12 letter words ending in ence

Acquiescence (n.) A silent or passive assent or submission, or a submission with apparent content; -- distinguished from avowed consent on the one hand, and on the other, from opposition or open discontent; quiet satisfaction.

Acquiescence (n.) Submission to an injury by the party injured.

Acquiescence (n.) Tacit concurrence in the action of another.

Alkalescence (n.) Alt. of Alkalescency

Altiloquence (n.) Lofty speech; pompous language.

Appertinence (n.) See Appurtenance.

Arborescence (n.) The state of being arborescent; the resemblance to a tree in minerals, or crystallizations, or groups of crystals in that form; as, the arborescence produced by precipitating silver.

Belligerence (n.) Alt. of Belligerency

Calorescence (n.) The conversion of obscure radiant heat into light; the transmutation of rays of heat into others of higher refrangibility.

Concrescence (n.) Coalescence of particles; growth; increase by the addition of particles.

Delitescence (n.) Concealment; seclusion; retirement.

Delitescence (n.) The sudden disappearance of inflammation.

Detumescence (n.) Diminution of swelling; subsidence of anything swollen.

Disobedience (n.) Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition.

Disreverence (v. t.) To treat irreverently or with disrespect.

Emollescence (n.) That degree of softness in a body beginning to melt which alters its shape; the first or lowest degree of fusibility.

Equipollence (n.) Alt. of Equipollency

Extumescence (n.) A swelling or rising.

Flower-fence (n.) A tropical leguminous bush (Poinciana, / Caesalpinia, pulcherrima) with prickly branches, and showy yellow or red flowers; -- so named from its having been sometimes used for hedges in the West Indies.

Frondescence (n.) The time at which each species of plants unfolds its leaves.

Frondescence (n.) The act of bursting into leaf.

Fructescence (n.) The maturing or ripening of fruit.

Impermanence (n.) Alt. of Impermanency

Impertinence (n.) The condition or quality of being impertnent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.

Impertinence (n.) Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.

Impertinence (n.) That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.

Imprevalence (n.) Alt. of Imprevalency

Improvidence (n.) The quality of being improvident; want of foresight or thrift.

Inabstinence (n.) Want of abstinence; indulgence.

Inadvertence (n.) Alt. of Inadvertency

Incalescence (n.) The state of being incalescent, or of growing warm.

Incompetence (n.) Alt. of Incompetency

Incongruence (n.) Want of congruence; incongruity.

Incontinence (n.) Alt. of Incontinency

Indehiscence (n.) The property or state of being indehiscent.

Independence (n.) The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one's own affairs without interference.

Independence (n.) Sufficient means for a comfortable livelihood.

Indifference (n.) The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; want of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.

Indifference (n.) Passableness; mediocrity.

Indifference (n.) Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias.

Indifference (n.) Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs.

Inexpedience (n.) Alt. of Inexpediency

Inexperience (n.) Absence or want of experience; lack of personal and experimental knowledge; as, the inexperience of youth.

Insomnolence (n.) Sleeplessness.

Intelligence (n.) The act or state of knowing; the exercise of the understanding.

Intelligence (n.) The capacity to know or understand; readiness of comprehension; the intellect, as a gift or an endowment.

Intelligence (n.) Information communicated; news; notice; advice.

Intelligence (n.) Acquaintance; intercourse; familiarity.

Intelligence (n.) Knowledge imparted or acquired, whether by study, research, or experience; general information.

Intelligence (n.) An intelligent being or spirit; -- generally applied to pure spirits; as, a created intelligence.

Intercedence (n.) The act of interceding; intercession; intervention.

Intercidence (n.) The act or state of coming or falling between; occurrence; incident.

Interference (n.) The act or state of interfering; as, the stoppage of a machine by the interference of some of its parts; a meddlesome interference in the business of others.

Interference (n.) The act or state of interfering, or of claiming a right to the same invention.

Interjacence (n.) Alt. of Interjacency

Intumescence (n.) The act or process of swelling or enlarging; also, the state of being swollen; expansion; tumidity; especially, the swelling up of bodies under the action of heat.

Intumescence (n.) Anything swollen or enlarged, as a tumor.

Invalescence (n.) Strength; health.

Juvenescence (n.) A growing young.

Lapidescence (n.) The state or quality of being lapidescent.

Lapidescence (n.) A hardening into a stone substance.

Lapidescence (n.) A stony concretion.

Magnificence (n.) The act of doing what magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent.

Maleficience (n.) The doing of evil, harm, or mischief.

Mellifluence (n.) A flow of sweetness, or a sweet, smooth flow.

Misobedience (n.) Mistaken obedience; disobedience.

Multivalence (n.) Quality, state, or degree, of a multivalent element, atom, or radical.

Nonexistence (n.) Absence of existence; the negation of being; nonentity.

Nonexistence (n.) A thing that has no existence.

Nonobedience (n.) Neglect of obedience; failure to obey.

Nonresidence (n.) The state or condition of being nonresident,

Obmutescence (n.) A becoming dumb; loss of speech.

Obmutescence (n.) A keeping silent or mute.

Obsolescence (n.) The state of becoming obsolete.

Omnipresence (n.) Presence in every place at the same time; unbounded or universal presence; ubiquity.

Perspicience (n.) The act of looking sharply.

Plenipotence (n.) Alt. of Plenipotency

Preexistence (n.) Existence in a former state, or previous to something else.

Preexistence (n.) Existence of the soul before its union with the body; -- a doctrine held by certain philosophers.

Prospicience (n.) The act of looking forward.

Pulverulence (n.) The state of being pulverulent; abundance of dust or powder; dustiness.

Quintessence (n.) The fifth or last and highest essence or power in a natural body. See Ferment oils, under Ferment.

Quintessence (n.) Hence: An extract from anything, containing its rarest virtue, or most subtle and essential constituent in a small quantity; pure or concentrated essence.

Quintessence (v. t.) To distil or extract as a quintessence; to reduce to a quintessence.

Reexperience (n.) A renewed or repeated experience.

Reminiscence (n.) The act or power of recalling past experience; the state of being reminiscent; remembrance; memory.

Reminiscence (n.) That which is remembered, or recalled to mind; a statement or narration of remembered experience; a recollection; as, pleasing or painful reminiscences.

Resipiscence (n.) Wisdom derived from severe experience; hence, repentance.

Resplendence (n.) Alt. of Resplendency

Revalescence (n.) The act of growing well; the state of being revalescent.

Revirescence (n.) A growing green or fresh again; renewal of youth or vigor.

Reviviscence (n.) Alt. of Reviviscency

Self-defence (n.) See Self-defense.

Subservience (n.) Alt. of Subserviency

Superfluence (n.) Superfluity.

Tetravalence (n.) The quality or state of being tetravalent; quadrivalence.

Totipresence (n.) Omnipresence.

Transference (n.) The act of transferring; conveyance; passage; transfer.

Transilience (n.) Alt. of Transiliency

Translucence (n.) Alt. of Translucency

Transparence (n.) The quality or state of being transparent; transparency.

Unconfidence (n.) Absence of confidence; uncertainty; doubt.

Unexperience (n.) Inexperience.

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Mark McCracken

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