What is the difference between Wan and Wane?




What is the difference between Wan and Wane? :


Wan : (adjective)

(
1 ) Pale and looking ill or tired

Pallid

She looked wan and fragile.

He talked to us with a wan smile.



Wane : (verb)

(
1 ) (Of the moon) show a gradually decreasing area of brightness after being full

The moon began to wane.


(
2 ) Gradually lose power or importance

Become smaller or weaker or less impressive

My enthusiasm for her waned considerably.



Wane : (noun)

(
1 ) WAX and WANE : increase and then decrease in strength or importance

Throughout history, empires have waxed and waned.

The popularity of most of our leaders waxed and waned.


(
2 ) Decreasing

The authority of the dictator is on the wane.

Is your popularity on the wane?











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