Disambiguation Help

The following WaniKani vocab have been giving me quite a bit of trouble during reviews lately. My usual routine of reading what I am able to from Japanese dictionaries, looking at example sentences or asking on Hinative has still left me rather uncertain. If anyone has the time to give me a hand disambiguating these I would really appreciate it! ヽ(^o^)丿

志 :Intention
望み: Wish
志望: Desire
願望: Desire

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Have you tried thesaurus entries? I guess in your case they aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, because these are typically written to help Japanese natives who, in most cases, would not see the words you listed as particularly difficult to differentiate, but they do often have more usage info than something like a dictionary.


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