almost / most

almost / most
   Almost means "nearly all": Almost all my friends have graduated from college by now.
   Most is superlative of more, meaning "the greatest or to the highest degree": Chuck is the most computer savvy guy I know, or Chuck cooked a most delicious supper.

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