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Quantitative ContextPlay
Use 'excess' when referring to a quantifiable amount, particularly when comparing with a norm or requirement. SlideThe project had an excess of volunteers.
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Negative UndertonePlay
'Excess' often carries a negative connotation, implying waste or lack of control. SlideThe city's budget was burdened by excess costs.
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Measurement AvoidancePlay
Avoid using 'excess' when precise measurements are needed; it's typically more general. SlideThe soup contained an excess of salt.