.
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Whether this is used as a noun, adjective, or verb, it’s pretty self-explanatory.
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A lemel is a small shaving of metal like gold and silver. This term is typically used in jewelry stores.
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If you’re looking to address a woman respectfully, this is the word to use.
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A minim is the measurement used to describe about one drop of liquid.
Murdrum is the crime of killing somebody unknown. This act is very secretive.
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Mother, mommy, madre, mami, mama—you get the idea.
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As in the best part of the work/school day: lunchtime!
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If someone refers you to somebody else, you probably did a great job at something.
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Repapering is the act of applying new wallpaper.
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The word “rotator” speaks for itself. Its job is to rotate and/or to rotate something.
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Gardeners should know what this piece of equipment is.
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A saga is basically a fancy name for a long story.
This is the plural of an act that is performed by one person.
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A tenet is a belief, principle, or opinion.
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As in, “wow” that’s a lot of palindromes.
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