-ant, -ants

(Latin: a suffix; a person who, the thing which; people who, things which)

abdicant (s) (noun), abdicants (pl)
Anyone who abandons or renounces a position or responsibility: The king became an abdicant when he gave up his throne so his son could take his place.
aberrant (adjective), more aberrant, most aberrant
1. Descriptive of someone who is deviating from what is considered to be proper or from an expected course of action: Timothy's aberrant personality frequently got him into trouble with his employers.

Driving on the wrong side of a road is considered an aberrant driving practice and will result in a traffic ticket or may even cause a serious accident.

2. Not the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal: In circuses of the last century, there were often displays of pitiful animals that were aberrant in some way, like having an extra toe, a double tail, or more than one head.
abundant (adjective); more abundant, most abundant
1. Concerning the presence of great quantities; more than adequate; overly sufficient: Rainfall is more abundant this summer in some areas of the country, however it is much less abundant in other areas.
2. Well-supplied; pertaining to a more than plentiful supply of something: The prosecutor offered abundant evidence proving that the woman had committed the crime.

This has been one of the most abundant displays of beautiful fall colors that the city parks have ever produced in years.

abundantly (adverb); more abundantly, most abundantly
Descriptive of how much of something is fully sufficient, plentiful, and copious, as of a quantity or supply; The family was provided abundantly with many items from the store, including meat, milk, vegetables, and fruit to keep them healthy through the the never-ending snow storm.

It is abundantly obvious that the current economic situation will not be solved easily.

acanthopore (s) (noun), acanthopores (pl)
1. A tubelike spine that existed in a few fossil bryozoaris: In her book about petrified remains, Jill was amazed that some acanthopores of invertebrate animals in the phyla Entoprocia and Ectoprocta had tubular spines or thorns.
2. One of a group of outlets or holes in a nonexistent coral of the family Chætitidæ: Acanthopores of the extinct corals appeared on the surface in little tubercles.
accelerant (s) (noun), accelerants (pl)
A substance that is used to intensify a fire.
adulterant (s) (noun), adulterants (pl)
1. Any substance that decreases the purity or effectiveness of a substance.
2. That which makes something impure or corrupt by adding other inferior materials.
3. Chemical impurities or substances that by law do not belong in a food, pesticide, or other substance: Some adulterants are added intentionally to lower the manufacturing cost of the product or to modify its characteristics in a deceptive way.
adumbrant (adjective), more adumbrant, most adumbrant
A reference to giving a faint shadow or a slight resemblance to something that might happen.
agglutinant (s) (noun), agglutinants (pl)
A substance that holds parts together or causes hemagglutination: An agglutinant is a tenacious gluey substance that keeps parts together during the process of healing.
agitant (s) (noun), agitants (pl)
1. Anyone, or something, that tends to arouse public feeling, interest, or support for or against something: Thomas was known to be an agitant who always wanted to organize demonstrations and protest marches against war.
2. Anything that causes something to move vigorously or violently: In some countries an earthquake can be the agitant causing the ground to shake and tremble, and houses to tumble down.
ambulant (adjective), more ambulant, most ambulant
A reference to walking or moving around from place to place: Shirley was an ambulant patient and so she didn't need a wheelchair to get to her destination.
antiperspirant (s) (noun), antiperspirants (pl)
appellant (adjective) (not comparable)
In law, concerning an appeal or plea; appellate: The appellant issue brought to court was made by the litigant , Mr. Greenleaf.