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affected

In addition to being the past tense of the verb affect, affected can also be an adjective in its own right. In one of its adjective meanings, if you are affected you are inclined toward something. For example, you might say, “I became well-affected to her after she promised to pay me one million dollars […]

affectation

People with horribly sloppy reading habits will often misread affectation. For example, I just spent the past few minutes trying to come up with a riff on people who have warm feelings toward other people, which would be affection, not affectation. Despite considerable thought, I couldn’t come up with anything. It is, therefore, a good […]