Time for an update! (Because I'm sure everyone has been holding their breath, waiting for me to post a new blog).
So the other day, we got a list of "vocab words" to study (I can't believe they're still doing this shit, by the way). One of the words was "atrophy," which is a really easy word, defined as "the wasting away of a body organ or tissue, or any such progressive decline or failure." Reading this, I thought to myself, I thought "Gunpowder (because I call myself by my UG username), this makes no sense. Progressive decline? Doesn't progress imply to build, to advance, to improve, to make better?"
So that got me thinking; what's the term for a "progressive decline?" Regression just doesn't cut it for me, since the prefix "re" doesn't imply negativity. So I tried to figure this out.
The positive connotations of the word "progress" are created as a result of the prefix "pro." The term for a "progressive decline" must use the opposite of the prefix pro. What is this opposite? Why, "con," of course.
Therefore, I submit that the real term for a progressive decline is "Congress."