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 for anagram
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anagram \An"a*gram\ ([a^]n"[.a]*gr[a^]m), n. [F. anagramme, LL.
     anagramma, fr. Gr. 'ana` back, again + gra`fein to write. See
     Graphic.]
     Literally, the letters of a word read backwards, but in its
     usual wider sense, the change of one word or phrase into
     another by the transposition of its letters. Thus Galenus
     becomes angelus; William Noy (attorney-general to Charles I.,
     and a laborious man) may be turned into I moyl in law.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anagram \An"a*gram\, v. t.
     To anagrammatize.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Some of these anagramed his name, Benlowes, into
           Benevolus.                               --Warburton.
     [1913 Webster] Anagrammatic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  anagram
      n 1: a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of
           another word or phrase
      v 1: read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
           [syn: anagram, anagrammatize, anagrammatise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "anagram":
     abuse of terms, acrostic, amphibologism, amphiboly, calembour,
     charade, conundrum, corruption, equivocality, equivoque,
     jeu de mots, logogram, logogriph, malapropism, metagram, missaying,
     palindrome, paronomasia, play on words, pun, punning, rebus,
     riddle, spoonerism, wordplay
  
  

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