a suffix forming adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in the suffixes -acity, and -acy: audacious; fallacious .

adjectival word-forming element meaning “given to, inclined to, abounding in,” from Latin -aci- (nominative -ax), noun ending used with verbal stems, + -ous.

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    the lover of Galatea, killed by Polyphemus out of jealousy. Historical Examples The part of Acis by Mr. Mountier, being the first time of his appearing in character on any stage. Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia William Hayman Cummings Oh, I guess your meaning at last; you wish to tell me, Acis, that it is […]

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    a complex noun suffix meaning “quality of” or “abounding in the characteristic of,” appearing in loanwords from Latin: tenacity.

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    antiaircraft fire. antiaircraft arms. Historical Examples “The ack-ack will knock those planes out of the sky,” one of the sailors said. The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams That was a score for the ack-ack gunners and the ground boys. A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery The Jerries were at it again and […]

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