Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 08:06:33 -0400 From: David Muschell Subject: Re: negatives and positives >When was "ruth" lost so that now we have only "ruthless"? >Does anyone have a reference? >Ron Rabin And why don't we say: "I was plussed about the Academic Council's decision (having an understanding)" "The judge decided the thief was corrigible (able to be rehabilitated)" "He has a domitable spirit (easily subdued)" "The talk with the colleague had been very concerting (satisfying)" "I felt very chalant while speaking before the gathering (nervous)" "Luckily, my stacks of papers were very wieldy (easy to carry)" ???? Seriously, were there ever such words? Thanks for the "apt" reference on inept, Anton. David Muschell Georgia College