Loath/Loathe

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Loath/Loathe

Loath is an adjective meaning “unwilling.” It ends with a hard th and rhymes with growth or both.

Loathe is a verb meaning “to hate intensely.” It ends with a soft th like the sound in smooth or breathe.

Examples: He was loath to admit that he was included in the deal.
(He was unwilling)

Alex loathes spiders.
(Hates them intensely)

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