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(Latin: suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing act, state, quality, property, or condition corresponding to an adjective)

ciliotoxicity
circularity
1. The roundness of a two-dimensional figure.
2. The quality or fact of being circular in shape.
3. The indirect and complicated nature of something; such as, a method or route.
4. The illogical nature of something; such as, an argument or piece of reasoning.
civility (s) (noun), civilities (pl)
Polite, respectful, and reasonable behavior: Mrs. Smith, the teacher, told her students that everyone should be treated with civility; which means, they should be polite and courteous with each other and with other people.

Tom and Sarah, brother and sister, greeted each other with the usual exchange of civilities or polite words and actions.

clonality
The ability to form clones.
compassivity
A condition of suffering, or of being affected, together with another.
complexity
complicity (s) (noun), complicities (pl)
1. Participation in wrongdoing, or involvement, with someone else in doing something illegal: The authorities found out that the computer programmer was taking part in a complicity to get private information about people's credit cards for a criminal organization so it could transfer money from the bank accounts of the victims.
2. The act of helping to commit a questionable act, an illegal activity, or a crime: Jerome was involved with his brother in a complicity to steal diamonds and valuable necklaces and rings from the jewelry store.
Partnership in a criminal act.
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conductivity
1. Conductive quality; power of conducting heat, electricity, etc.; especially, with reference to its degree.
2. The conductibility of a structure, especially the ability of a nerve to transmit a wave of excitation in the body.
conformity
consanguinity (s) (noun), consanguinities (pl)
1. Relationship by descent from the same ancestor, and not by marriage or a special friendship: The four brothers consanguinities were obvious and clearly seen by others.
2. Etymology: from Latin consanguinitas, from consanguineosus; from con-, "together" + sanguineus, "of or pertaining to blood"; from sanguis, "blood".
A common blood relationship.
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continuity
contumacity (s) (noun), contumacities (pl)
Stubborn and disrespectful resistance to an authority of anykind.
conviviality (s) (noun), convivialities (pl)
1. A jovial, sociable, friendly, and lively disposition or nature.
2. The good humor and festivity indulged in during occasions of celebration.
3. Etymology: derived from Latin convivium, "banquet"; from com- + vivere, "to live".
cordiality
cosmicality (s) (noun), cosmicalities (pl)
A part of the cosmos: The cosmicality of outer space.