12 letter words ending in ance

Accustomance (n.) Custom; habitual use.

Acquaintance (n.) A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him.

Acquaintance (n.) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.

Appertinance (n.) Alt. of Appertinence

Attemperance (n.) Temperance; attemperament.

Circumstance (n.) That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.

Circumstance (n.) An event; a fact; a particular incident.

Circumstance (n.) Circumlocution; detail.

Circumstance (n.) Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.

Circumstance (v. t.) To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.

Clairvoyance (n.) A power, attributed to some persons while in a mesmeric state, of discering objects not perceptible by the senses in their normal condition.

Complaisance (n.) Disposition to please or oblige; obliging compliance with the wishes of others; a deportment indicative of a desire to please; courtesy; civility.

Concomitance (n.) Alt. of Concomitancy

Considerance (n.) Act of considering; consideration.

Contemplance (n.) Contemplation.

Counttenance (n.) Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.

Counttenance (n.) The face; the features.

Counttenance (n.) Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor, good will, support; aid; encouragement.

Counttenance (n.) Superficial appearance; show; pretense.

Demonstrance (n.) Demonstration; proof.

Disagreeance (n.) Disagreement.

Disallowance (n.) The act of disallowing; refusal to admit or permit; rejection.

Disheritance (n.) The act of disinheriting or state of being disinherited; disinheritance.

Disobeisance (n.) Disobedience.

Disordinance (n.) Disarrangement; disturbance.

Displeasance (n.) Displeasure; discontent; annoyance.

Dissemblance (n.) Want of resemblance; dissimilitude.

Dissemblance (n.) The act or art of dissembling; dissimulation.

Disseverance (n.) The act of disserving; separation.

Equidistance (n.) Equal distance.

Extravagance (n.) A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit.

Extravagance (n.) The state of being extravagant, wild, or prodigal beyond bounds of propriety or duty; want of moderation; excess; especially, undue expenditure of money; vaid and superfluous expense; prodigality; as, extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, demands.

Fer-de-lance (n.) A large, venomous serpent (Trigonocephalus lanceolatus) of Brazil and the West Indies. It is allied to the rattlesnake, but has no rattle.

Incognizance (n.) Failure to cognize, apprehended, or notice.

Incompliance (n.) The quality or state of being incompliant; unyielding temper; obstinacy.

Incompliance (n.) Refusal or failure to comply.

Inconsonance (n.) Alt. of Inconsonancy

Inobservance (a.) Want or neglect of observance.

Intemperance (n.) The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions.

Intemperance (n.) Specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors.

Irrepentance (n.) Want of repentance; impenitence.

Irresistance (n.) Nonresistance; passive submission.

Malefeasance (n.) See Malfeasance.

Missemblance (n.) False resemblance or semblance.

Non-feasance (n.) An omission or neglect to do something, esp. that which ought to have been done. Cf. Malfeasance.

Perseverance (n.) The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun.

Perseverance (n.) Discrimination.

Perseverance (n.) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism.

Preassurance (n.) Previous assurance.

Precipitance (n.) Alt. of Precipitancy

Predominance (n.) The quality or state of being predominant; superiority; ascendency; prevalence; predomination.

Predominance (n.) The superior influence of a planet.

Preordinance (n.) Antecedent decree or determination.

Protuberance (n.) That which is protuberant swelled or pushed beyond the surrounding or adjacent surface; a swelling or tumor on the body; a prominence; a bunch or knob; an elevation.

Readmittance (n.) Allowance to enter again; a second admission.

Reaffirmance (n.) Alt. of Reaffirmation

Reappearance (n.) A second or new appearance; the act or state of appearing again.

Recognizance (n.) The verdict of a jury impaneled upon assize.

Recognizance (n.) A token; a symbol; a pledge; a badge.

Recognizance (n.) Acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; profession; recognition.

Reconveyance (n.) Act of reconveying.

Re coverance (n.) Recovery.

Remonstrance (n.) The act of remonstrating

Remonstrance (n.) A pointing out; manifestation; proof; demonstration.

Remonstrance (n.) Earnest presentation of reason in opposition to something; protest; expostulation.

Remonstrance (n.) Same as Monstrance.

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Mark McCracken

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