Words that are not what they seem. Exercises 😉
Let’s have some training today. Before we’ve studied all of the words from the list, and now we know how to use them correctly.
I want to make you practice more, and give you some more work for today.
Here you’ll find both words – the ones you should learn the meaning better (the real one), and the second that you should have said before in the needed phrases.
So the lesson starts! You can always check the infographic to be sure in your answer:
Insert the correct word in the sentences:
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 _______ voice rose above all the din. *
*THE TWO TOWERS
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
© 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
There’s no form of religion, there’s no eccentricity or _______, that hasn’t its votaries. *
© Serenity Publishers 2008
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 _______.
I have considered him totally _______ by our presentation.
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 _____ and bewildered on the face of death. *
*THE WARRIOR’S APPRENTICE
Bujold, Lois McMaster
© Copyright Lois McMaster Bujold, 1986
Desiree was greatly ______ 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 _______. 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 _____, and look like a garden instead of a bureau.
Ah, you, a _____ stupid creature! Why have you eaten my parrot?
The code in Example 8-3 is frightfully ______. *
* 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 _______ of names the Master used. *
* Donaldson, Stephen R. / The One Tree
There aren’t _____ 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 ______ in his life.
Condition ” d” – If m0 is more than 261.8% of m1, the ______ circumstances (explained later in this chapter) implied by Rule 5d should be upheld. *
* Neely, Glenn / Mastering Elliott Wave
_______ income less _______ 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 ______ on the Earth at the time of the origin of life? *
* Sagan, Carl / Cosmos: The story of cosmic evolution, science and civilization
Bob’s ______ 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 _____ detectors. *
* Misner, Charles W.,Thorne, Kip S.,Wheeler, John Archibald / Gravitation
Following it came a ______ 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 _______.
Yes, well, she must need a skirt for something specific, but it’s scarves that’s she’s _____ into. *
* Weisberger, Lauren / Devil Wears Prada