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Postby sardith » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:03 pm

Dr. Goodword,

I have a question about this word, 'resurgence', prompting me to ask you to choose it for Word-of-the-day sometime. :wink:

Why is there no word 'surgence', if 'resurgence' means, 'to rise again'? What if I want to describe something that is merely rising the first time? Why is that not legal?

These are the questions that I wonder about. :?

Thank you for your consideration and any help in the meantime,
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Postby Slava » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:05 pm

To add fuel to the fire, what about surges that retreat? Do they desurge? Unsurge? Outsurge? (Nah, that one's limited to jobs leaving America. Oops, sorry, that's outsource.) Perhaps backsurge?
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