(Latin: suffix; quality of, act of, process, function, condition, or place; forms nouns that denote an action; a product of an action; a place, an abode)

A duty or tax paid for repairing bridges.
portage (s) (noun), portages (pl)
The action or work of carrying or moving a boat or its cargo across land from one waterway to another one or around an unnavigable section of water: The portage of the boat was made possible in order to get around the dam.
postage (s) (noun), postages (pl)
1. The amount of money that is paid for the delivery of written correspondence: Sally put the right postage on the airmail letters before putting them into the mailbox.

The clerk told Grace how much postage (stamps or labels) she would need in order to mail her packages.

2. Etymology: from Middle French poste, "place where one is stationed" also, "station for post horses" referring to riders and horses posted at intervals along a route to speed mail delivery in relays, from Italian posto, "post, station"; from Vulgar Latin postum, from Latin positum, past participle of ponere, "to place, to put".
1. Human and domestic waste matter from buildings; especially houses, that is carried away through sewers.
2. The waste matter that passes through sewers.
sewerage (s) (noun)
1. A waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water.
2. Waste matter, or materials, carried away in sewers or drains.
1. The right to vote in public elections.
2. A vote given in favor of a proposed measure, candidate, etc.
3. Etymology: "prayers or pleas on behalf of another", from Old French suffrage, from Medieval Latin suffragium, from Latin suffragium, "support, vote, right of voting", from suffragari, "to lend support, to vote for someone"; from sub-, "under" + fragor, "crash, din, shouts (as of approval)"; related to frangere, "to break".
tutelage (s) (noun), tutelages (pl)
1. The teaching of an individual student by an instructor: Jim studied music under the tutelage of his father who was a professional musician.
2. A helpful influence or guidance: Jim's company is relying on the tutelage of its new CEO to increase profits.
umbrage (UHM brij) (s) (noun), umbrages (pl)
1. Offense, resentment; annoyance; displeasure: Professors and students took umbrage at the implication that colleges are filling their heads mostly with trivia.

The expression take umbrage or "take offence" arises from a metaphorical extension of "shadow" to "suspicion", which took place in French.

2. The slightest indication or vaguest feeling of suspicion, doubt, hostility, or the like: When Susan’s husband called up and said that he had to work late at the office again, she took umbrage and was very disturbed because she suspected that another woman was involved in his repeated delays in arriving home.
3. Something that provides shade or a shadow: There are leaves that provide umbrage; such as, the foliage of trees.
4. A vague or shadowy shape or simply an indication; a hint: Shirley had an umbrage, or an inkling, that Steven was going to ask her to marry him because she saw that he had a small present for her which he had bought at a jewelry store.
5. A shadowy appearance of something: When looking out of the living room window that night, Alice thought she saw an umbrage of a man emerge from behind the bushes next to the garage.
Resentment that someone else has been successful.
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A feeling about another person's negative comments.
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verbiage (s) (noun), verbiages (pl)
1. An over abundance of the use of words without the necessity of so many of them; an excessive wordiness; as when writing or speaking: Mike had a contract to buy a house which was full of legal verbiage which made it necessary for him to consult another real-estate agent for explanations.
2. Etymology: from Latin verbum, "word."
Words used in excess of those that are necessary.
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1. A vicar's residence.
2. A vicar's benefice.
3. A vicar's duties or office.
vicinage (s) (noun), vicinages (pl)
1. A number of localities situated near each other and considered as a group: The city and its suburbs are vicinages to each other.
2. The residents of a particular neighborhood: Shawna and Ronnie moved to a vicinage so they could be near their relatives.
vintage (s) (noun), vintages (pl)
1. The year or place in which wine; especially, wine of high quality, was produced.
2. A wine of high quality made from the crop of a single identified district in a good year.
3. The harvesting of grapes for winemaking.
4. A time when something of quality was produced: The store was selling rifles of various sizes and vintages.
visage (s) (noun), visages (pl)
1. The face or facial expression and appearance of a person; usually, with reference to shape, features, expression, or countenance: The mother's visage was stern and angry as she scolded her son for batting his baseball through the window when he was playing in the backyard.
2. Etymology: from Old French visage, from vis, "face, appearance"; from Latin visus. "a look, a vision"; from the stem of videre, "to see".
The face or facial expression of a person.
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