(Latin: a suffix that forms nouns; action, process, state, quality, or condition of)
2. A logical connection or relation; congruity, consistency: The speaker used his ability to diplomatically utilize coherence as he presented the objectives of the project to the committee.
3. Etymology: from Latin cohaerent-; from the verb cohaerere, "to stick together"; from co-, "together" + haerere "to stay".
2. A logical, orderly, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts that form a whole: The coherency of the business styles of the company encouraged more people to invest in it.
2. A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged: The car crash seemed to be the result of several coincidences; such as, the rain, slippery roads, and an unlighted section of the roadway.
3. An situation that might have been arranged although it was really a happenstance: When Jim attends Kate's birthday party, he wants it to look like a coincidence, even though he was carefully arranging it with her sons.
It was just by coincidence that the two ladies wore the same dress to the party.4. A timing action of two things happening at the same time: Pete tried to create a coincidence in order to meet his girl friend in the park by walking down one path while she was walking down the same one but from a different direction.
2. Etymology: from Latin comburere, "to burn up, to consume".
2. Feeling sure or certain of a fact or issue; assurance, certitude; assured expectation.
3. Assurance, boldness, fearlessness, arising from reliance (on oneself, on circumstances, on divine support, etc.).
4. The confiding of private or secret matters to another; the relation of intimacy or trust between persons so confiding; confidential intimacy.
Confidence is the feeling that you have just before you fully understand the situation. Belief in yourself is a fine thing, but you should see to it that you are not too easily convinced; because confidence is that quiet, absolutely assured feeling you have just before you fall flat on your rear end.
2. Readiness of utterance; facility of words; volubility; as fluency of speech; a speaker of remarkable fluency: "Students must demonstrate fluency in a foreign language to earn a degree."
2. The power or authority that comes from wealth, social status, or position: The supervisor of Jim's company has a significant influence on his employees.
3. In astrology, an emanation that is believed to come from the stars and planets that affects human characteristics, personality, and actions: It is said that an ethereal fluid or supernatural influence issuing from the celestial bodies can affect a human's future, traits, etc.
4. Etymology: from about 1374, an astrological term meaning, "streaming ethereal power from the stars acting upon character or destiny of men"; from Old French influence, "emanation from the stars that acts upon one's character and destiny"; also "a flow of water", from Middle Latin influentia, "a flowing in" (also used in the astrological sense); which came from Latin influentem, influens, present participle of influere, "to flow into"; fromin-, "in" + fluere, "to flow".
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2. The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take excessive liberties.
3. An instance of insolent behavior, treatment, or speech.
4. Contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech.
2. The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge or the faculty of thought and reason.
3. Information about secret plans or activities; especially, those of foreign governments, the armed forces, business enemies, or criminals.
4. Etymology: from Latin intelligent-, formed from intellegere,, “to perceive, to discern”; from inter-, “between” plus legere, “to choose, to read”.
2. A lustrous rainbow-like play of color caused by differential refraction of light waves (as from an oil slick, soap bubble, or fish scales) that tends to change as the angle of view changes.
3. A condition of color marked by changing the hue and metallic sheen.
It is produced by the reflection and refraction of different lengths of light waves on the apparently colored surfaces. The effect is seen in certain birds, fish, and reptiles.
2. The attribute of being brief or fleeting.