Monday, December 8, 2008
Dis is a prefix, meaning "not" or a basic reversal.
If you are dissatisfied with something, you are not satisfied. When something disappears, it does not appear. Simple enough.
But what's the deal with these words?
Dismembered. Would you say you saw a body that was completely membered?
Distraught. When you're happy, are you traught?
Disillusioned. Totally satisfied with the political scene. So, you're illusioned?
Doesn't make much sense to me. In fact, I'm totally lacking gruntle at the moment.