Etymology
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unawares (adv.)
1530s, "without being aware," from un- (1) "not" + aware + adverbial genitive -s. Meaning "without being noticed" is recorded from 1660s. Form unaware is recorded from 1590s.
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pendency (n.)

1630s, "state of being undecided or in continuance," from pendent + abstract noun suffix -cy. The more literal sense of "state of being suspended" (1770) is rare. Related: Pendence (1620s).

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redeemable (adj.)

"capable of being redeemed" in any sense; "admitting of redemption; capable of being paid off," 1610s, from redeem + -able. As a noun (redeemables) "redeemable property, etc.," by 1720.

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salvageable (adj.)

"capable of being salvaged," by 1915, from salvage (v.) + -able. Salvable "capable of being saved" is from 1660s in reference to souls, "fit for salvation;" 1797 in reference to ships' cargoes.

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opposable (adj.)

1660s, "capable of being withstood," from oppose + -able. In reference to the thumbs of humans and certain other animals, "capable of being so placed as to be in opposition," by 1819. Related: Opposability.

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off-base (adv.)

"unawares," by 1936, American English, from off (adv.) + base (n.); a figurative extension from baseball sense of a runner being "not in the right position" (1882) and vulnerable to being picked off.

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originality (n.)

1742, "quality or state of being primary or first-hand," from original (adj.) + -ity. Probably after French originalité (1690s). Meaning "quality of being novel, freshness of style or character" is from 1787.

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toxicity (n.)
"state of being toxic," 1880, from toxic + -ity.
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classifiable (adj.)

"capable of being classified," 1820, from classify + -able.

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queenhood (n.)

"state or rank of being a queen," 1850, from queen + -hood. Queendom is from c. 1600 as "country ruled by a queen," 1650s as "state or rank of being a queen."

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