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-ence words, Set 1

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

absence
I didn't do much work during my absence.
adolescence
I was often tired during my adolescence.
affluence
Affluence does not necessarily lead to a happier life.
competence
This course will improve your competence in spelling.
confidence
She spoke to the teacher in confidence.
convenience
We can arrange a meeting at your convenience.
dependence
The military has a dependence on discipline.
diligence
The negotiations required good diligence.
evidence
Some new circumstantial evidence proved the defendant guilty.
excellence
The pupil was praised for his academic excellence.
existence
Ecosystems are groups of living things that support the existence of each other.
incidence
The incidence of crime in the area was high.
lenience
The judged showed lenience to the offender.
magnificence
The magnificence of the mountains is inspiring.
obedience
After a while, their new dog started to show obedience.
opulence
The king lived in opulence.
patience
She shows no patience with her staff.
persistence
Through the persistence of his efforts he achieved his goal.
presence
Malignancy is the presence of a cancerous tumour.
reverence
The captain was held in reverence by the team.

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

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