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Power Suffix: -acy

November 22, 2019
Derived from Latin, the English suffix -acy in English means "the state of" or "the quality or condition of."
adequacy
It plumbed each country with 140 questions about readiness in the fields of disease prevention, detection and reporting, rapid response, adequacy of existing health systems, meeting international standards and the overall risk situation.
confederacy
In response, the Cherokee chiefdoms gradually found themselves compelled to join into a single confederacy in the course of the 18th century.
conspiracy
He pauses and glances at me like somehow we’re part of some awesome conspiracy.
delicacy
He was an expert silversmith, praised all over the swampland for the delicacy of his work.
diplomacy
Because of the tumultuous political environment of the time, al-BIruni developed a skill at diplomacy that almost matched his scientific talents.
efficacy
Researchers should collect evidence on the efficacy of mask use against air pollution.
fallacy
Exxon also misled us through arguments that appear convincing but contain logical fallacies.
inaccuracy
For now, I shall confine myself to correcting a few of the more glaring inaccuracies in recent press reports.
intimacy
She spoke carefully, with an intimacy that hinted she knew Albert well.
intricacy
The delicate labour of the coral gardener is only one part of restoring a reef and for all its intricacy it is actually the most straightforward part.
legitimacy
He stated the matter simply: if I recognized the legitimacy of the Transkei government and was willing to move there, my sentence would be dramatically reduced. proposal, and again I turned him down.
literacy
That the Ptolemies maintained a public library suggests that literacy was relatively widespread in the capital, at least among the Greeks.
lunacy
This was complete lunacy as far as he was concerned, and there was no way to deal with it rationally.
obstinacy
Many Argentines dislike the idea of rewarding the holdouts for their obstinacy.
primacy
All senators swear an oath to defend the Constitution, which wins primacy over party and personal considerations.
privacy
Under normal circumstances she left the kids alone, feeling that teens needed their space, that they were entitled to some degree of privacy.
profligacy
“A similar question was posed 20 years ago when Baby Boomer profligacy was being compared to the Silent Generation’s penchant for saving,” they wrote.
supremacy
The two squadrons were locked in an intense competition to win the trophy signifying supremacy among the other squadrons at Ravenel Air Base.

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