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Study the word list: -ency words

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

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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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