is to affirm and to avow
is to openly declare. There's some overlap with these words because when people want to aver
something — state a truth — they probably also want to avow
it — say it publicly.
If you're overdue
for a trip to the gym, be careful not to overdo
it on the exercise when you get there — otherwise you'll be sore. Anything overdue
should have happened already, but to overdo
something is to do too much of it.
sound the same, but things that are slight
are little and light, and sleight
means slyness or sneakiness.