8 letter words ending in acy

Accuracy (n.) The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness; as, the value of testimony depends on its accuracy.

Adequacy (n.) The state or quality of being adequate, proportionate, or sufficient; a sufficiency for a particular purpose; as, the adequacy of supply to the expenditure.

Advocacy (n.) The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.

Celibacy (n.) The state of being unmarried; single life, esp. that of a bachelor, or of one bound by vows not to marry.

Delegacy (a.) The act of delegating, or state of being delegated; deputed power.

Delegacy (a.) A body of delegates or commissioners; a delegation.

Delicacy (a.) The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like.

Delicacy (a.) Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.

Delicacy (a.) Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.

Delicacy (a.) Addiction to pleasure; luxury; daintiness; indulgence; luxurious or voluptuous treatment.

Delicacy (a.) Nice and refined perception and discrimination; critical niceness; fastidious accuracy.

Delicacy (a.) The state of being affected by slight causes; sensitiveness; as, the delicacy of a chemist's balance.

Delicacy (a.) That which is alluring, delicate, or refined; a luxury or pleasure; something pleasant to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; a dainty; as, delicacies of the table.

Delicacy (a.) Pleasure; gratification; delight.

Deliracy (n.) Delirium.

Docimacy (n.) The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.

Efficacy (n.) Power to produce effects; operation or energy of an agent or force; production of the effect intended; as, the efficacy of medicine in counteracting disease; the efficacy of prayer.

Intimacy (n.) The state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship.

Literacy (n.) State of being literate.

Neocracy (n.) Government by new or inexperienced hands; upstart rule; raw or untried officials.

Obduracy (n.) The duality or state of being obdurate; invincible hardness of heart; obstinacy.

Optimacy (n.) Government by the nobility.

Optimacy (n.) Collectively, the nobility.

Pharmacy (n.) The art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs, and of compounding and dispensing medicines according to prescriptions of physicians; the occupation of an apothecary or a pharmaceutical chemist.

Pharmacy (n.) A place where medicines are compounded; a drug store; an apothecary's shop.

Populacy (n.) Populace.





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Mark McCracken

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