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I was wondering if anyone could think of a few examples, such as 'awful' which earlier meant 'awe-inspiring' but is now, generally, understood to describe things like drain smells, twerking and my friend Abbie's poetry.

From other questions on this site, I see that most questions in this vein pertain to explanations for how the change came about, whereas I was just hoping to learn a few new such words.

closed as too broad by tchrist Apr 15 '17 at 13:16

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  • There are too many possible answers to questions like this one. – tchrist Apr 15 '17 at 13:16
  • This question has some examples. – Glorfindel Apr 15 '17 at 16:39
  • @tchrist Has the 'requests for lists' reason for C-Ving I've seen (and used) in the past now been withdrawn (or was it never given)? This might be a rather short list, but I feel this is a request for bagatelles if not trivia. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 15 '17 at 16:43
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    @EdwinAshworth They've recently changed the wording of Too Broad. – tchrist Apr 15 '17 at 17:02
  • You need to link to the other questions addressing 'Janus-words' etc and list any / all the examples given there to avoid duplicate answers. There are possible examples here too. More usually, both senses persist and need to be distinguished by context (eg wicked, 2 syllables). – Edwin Ashworth Apr 15 '17 at 17:18