The correct word in the sentences:
NONPLUSSED or UNAFFECTED/UNIMPRESSED
- The groom was nonplussed when the bride didn’t show up for the wedding.
- The speaker suddenly stopped and seemed completely NONPLUSSED.
- I have considered him totally UNIMPRESSED by our presentation.
ENORMITY or ENORMOUS
- The enormity of Hitler’s crimes against humanity must be told, without fail, to future generations.
- So Treebeard went out into the ring and shouted. His ENORMOUS voice rose above all the din. *
*THE TWO TOWERS
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
- There’s no form of religion, there’s no eccentricity or ENORMITY, that hasn’t its votaries. *
BEMUSED or AMUSED
- The state representative was bemused by the rapid volley of questions from the audience regarding his plans for eliminating debt.
- Mayhew wandered up, to stare BEMUSED and bewildered on the face of death. *
*THE WARRIOR’S APPRENTICE
Bujold, Lois McMaster
- Desiree was greatly AMUSED by her brother’s startled looks. *
* Zola, Emile / Abbe Mouret’s Transgression
REDUNDANT or USELESS
- The student’s paper, filled with redundant phrases, demonstrated how little research he’d actually done on the subject.
- If I’m not a teacher anymore, everything in my head will be USELESS. I won’t have a chance to practice my knowledge.
- When you add some more flowers to your working place, it might be a bit REDUNDANT, and look like a garden instead of a bureau.
- Ah, you, a USELESS stupid creature! Why have you eaten my parrot?
- The code in Example 8-3 is frightfully REDUNDANT. *
* Bluttman, Ken / Access Hacks
PLETHORA or MANY
- The plethora of plastics and unwillingness to recycle will have negative consequences for the environment.
- This beguiled Linden, but did not greatly enhance her grasp on the PLETHORA of names the Master used. *
* Donaldson, Stephen R. / The One Tree
- There aren’t MANY gentlemen that are as kind as you are. *
*Kipling, Joseph Rudyard / The Light That Failed
UNIQUE or EXTRAORDINARY/UNUSUAL
- That ancient manuscript is unique and should be on display at the Smithsonian.
- There is something EXTRAORDINARY in his life.
- Condition ” d” – If m0 is more than 261.8% of m1, the UNIQUE circumstances (explained later in this chapter) implied by Rule 5d should be upheld. *
* Neely, Glenn / Mastering Elliott Wave
- EXTRAORDINARY income less EXTRAORDINARY expenses.
FULSOME or ABUNDANT
- The woman’s fulsome manner was off-putting to the CEO, who made a mental note to avoid her at company functions.
- Are we carbon- and water-based because those materials were ABUNDANT on the Earth at the time of the origin of life? *
* Sagan, Carl / Cosmos: The story of cosmic evolution, science and civilization
- Bob’s FULSOME flattery was annoying everyone at that party. It was disgusting to hear it.
NOISOME or NOISY
- The noisome fumes of the sewer wafted through the cobbled streets of old London.
- Section 37.8 treats NOISY detectors. *
* Misner, Charles W.,Thorne, Kip S.,Wheeler, John Archibald / Gravitation
- Following it came a NOISOME spew of guts, flabby bags of yellowish-red jelly. *
* King, Stephen / From A Buick 8
IRONIC or AMUSING
- I found it ironic that someone who didn’t study for the final made the highest grade in the class.
- He came to attention and returned Miles an ironic, deliberate salute. *
* Bujold, Lois McMaster / The Warrior’s Apprentice
- He ought to have been whipped, but the trick was so spirited and amusing that I let him off. *
* Tolstoy, Leo / Childhood
LITERALLY or REALLY/ACTUALLY
- The NASB is considered a literal translation from the original languages.
- I actually have an appointment shortly. *
* Robb, J.D. / Strangers In Death
- Don’t take my words LITERALLY.
- Yes, well, she must need a skirt for something specific, but it’s scarves that’s she’s REALLY into. *
* Weisberger, Lauren / Devil Wears Prada