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adverse- unfavorable, unlikely
averse- reluctant, unwilling
all ready- prepared
already- by or before the given time
allude- to speak of something INDIRECTLY
refer- mention it DIRECTLY
avenge- punish a wrong with the idea of seeing justice done
revenge- harsher, less concerned with justice, more of wanting to retaliate by inflicting HARM
censor- to edit, remove, or prohibit something because it is judged objectionable
censure- to strongly condemn someone as wrong
continual- repeated often
continuous- goes on WITHOUT interruption
dilemma- a choice between 2 unattractive alternatives
problem- tends to not involve a CHOICE, just a bad situation
emigrate- when you leave a country
immigrate- when you come into a country
envy- the desire for something that someone else has, or a feeling of ill will over another's advantages
jealousy- a resentful suspicion that someone else has what rightfully belongs to the jealous person
hanged- "we hanged the murderer last week with a rope"
hung- "we hung the paintings yesterday on the wall"
historic- it FIGURES in history "the Alamo is a historic sight"
historical- it PERTAINS to history "you may take a historical tour of Washington"
irregardless- not an acceptable word "regardless of what you think, the changes will be made"
regardless- acceptable word "with people who know language, irregardless is a glaring error
lie- if you mean repose, does not take an object "I lie down for a nap everyday"
lay- if you mean set or put, takes an object "I lay the paper on the table"
loath- ADJECTIVE meaning reluctant
loathe- VERB meaning to despise
nauseous- the thing that makes you sick (rotten meat)
nauseated- when you're sick to your stomach
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