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Error and Confusion

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Jessica Lucas

on 6 October 2016

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Transcript of Error and Confusion

The state of being puzzled or confused
Bewilderment
Wrong; mistake; false
Erroneous
Able to be mistaken, wrong, or in error
A minor social error that may cause embarrassment
Faux Pas
Fallible
Blunder
Amiss
a. A foolish or careless mistake

b. To move in a clumsy way
a. Wrong; faulty; out of proper order

b. In a bad, defective, or improper way
Error and Confusion
The crowd looked on in
bewilderment
.
Sample Sentence
All human beings are
fallible
; no one is perfect.
Sample Sentences
Sample Sentences
a. Jake's mother knew that something was
amiss
when he didn't come home from school on time.

b. The roller-coaster accident was caused by controls that went
amiss
.
Derivative
It
bewildered
the history teacher that his students were not interested in politics.
Sample Sentences
a. Buying the worthless car was a
blunder
that cost Malcolm several thousand dollars.

b. Caroline
blundered
around her room in the dark until she found the lamp.
Sample Sentence
There were several
erroneous
conclusions in the detective's sloppy report.
Derivative
Political polls demonstrate their
fallibility
when they incorrectly predict election results.
Sample Sentence
Anna committed a
faux pas
when she ate her salad with a dinner fork.
Flustered
Nervous and confused
Sample Sentences
After he missed an easy shot, the basketball player became
flustered
and started to make even more mistakes.
Derivatives
Lila did not let the arrival of unexpected guests
fluster
her.

The teacher's question put the student in a
fluster
.
Miscalculation
a. An error in math or in estimation.

b. A bad judgement
Sample Sentences
a. A
miscalculation
in the recipe prevented the bread from rising.

b. The producer made a
miscalculation
about the appeal of the new TV show.
Derivative
The teacher was embarrassed when she realized she had
miscalculated
the math problem.
Misinterpret
To understand incorrectly
Sample Sentence
After Lionel
misinterpreted
the word's definition, he proceeded to write a faulty sentence.
Derivative
Greg's
misinterpretation
of the map led him to take a wrong turn.
Predicament
A difficult or unpleasant situation
Sample Sentence
Latoya found herself in a
predicament
when she wanted to invite two friends who were not speaking to each other to the same party.
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