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#206021 - 06/08/12 11:16 AM prodigious a contranym?
Atish Offline
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Seems to me that Prodigious has only one meaning -- "Remarkable in size, quantity, strength, etc."

And that is the only meaning; when used in a narrative it means horrible or wonderful entirely in the context of the usage. If I say that you have a prodigious office, I could be admiring you or be disgusted at your opulence; "prodigious" does not prescribe anything, the rest of my narrative must.

It is not a contranym like "liege". (Which is a wonderful contranym word, btw. I didn't know that it also meant vassal.)

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#206023 - 06/08/12 11:56 AM Re: prodigious a contranym? [Re: Atish]
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