Affinity means a close relationship or connection. The organization has a strong affinity for environmental issues. Eternity means unending time or forever. The pastor told the mourners that Jill would live an eternity. Infinity means unlimited quantity, space, or time. From the ground, that highway appears to go on for an infinity.
Affectation refers to artificial, exaggerated, or false behavior. Forget the vocabulary affectations. We prefer plain language. Affection refers to fondness toward someone. The club has a deep affection and respect for that family.
The verb affect means to influence or change. The moon and sun can affect the ocean’s tides. The verb effect means to bring about or accomplish. The new CEO effected a few minor changes to the company. The noun effect means result. One effect of the drought was a skimpy corn crop. Memory hook: If […]
Aesthetic refers to beauty or attractiveness. The new door will improve the aesthetic look of the house. Ascetic refers to avoiding pleasure or material comforts usually for religious reasons. He practices the doctrine that the ascetic life releases the soul.
Aerie means nest. Have you ever been to the mountains and seen an eagle’s aerie? Airy means breezy. The airy conditions at the New Jersey shore always keep us cool. Eerie means spooky. The séance we attended was an eerie experience for everybody.
Aerial refers to a radio antenna or something else that reaches into the air. Before cable TV, many people put TV aerials on their roofs. Aerial photography is becoming one of her favorite pastimes. Ariel refers to a kind of gazelle or the brightest moon of Uranus. The ariel gazelle is under two feet tall […]
Advisedly means deliberately or with careful consideration. She chose her words to the media advisedly. Intentionally means with intent or purpose. The author intentionally left his phone off the hook.
Advise means to give advice, counsel, or suggestions. We will advise you on proper use of the new printer. Inform means to communicate information. The teachers will inform the students when the tests are graded.
Advert means to call attention to or refer to something. The speaker adverted to a point she had made earlier. Avert means to prevent or ward off something. To avoid any delays, management wants to avert a strike.
Adversity refers to affliction, hardship, or misfortune. After a year of financial adversity, the company rebounded well. Diversity refers to an assortment or a variety of things. To add diversity to your portfolio, consider this investment.