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This week's theme: words better known in their negative forms.
requite (ri-KWYT) verb tr.
To repay, return for, avenge, or retaliate.
[From Middle English requiten, from re- + quiten (to pay), a variant of quit.]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"(Charles) Schulz spread himself through an enlarging cast of characters-- Snoopy, the fantasizing dog who dances for sheer joy ... the Little Red-Haired Girl who never requites Charlie Brown's love, never even appears. (One of Schulz's early unrequited loves was a redhead.)" Henry Allen; The Cartoonist Who Drew From Experience; The Washington Post; Feb 14, 2000.
Fine minds are seldom fine souls. -Jean Paul Richter, writer (1763-1825)