Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 08:11:08 -0700 From: Allen Maberry Subject: Re: negatives and positives According to Webster's Third New International Dictionary "corrigible" can be used in the sense described and "wieldy" has, as a secondary meaning, "capable of being handled". Cited as an example is the phrase "a large but wieldy book" from the "New Republic". Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Thu, 4 May 1995, David Muschell wrote: > >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 >