✅ The popular adjective many refers to a large number of things or people (many sleepless nights; many Americans).
✅ The less frequent manifold is used to mean numerous (manifold ways; manifold possibilities), but it also often implies variety (The reasons she could not sleep were manifold and complex).
➕ Both many and manifold can also be nouns, and on rare occasions, manifold can be a verb, as in multiplying or making copies of something!
✅ Acquaintance is the perfect word for a person with whom you have contact, but don’t know intimately (She considered him a casual acquaintance because she saw him each day at the café).
✅ Friend implies a more intimate relationship than acquaintance, one in which you have warm affection for the other person (a trusted friend; a family friend), but friend does not necessarily imply shared activities or conditions like past Synonym of the Day companion.
✅ Friend contrasts with foe in literary writing (Friend or foe?) or even with its synonym acquaintance to distance oneself (He was merely an acquaintance, not a friend).
✅ Both result and effect refer to what's produced by an action or cause.
✅ Result is best when you want to capture the sum of effects as a final outcome (As a result of the meeting, they set a date for the community clean-up).
✅ Effect is often used when there is a direct link to a cause (In my opinion, coffee's effects are all positive!).
✅ Still, both effect and result can suggest consequences that are far-removed or tangential (ripple effects; long-term results).