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2017-01-24 12:58:43 -0400 answered a question What is universal grammar?

I am not a linguist but would also like to mention the idea of Universal Symbolism, talked about by Carl Jung - he believed (and I agree) that there are universal associations/symbols/metaphors in the world. I would love if someone on this thread might be willing to point me to any existing research that backs up my own personal theory that Universal Language creates Universal Symbols.

2017-01-24 12:58:43 -0400 asked a question Synonyms that are Identical Except for Prefix

What would you call a word that has an identical word except for the prefix that means the exact same thing?

For example: meliorate and ameliorate both mean the same thing flammable and inflammable both mean the same thing

and so on.

I ask in preparation for the GRE. I was given in my study flashcards the word ameliorate, and then in the practice test I had to know what meliorate means ... and I mistakenly assumed it was the opposite of ameliorate. I would like to know the term for this type of word, so I can find on Google a solid list of such words, in preparation for if the GRE throws this wrench again.