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-ency words

Some words ending in -ent are changed to nouns by using the ending -ency.

absorbency
The sponge had a high absorbency.
agency
She worked for a government agency.
clemency
The judge exhibited clemency towards the defendant.
complacency
You shouldn't approach anything with complacency.
consistency
John mixed the ingredients into a creamy consistency.
decency
Saying sorry was a matter of decency.
efficiency
The factory improved its efficiency.
fluency
He spoke french with great fluency.
frequency
Radio waves have a lower frequency than visible light.
leniency
There was no leniency for the criminal.
proficiency
He spelt English with proficiency.
solvency
Solvency is essential for companies.
urgency
The traveller moved with urgency.

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

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The suffix -ment
Adjectives ending in -ant
Nouns ending in -ant
Adjectives ending in -ent
Nouns ending in -ent
-ance words, Set 1
-ance words, Set 2
-ence words, Set 1
-ence words, Set 2
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