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Sep 24 2008   10:04PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business — averse or adverse

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

investor.jpg Which is correct?
In the current economic environment, investors are increasingly ______ to risk.
a. averse
b. adverse

Answer: a

Averse means opposed to. Adverse means unfavorable and is typically not applied to people. Weather conditions and economic environments are among the types of things that are sometimes described as adverse.

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