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What's your inclination?

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Topic: 8) What's your inclination? (1 of 1), Read 27 times
Conf: Word Fugitives, with Barbara Wallraff
From: Barbara Wallraff (msgrammar@theatlantic.com)
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1999 09:45 AM

Andy Kowalski, of Antwerp, Belgium, writes: "As a skier, I have often been frustrated by the lack of an antonym for the word 'steep.' This seems such a basic word that it should certainly have an antonym. When it modifies a helpful noun (e.g., in 'a steep incline'), the opposite 'gentle' seems adequate. But this simply doesn't work for describing ski trails. Do you have any suggestions?"

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