-ance, -ancy

(Latin: often through French, quality or state of; being; condition; act or fact of _______ ing; a suffix that forms nouns)

oscillance
An oscillation; a swinging back and forth.
oscillancy
The state of oscillating; a seesaw kind of motion.
oscitance
1. Drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning,
2. An involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom.
oscitancy
1. The act of yawning.
2. The state of being drowsy or inattentive; dullness.
peccancy (PEK uhn see) (s) (noun), peccancies (pl)
Moral transgression and immoral behavior: Many movies present offensive peccancies which may encourage some viewers to replicate what they have seen.
penance
performance
permeance
perseverance (s) (noun), perseverances (pl)
1. A steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness: Endurance and perseverance, when combined, can result in a successful endeavor.
2. The determined continuation with something; usually over a long period; especially, despite difficulties or setbacks: Perseverance usually indicates that something has been continued in spite of it not being easy to accomplish; in fact, perseverance is required to accomplish just about any skill.

Perseverance may be used in either a favorable or an unfavorable sense, and implies unremitting and sometimes annoying persistence; for example, talking when others want to study.

3. Etymology: from Latin perseverantia, "steadfastness, constancy".
A steadfast effort to do something.
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perturbance (s) (noun), perturbances (pl)
Disturbance; perturbation.
petulance (s) (noun), petulances (pl)
1. Ill-tempered or sulky in a peevish manner (easily irritated or annoyed).
2. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered.
3. Contemptuous in speech or behavior.
pleasance (s) (noun), pleasances (pl)
pliancy
ponderance (s) (noun), ponderances (pl)
Weight; gravity; serious consideration: The ponderance of suggestions made by Edward's financial advisor had to be considered seriously.
preacquaintance (s) (noun), preacquaintances (pl)
1. A previous knowledge of something or of someone: During rehearsals for the upcoming theatre production, Jason’s preacquaintence with the play helped him to interpret the main character sympathetically.
2. Etymology: from Middle English aqueyntance, "make known" from ad-, "before" + "cognoscere, "to know well."