Etymology
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irradiance (n.)
1660s, from Latin irradiantem (nominative irradians), present participle of irradiare "to shine forth" (see irradiate). Related: Irradiancy (1640s).
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superfluity (n.)
late 14c., from Old French superfluite "excess" (12c.), from Medieval Latin superfluitatem (nominative superfluitas), from superfluus (see superfluous).
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transpiration (n.)

early 15c., from Medieval Latin transpirationem (nominative transpiratio), noun of action from past participle stem of transpirare (see transpire).

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truncation (n.)

early 15c., from Late Latin truncationem (nominative truncatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of truncare (see truncate).

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senescent (adj.)
1650s, from Latin senescentem (nominative scenescens), present participle of senescere "to grow old," from senex "old" (from PIE root *sen- "old").
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transcendent (adj.)
mid-15c., from Latin transcendentem (nominative transcendens) "surmounting, rising above," present participle of transcendere (see transcend). Related: Transcendently.
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sublimity (n.)
early 15c., "loftiness, exaltation, worthiness, nobility, glory," from Latin sublimitatem (nominative sublimitas) "loftiness, exaltation," from sublimis (see sublime).
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mendicity (n.)

"beggary," c. 1400, mendicite, from Old French mendicite "begging," from Latin mendicitatem (nominative mendicitas) "beggary" (see mendicant (adj.) ).

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intermittent (adj.)
c. 1600, from Latin intermittentem (nominative intermittens), present participle of intermittere "to leave off, cease, pause" (see intermission). Related: Intermittently.
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incongruent (adj.)
mid-15c., from Late Latin incongruentem (nominative incongruens), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent). Related: Incongruently.
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