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28 terms

Asia - Malaysia 3

The words in the set focus on adding the suffixes -ant/-ance and -ent/-ence. These suffixes generally take the meaning of the base word and turn it in to an action, process, quality or state. For example, hesitant: means the state or act of wavering hesitance: means the state of wavering
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exuberant
full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy
exuberance
overflowing with enthusiasm
diligent
hardworking, industrious, not lazy
diligence
conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task
fragrant
pleasant-smelling
fragrance
a sweet or pleasant smell
evident
capable of being seen or noticed
evidence
your basis for belief or disbelief
instant
a particular point in time
instance
an occurrence of something
impatient
restless or short of temper
impatience
lack of patience
elegant
refined or imposing in manner or appearance
elegance
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
independent
someone who does things on his or her own
independence
freedom from control or influence of another or others
vigilant
carefully observant or attentive
vigilance
the process of paying close and continuous attention
patient
a person who is under medical care or treatment; willingness to wait
patience
a willingness to wait for someone or something without complaining
resistant
having the ability to fight against
resistance
the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
innocent
free from evil or guilt
innocence
the state of harmlessness
significant
fairly large
significance
the quality of being significant
intelligent
having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
intelligence
the ability to comprehend