I just had my mind blown by the English language, yet again. There’s actually a word whose opposite (or close to it) is the same word, spelled the same, but pronounced differently. That word is: resigned. “Jon resigned his position on the basketball team.” vs. “Jon resigned his contract with the team for one more season.” As in, that BP CEO who resigned and got an $18 million bonus.
Not knowing if I was using resigned incorrectly, I had to look it up. Merriam Webster and Dictionary.com demonstrate the disparity on the front page of Google. Pretty cool – I feel like I just won the word nerd lottery.