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There is (but it isn't in common use). Magnitudinous: The adjectival form of magnitude. Having the quality of greatness in size, amount, importance, etc. Wordnik
Is "politically zealous" proper to negatively describe someone ... obsessed by some political ideology ... I would feel fairly comfortable saying that the term, “Politically zealous,” probably evokes, in the minds of many, certain religious and political fanatics who are currently dominating cable news coverage, world-wide and 24/7. So, the short answer to ...
Magnificent? Impressively beautiful, elaborate, or extravagant; striking Oxford Dictionary It doesn't really imply anything about size, but it does derive from magnus.
It feels better at the end of the sentence. I would prefer to take both parts of the test on Monday, please. But a rewording offers a better request. May I please take both parts of the test on Monday?
The second is correct. Rarely would you ever put 'a' before gravity.
I dare say that there are many people who are politically zealous but not in the sense of how Nazis were zealous about their evil politics ( mass killing innocent people just because they were Jewish or Polish or Gypsies or mentally/physically challenged, " useless eaters" as the Nazis called the mentally/physically challenged). The word to describe such a ...
The services company Halliburton's trademarked strap-line is "Solving challenges". I share the original questioner's queasiness with this but I suspect that the elasticity of English probably allows it.
It is correct, but I would have expressed this version if I were you: I humbly request you to allow me to take both parts of the test on Monday. (You can also use sincerely or kindly instead of humbly) Or this one: It would be my pleasure If you can allow me to take both parts of the test on Monday. (you can also use a delight in place of my ...
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