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Special Category: -ance

This group of words is very common and can be introduced early in a student's "literacy career." It's a common "schwa" pattern so it can be used to introduce or reinforce this concept.

abundance acceptance acquaintance
admittance advance appearance
appliance arrogance attendance
balance clearance disappearance
distance disturbance dominance
elegance endurance entrance
extravagance fragrance grievance
guidance hindrance ignorance
imbalance importance inheritance
insignificance instance insurance
intolerance irrelevance maintenance
nuisance observance ordinance
penance performance pittance
reconnaissance relevance reluctance
remembrance remittance repentance
resemblance resistance riddance
semblance significance substance
surveillance sustenance tolerance
utterance vengeance vigilance



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