respectfully / respectively

respectfully / respectively
   Respectfully means "politely and with respect": Mel Pew always dealt respectfully with each and every customer.
   Respectively refers to the order in which things are given: I gave Wallace and Linda blue and green socks, respectively, means that I gave Wallace blue socks and Linda green ones.

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