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insurgency

in·sur·gen·cy

insurgency

pronunciation:
ihn suhr jn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: insurgencies
definition 1: an armed rebellion against a government, usu. one's own.
similar words:
revolt
definition 2: an internal attempt to take control of a group.
Word Parts
The word insurgency contains the following parts:
surg, surr Latin root that means rise
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.