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ex·cess

excess

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ek ses [or] eIk ses
definition: an amount that is more than what is needed.
We bought an excess of food for the party, so please take some home with you.
synonyms:
margin, overflow, surplus
antonyms:
deficit
similar words:
abundance, leftover, luxury, overdose
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: ek ses
definition: more than is needed or usual; extra.
There were excess brownies at the picnic because everyone brought some.
synonyms:
additional, extra, surplus
similar words:
more, spare
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The word excess contains the following part:
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess Latin root that means to go; to go back or yield