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Study the word list: -ance words, Set 1

In these words the weak vowel sound in the final syllable is spelled with the letter a. These are just a few of the many words ending in -ance.

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abundance
There is an abundance of apples in the orchard.
acquaintance
He was an acquaintance of mine in high school.
allowance
A child's allowance should not be too generous.
arrogance
His manner conveyed a great deal of arrogance.
assistance
Would you like my assistance while you shop?
defiance
They protested in defiance of the law.
dominance
To win a trophy a team has to show dominance.
extravagance
The palace was full of extravagance.
fragrance
The flowers had a wonderful fragrance.
ignorance
The manager showed ignorance towards his employees.
importance
Decline means to come to an end or lose importance. *
tolerance
To get along with people you must show tolerance.
radiance
They sat in the radiance of the sun.
relevance
His statement had no relevance to this discussion.
reluctance
There was a reluctance to protest.
repentance
Repentance is the foundation of Christianity.
resistance
A rebellion is open, organized, and armed resistance to a government or ruler. *
significance
The conventional significance level accepted is five percent. *
tolerance
To get along with people you must show tolerance.
vigilance
The security guard watched with vigilance.

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Learn about these words in Unit 33. Word endings: -ant, -ent, -ance, -ence

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