No difference at all, the same thing, as in She's my sister, or stepsister—same difference. This jocular colloquial phrase dates from about 1940.
What’s The Difference Between Adverse And Averse?What does adverse and averse mean? The adjectives adverse and averse are related. Both come from the Latin root vert- meaning “to turn.” In Latin the word adversus meant “turned toward” and “hostile” and is a direct root of adverse. Averse, on the other hand, emerges from the Latin word aversus, which meant “turned away.” Today, adverse is rarely used to describe people but rather to describe effects or …
Reeking vs. Wreaking: What’s The Difference?These words sounds the same, but mean very different things. Do you know if you're using these homophones correctly?
identical, comparable, corresponding, equivalent, proportionate, balanced, commensurate, equal, tantamount, interchangeable, exact, indistinguishable, like, double, clone, duplicate, look-alike, Xerox, dupe, twin
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