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What is the difference between Wan and Wane?
What is the difference between Wan and Wane? :
) Pale and looking ill or tired
She looked wan and fragile.
He talked to us with a wan smile.
) (Of the moon) show a gradually decreasing area of brightness after being full
The moon began to wane.
) Gradually lose power or importance
Become smaller or weaker or less impressive
My enthusiasm for her waned considerably.
) 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.
The authority of the dictator is on the wane.
Is your popularity on the wane?
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