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buoyancy

buoy·an·cy

buoyancy

 
pronunciation:
boI n si
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the capacity to float or rise up in a liquid or gas.
Wood of good flexibility and buoyancy was needed to build seaworthy ships.
similar words:
floatability, lightness
definition 2: resilience or cheerfulness in spirit or personality.
synonyms:
cheerfulness, gaiety
antonyms:
depression
similar words:
animation, bounce, enthusiasm, exuberance, lightness, liveliness, pep, resilience, vigor, vitality, vivacity, zing
Word Parts
The word buoyancy contains the following part:
-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.