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a combination of -ile and -ity, used to form abstract nouns from adjectives with stems in -ile: agility; civility; ability.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of -ility

<French -ilité<Latin -ilitās;see -ile, -ity
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