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The Lost Art of the Great Speech: How to Write It * How to Deliver It by Richard Dowis

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Enormity/enormousness

The most common misuse of these words is to use enormity to describe something of very large physical size. Enormity refers to something that is monstrous or appalling; enormousness refers to size, either figurative or physical. We may speak of the enormity of a crime but we must say enormousness when we're talking about the vastness of the desert.

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