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May 8, 2009
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with Anu Garg

corrigible

PRONUNCIATION:
(KOR-i-juh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Capable of being corrected.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin corrigere (to correct). Ultimately from the Indo-European reg- (to move in a straight line, to lead or rule) that is also the source of regent, regime, direct, rectangle, erect, rectum, alert, source, and surge.

USAGE:
"[The regulator] should guide corrigible companies through their weaknesses to become more useful corporate citizens."
Patience Wheatcroft; FSA Should At Least Seek City's Respect; The Times (London, UK); Mar 4, 2005.

See more usage examples of corrigible in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A man's name is not like a mantle which merely hangs about him, and which one perchance may safely twitch and pull, but a perfectly fitting garment, which, like the skin, has grown over and over him, at which one cannot rake and scrape without injuring the man himself. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)

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