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N otable versus Notorious, Notoriety
 
Lesson 6-32
Prompt:"Notable" and noted are used chiefly of persons or things that are remarkable or distinguished for favorable reason. Examples: 1) The notable remark will be remembered for a long time. 2) The noted author spoke at a local club.
 
"Notorious" is now almost always used to mean of ill repute. Example: The notorious outlaw was hunted by the law.
 
"Notoriety," likewise, means unfavorable publicity or distinction. Example: She did not want any more notoriety.
Directions:Click to select the correct word usage in the following sentences.
1.A person who is very distinguished in his/her profession is considered a person who is (notable) (notorious) in that profession.
2.A criminal might become famous through his/her (notable) (notorious) behavior.
3.Einstein was a very (notable) (notorious) scientist.
4.Al Capon was a very (notable) (notorious) gangster.
5.Sometimes a person's misdeeds cause a degree of (notable fame) (notoriety).
6.The candidate is a distinguished and (noted) (notorious) teacher.
7.Notoriety is a form of fame received for (notable) (notorious) behavior.
8.(Notable) (Notorious) people become famous through their notoriety.
9.(Notable) (Notorious) people become famous for their distinguished service.
10.Our distinguished mayor is a very (notable) (notorious) person.
11.As a rock star, he has gained a degree of (notable fame) (notoriety) for his classic rock music.
12.Notoriety may make a person famous but notoriety will not make a person (notable) (notorious).