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Kenneth, R. G. ; Faculty of Agriculture, P. O. Box 12, Rehovot, Israel

Sometimes the best way to learn more about a subject is to poke fun at it. The English language is no exception, and this article parodies the way in which antonyms are created. Antonyms are often formed by attaching a negative prefix (un, dis, de, in) to a word-root. Yet some original word-roots have been lost, resulting in an antonym for which no word-root exists.

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Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:PC-25 ,  Issue: 3 )