Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-ant Also -ent.

Forming adjectives and nouns.

[French -ant or -ent, taken from Latin present participial forms.]

Such adjectives and nouns often parallel words in -ance or -ence (see -ance), and similar confusion accompanies their spelling. Adjectives in these endings include arrogant, convenient, different, obedient, permanent, portent, reminiscent, and resident. Nouns often denote a person or thing acting in some capacity: agent, applicant, contestant, deodorant, opponent, propellant, superintendent, tenant. See also -esce (for -escent), -fic, -facient, -ment, and -ulent.

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