Averse or Adverse?

Two words often confused are averse and adverse. Do you know the difference?

Averse means opposed.  He is averse to all gun control laws.

Adverse means detrimental or harmful.  Some believe liquor advertisements have an adverse effect on sobriety.

A trick to remembering the difference is the word containing a D is the word that means Detrimental.  Or when in doubt, look it up.

Happy writing!

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