Vocab-ability Suffix–356 (__ness = condition, quality) – A More Powerful Vocabulary (earn UpVotes with “Vocab Practice” exercise)


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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Nobody wants to suffer sadness, but why do people just say whatever they want regardless of what others may feel because of their words?
  2. The foolishness of humanity is beyond comprehension.
  3. They have the willingness but they don't have the courage and the perserverance to act.
  4. Everyone has a darkness in their heart and some people are hiding it behind their smile.

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17.07.2019 09:39
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Good work!

20.07.2019 08:43
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. Sadness:
    I felt intense sadness after knowing the death of my friend's dad.
  2. Foolishness:
    Jeremy's foolishness made him fail to attend the end of year meeting.
  3. Willingness:
    It was only those with the willingness to work that qualified for the job.
  4. Darkness:
    There was intense darkness after the lights were turned off.
17.07.2019 10:13
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Good work!

20.07.2019 08:43
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE
1) I was full of sadness when my cat died.
2) The foolishness of this teenager nearly cost him his life.
3) The military is educated to have a great deal of willingness.
4) As soon as he turned off the light, we were plunged into absolute darkness.

17.07.2019 10:17
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Good work!

20.07.2019 08:42
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. The sadness that little girl faced after losing her dearest toy was immense.
  2. The foolishness of driving when you are drunk is next to losing life knowingly.
  3. Her willingness of marrying him even after knowing the truth of the situation, depicts her love.
  4. The darkness inside the cave scared the hell out of climbers.
17.07.2019 11:58
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Good work!

20.07.2019 08:43
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My Vocab Practice

1.- He lied feeling great sadness inside when he was asked to testify.

2.- Elena showed her great willingness to take this project forward.

3.- He wanted to show his sense of humor and said a lot of foolishness

4.- Darkness is the best hiding place for many bad actions.

18.07.2019 01:25
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Good work!

20.07.2019 08:42
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

1- I felt a lot of sadness when I lost my mother, and I still feel it today.
2- The foolishness of some people is crazy, they think they will get the job even if there are not competent, just because they know the right people.
3- The new guy showed is willingness to learn new skills as soon as he arrived at work.
4- The only place good for Darkness is a movie theater.

18.07.2019 13:31
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Good work!

20.07.2019 08:43
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. The sadness in the heart of a young widow knows no bounds!
  2. Most celebrities are good at brainwashing their fans into glorifying their foolishness.
  3. One's willingness to perform will always be match by action!
  4. I could see darkness in the wolf's eyes as he devolved the duck.
18.07.2019 14:29
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Good work!

20.07.2019 08:45
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. On the anniversary of her husband's death, the old lady sat alone, filled with sadness.
  2. Steemit Inc. has exhibited great foolishness in the way it has wasted money these last three years.
  3. The student showed willingness to study hard to get his degree.
  4. Deep in the countryside on a moonless night, the darkness was total.
18.07.2019 14:51
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Good work!

20.07.2019 08:44
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18.07.2019 16:00
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MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. Sadness:
    The sadness that I felt after losing my brother didn't hit me until ... the storm came crashing through the window.
  2. Foolishness:
    Most of us will persist in our foolishness just to prove the other wrong.
  3. Willingness:
    I wish I'd take the action to allow myself to have more willingness to test my fear and move through it.
  4. Darkness:
    If you've never seen the light, how can you tell there is darkness.
19.07.2019 03:10
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Good work!

How can one find light if s/he has not passed thru the dark night of the soul?

20.07.2019 08:45
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How would they even know what they were fighting for if they did not pass through the darkness to the light?

20.07.2019 22:18
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