ancy & ance





These
ROOT-WORDS are the Suffixes ANCE & ANCY meaning ACTION, PROCESS, QUALITY, STYATE and DEGREE. It is surprising and pleasing to see how much of the strangeness of a word disappears as soon as you know the Prefixes and the Suffixes.


1. Accountancy : account ANCY (a kount’ an see) n.

The job of record keeping


2. Assistance : assist ANCE (a sis’ tans) n.

The act of giving help to one in need of it


3. Attendance : attend ANCE (a ten’ dans) n.

The act of waiting upon; service


4. Allowance : allow ANCE (A low’ ans) n.

The amount granted, often for expenses


5. Alliance : alli ANCE (A lie’ ans) n.

The state of being joined together


6. Defiance : defi ANCE (de fie’ ans) n.

The act of defying; state of being against


7. Endurance : endur ANCE (en dur’ ans) n.

The ability to withstand hardship


8. Elegance : eleg ANCE (el’ e gans) n.

The qualities of tastefulness and gracefulness


9. Reluctance : reluct ANCE (re luk’ tans) n.

Unwillingness


10. Tolerance : toler ANCE (tol’ e rans) n.

An act of courteous forbearance to differences


11. Intolerance : intoler ANCE (in tol’ e rans) n.

Opposite of No.10


12. militance : milit ANCY (mil’ i tan see) n.

A fighting spirit


13. Dominance : domin ANCE (dom’ i nans) n.

State of authority


14. Relevance : relev ANCE (rel’ e vans) n.

Quality of being related to something


15. Vigilance : vigil ANCE (vij’ i lans) n.

Watchfulness; alertness


16. Resistance : resist ANCE (re zis’ tans) n.

The process of standing against something


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