state or condition
Malfeasance is an unlawful act, especially one committed by a trusted public official.
An appurtenance is a supporting feature, form of equipment, or item associated with a particular activity.
A protuberance is an outgrowth, lump, or swelling of some kind.
If you show exuberance, you display great excitement, energy, and enthusiasm.
A semblance is an outward appearance of what is wanted or expected but is not exactly as hoped for.
Dissonance is an unpleasant situation of opposition in which ideas or actions are not in agreement or harmony; dissonance also refers to a harsh combination of sounds.
A recognizance is a promise or formal bond made to a court that someone will attend all court hearings and will not engage in further illegal activity.
The provenance of something is its birthplace or the place from which it originally came.
A nuance is a small difference in something that may be difficult to notice but is fairly important.
Obeisance is respect and obedience shown to someone or something, expressed by bowing or some other humble gesture.
A preponderance of things of a particular type in a group means that there are more of that type than of any other.
Repugnance is a strong feeling of dislike for something or someone you find horrible and offensive.
If something is in abeyance, it has been put on hold and is not proceeding or being used at the present time.
You are applying parlance when you use words or expressions that are used by a particular group of people who have a unique way of speaking; for example, "descendants" is often used in place of "children" in legal parlance.
Insouciance is a lack of concern or worry for something that should be shown more careful attention or consideration.
If someone will countenance something, they will approve, tolerate, or support it.
Penance is an act of some kind to right a wrong, usually via some form of self-punishment.
Sustenance is that which supports life; it usually refers to food or nourishment of some kind or to one's livelihood.
If you show temperance, you act with self-restraint and so don't do things in excess; you also stay away from drinking alcohol.
An acquaintance is someone that you know, but not well enough to be considered a friend.
The entrance to a building is where you go into the building.
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