This is VERY interesting! I had no idea that “enormity” did not actually refer to something really big, but that it actually means hugely evil! And “bemused” is the one that really gets me! I’ve always thought “bemused” basically means “amused”, but it’s not even close! Craziness!
I think I’ve heard the word “nonplussed” before, but I didn’t know it what meant. I’ve never heard the word “fulsome” before. I’ve known for a long time that “ironic” is very often used incorrectly. [In fact, I know I’ve used it incorrectly plenty of times. The same goes for “unique”, as well as ”literally” versus “figuratively”.]
I believe that using “noisome” as meaning “noisy” actually can work, because noisiness is obnoxious and offensive to the sense of hearing.
I find it interesting that “plethora” has had a change in connotation. It used to be a bad thing to have a plethora of something, but now it’s considered good to.
I’m not sure how I feel about “redundant”. I’ve always known that “redundant” means repetitive, and thus beyond what is necessary, and thus whatever is being repeated is generally unnecessary. But I’ve never heard “redundant” used to mean “useless” or “unable to perform its function”.
But oh well. I’ve always found clarification to be useful, and I appreciate it. :)
Anyway, those are my thoughts on this. :)