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A Janus word is a word with contradictory meanings. These words are also known as contronyms and auto antonyms.

bolt to fasten/secure, to flee
bound to tie someone or something to a particular spot or thing, to (prepare to) go to a specific place
clip to attach, to cut
dust to remove dust, to add (metaphorical) dust
fast firmly fixed/attached, (capable of) moving fas
fine excellent, satisfactory
lease to pay someone to use their property, to offer someone use of your property in exchange for payment
left to have gone away from, remaining
mean unkind/aggressive/spiteful, excellent
peer a member of the nobility, an equal
refrain to stop/abstain, a repetition
rent to pay someone to use their property, to offer someone use of your property in exchange for payment
seed to sow seeds, to remove seeds
strike to hit/succeed, to miss/fail
transparent invisible/see-through, apparent/obvious
trim to decorate/adorn, to cut away excess
wear to deteriorate, able to withstand deterioration
weather to withstand, to deteriorate

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