Is it "appraise" or "apprise"? "Adverse" or "averse"? Beware these words How to distinguish the words you want from their doppelgangers. By Ragan StaffNov. 18, 2008 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.