>>One more way in which language defies logic is the abuse of prefixes, suffixes and infixes. You think that if rewind means wind back, refill means fill again, reload means load again, undo means opposite of do... that you can just go ahead and guess what the next combination of prefix and a word will mean?
You're very, very wrong. Guesswork will lead you astray.
last refreshed 07-22-2019 04:01:21 PM
(enough of this, get me
craft using ways of, or producing, air (just like witchcraft, handcraft are)
man made of air
eqilibrium, debit equals credit
the opposite, it means imbalance when they say "you have a balance there".
maker of bars; man who is a bar
man from the base
a first, second, or third baseman (as per WordReference.com... and I haven't noticed that they love recursive definitions)
tamer of bats, hunter of bats
man who is a bat
piece used in a game of chess
full of crates
as much as fits into one crate
a transparent vessel made out of crystal
a vessel made of honed glass, which may, if done right, refract light like some crystals do; still, glass is not a crystal. On the contrary, it's the exact opposite.
way where to drive
the piece of concrete between pavement and garage, where one usually parks the car
tamer/herder of elephants
man with a skin affection such that it resembles elephant's
opposite of inhibit
man who makes ginger bread
a figure baked from such dough
full of grates
full of thanks
man who is a horse, or a horse herder
opposite of exhibit, i.e. hide (as opposed to display)
a human hole, a hole made by men (to differ from rathole); a hole on a man (analogously to asshole)
entrance into sewers, from the pavement down.
full of need
piece of way where to park
road through a (national or international) park
cover again (unless it applies to a chair with torn upholstery)
to get back or regain (something lost or taken away)
You are as good as that guy Pavlov in reacting to things.
come back from a lapse
let go, issue
move somewhere else
fix what was broken
put back in place
take one thing out and return a different one in its place; substitute; OK, also means to put back in place
put back; return to previous state