Aid refers to assistance. Animal Aid is one of the oldest animal rights groups in the world. Aide refers to a helper. The congressional aide says the senator is unavailable right now.
Agree to means to concede to something. We hope the local officials can agree to a compromise this year. Agree with means to be in accord with something. Both parties agree with each other on the new spending plan.
Aggression refers to hostility. The wild animals showed aggression toward their captors. Egression refers to the act of emerging. The hypnotist showed the man an egression into a future life.
Aggravate means to make something worse or more severe. Research shows that dust can aggravate lung problems. Irritate means to annoy. His management style irritates us. Vitamin C, aspirin, and potassium can irritate the esophagus.
Aforementioned and aforesaid, meaning stated previously, should be restricted to legal writing. The judge indicated that the aforementioned would stand trial. We hereby agree to the aforesaid usage of the information.
Affluent refers to the rich. Joan jokingly claims she is from an affluent background. Effluent refers to a river, stream, or lake that flows out. The farmer uses water from that effluent to water his garden.
Afflict means to cause suffering for someone or something. The disease first afflicted people who were not vaccinated. Inflict means to cause by aggressive action. The truck hit a parked car and inflicted severe damage to it.