“Loath” rhymes with “both” and is a rather formal adjective meaning “reluctant,” whereas “loathe” rhymes with “clothe” and is a common verb meaning “dislike intensely.” Kenji is loath to go to the conference at Kilauea because he loathes volcanos.
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