In this teaser you have been given two (2) clues in each line. Each word differs by only one (1) letter, which I have given you. Your task is to discover the answers to the clues provided. The order of the letters does not change.
Remove _ _ _ I _ _ / _ _ _ U _ _ Justify
E X C (I) S E / E X C (U) S E
specialist _ _ _ E _ _ / _ _ _ O _ _ ship
hull _ _ L _ _ / _ _ N _ _ indulgence
scorch S _ _ _ _ / T _ _ _ _ slight colouration
soft spread _ U _ _ _ _ / _ I _ _ _ _ grievous