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af·flu·ent

affluent

 
 
pronunciation:
ae flu nt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having a lot of money; rich; wealthy.
The big houses on my street are owned by affluent families.
synonyms:
prosperous, rich, wealthy, well-off
antonyms:
destitute, poor
similar words:
comfortable, flush, successful
derivation: affluently (adv.)
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The word affluent contains the following parts:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.
flu, fluct, flux, fluv, flum Latin root that means flow
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.