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adverse, averse

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Adverse means "antagonistic" and is easily seen as the base of the word adversary.

Averse means "feeling disinclined" and implies a desire to avoid. The word averse is more recognizable in two more commonly used forms: avert and aversion.

Example: Due to the adverse criticism of his latest work, I am averse to buying his books again.

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