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Special Category: Words ending in -ity

This is a  bunch of words (and there are many, many more -- add them to the list and practice them when you run across them in your reading) that end in ity.  The accent on all of these falls right before the "ity" part.  You might want to regroup them - put all the two syllable words together - if that helps develop the 'rhythm' of the words.
Some people have a *lot* of trouble with these; if so, pick some good ones to learn and practice those until they're mastered.  Group them so the ones that are similar come together, then put them on flashcards and (gasp!) shuffle the deck a bit.

density propensity perspicacity legality visibility
intensity humidity sagacity finality facility
complexity rapidity sensitivity locality rigidity
quality lucidity proclivity frugality validity
quantity ability brevity brutality confidentiality
gravity nobility *ambiguity calamity individuality
oddity fragility reliability proclivity vulnerability
conformity capability liability productivity necessity
deformity sensibility dexterity festivity passivity
sanity authority oddity hostility solemnity
vanity audacity uppity generosity capacity
insanity paucity plasticity humanity simplicity
virtuosity infinity identity security obscurity

* a toughie -- you have to divide between two vowels.


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