Sensational Suffixes: MENT – 238 Words

abandonment

the act of giving something up

abashment

feeling embarrassed due to modesty

abatement

the act of making less active or intense

abolishment

the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution

abridgment

a shortened version of a written work

abutment

a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

accompaniment

a musical part that supports other musical parts

accomplishment

the action of achieving something

accoutrement

accessory or supplementary item of equipment or clothing

achievement

the action of accomplishing something

acknowledgment

the state or quality of being recognized

adjournment

the termination of a meeting

adjustment

the act of making something different

admonishment

a firm rebuke

adornment

decorating oneself with something colorful and interesting

advancement

the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

advertisement

a public promotion of some product or service

aggrandizement

the act of increasing the prestige or power of something

agreement

harmony of people’s opinions, actions, or characters

ailment

an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

alignment

the spatial property possessed by things in a straight line

aliment

a source of materials to nourish the body

alimentary

of or providing nourishment

allotment

distribution according to a plan

amazement

the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

amendment

a statement that is added to a proposal or document

amusement

an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

announcement

a public statement containing information about an event

annulment

an official or legal cancellation

anointment

the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

apartment

a suite of rooms of a house divided into separate dwellings

appeasement

the act of acceding to demands

appointment

a meeting arranged in advance

argument

a dispute where there is strong disagreement

armament

weaponry used by military or naval force

arraignment

a document calling someone to court to answer an indictment

arrangement

an orderly grouping considered as a unit

assessment

the act of judging a person or situation or event

assignment

an undertaking that you have been told to perform

assortment

the act of distributing things into classes of the same type

astonishment

the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising

atonement

the act of making amends for sin or wrongdoing

attachment

the act of affixing something

attainment

the act of achieving an aim

augment

enlarge or increase

basement

the lowermost portion of a structure below ground level

battlement

a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns

bereavement

state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

bestowment

the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift

betterment

the act of relieving ills and changing for the better

bewilderment

confusion resulting from failure to understand

bewitchment

a magical spell

blandishment

flattery intended to persuade

bombardment

an attack by dropping explosive devices

cantonment

temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

cement

a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

chastisement

a rebuke for making a mistake

clement

(of weather or climate) mild

commandment

something that is commanded

commencement

the act of starting something

comment

a statement that expresses a personal opinion

commitment

the act of binding yourself to a course of action

compartment

a partitioned section within a larger enclosed area

complement

something added to embellish or make perfect

compliment

a remark expressing praise and admiration

comportment

manner of behaving or conducting oneself; bearing

concealment

the condition of being hidden

condiment

a preparation to enhance flavor or enjoyment

confinement

the state of being enclosed

consignment

the delivery of goods for sale or disposal

containment

the act of keeping something from spreading

contentment

happiness with one’s situation in life

counterargument

an opinion offered in opposition to another position

debasement

mixture with extraneous material resulting in lower value

deferment

act of putting off to a future time

denouement

the outcome of a complex sequence of events

department

a specialized division of a large organization

deployment

the distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work

deportment

the way a person behaves toward other people

detachment

lack of emotion or interest

detriment

a damage or loss

development

a process in which something passes to a different stage

disagreement

a conflict of people’s opinions or actions or characters

disappointment

dissatisfaction when expectations are not realized

disbarment

the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law

disbursement

the act of spending money

discernment

the cognitive condition of someone who understands

discouragement

the expression of opposition and disapproval

disillusionment

freeing from false belief

disparagement

a communication that belittles somebody or something

displacement

to move something from its natural environment

document

a representation of a person’s thinking with symbolic marks

easement

the privilege of using something that is not your own

element

a substance that cannot be separated into simpler substances

embankment

a long artificial mound of stone or earth

embarrassment

the shame felt when inadequacy or guilt is made public

embellishment

the act of adding extraneous decorations to something

embezzlement

the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property

embodiment

a concrete representation of an otherwise cloudy concept

emolument

compensation received by virtue of holding an office

employment

the state of having a job

empowerment

the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

enactment

the passing of a law by a legislative body

encampment

temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

enchantment

a magical spell

encouragement

the act of giving hope or support to someone

encroachment

any entry into an area not previously occupied

endangerment

a source of danger

endearment

the act of showing affection

endorsement

the act of approving

endowment

natural abilities or qualities

enforcement

ensuring observance of or obedience to

engagement

a meeting arranged in advance

enhancement

an improvement that makes something more agreeable

enjoyment

act of receiving pleasure from something

enlargement

the act of increasing in size or volume or quantity or scope

enlightenment

education that results in the spread of knowledge

enlistment

the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

enrichment

act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding

enrollment

the act of enrolling

enslavement

the act of making slaves of your captives

entailment

something that is inferred

entanglement

an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim

entertainment

an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

enthronement

the ceremony of installing a new monarch

enticement

something that seduces or has the quality to seduce

entitlement

right granted by law or contract

entrapment

missing

environment

the totality of surrounding conditions

equipment

an instrumentality needed for an undertaking

escarpment

a long steep slope at the edge of a plateau or ridge

establishment

the act of forming something

estrangement

separation resulting from hostility

excitement

the state of being emotionally worked up

excrement

waste matter discharged from the body

experiment

the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

ferment

cause to undergo the breakdown of sugar into alcohol

figment

a contrived or fantastic idea

filament

a thin wire heated by the passage of an electric current

firmament

the sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

foment

try to stir up

fragment

a piece broken off or cut off of something else

fulfillment

the act of consummating something, as a desire or promise

fundament

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

garment

an article of clothing

garnishment

a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee’s wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee

government

the system or form by which a community is ruled

habiliment

a covering designed to be worn on a person’s body

harassment

the act of tormenting by persistent attacks and criticism

immurement

the state of being imprisoned

impairment

a symptom of reduced quality or strength

impeachment

a formal document charging a public official with misconduct

impediment

something immaterial that interferes with action or progress

implement

a piece of equipment or a tool used for a specific purpose

imprisonment

the act of confining someone in a prison

improvement

the act of making something better

incitement

an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating

inclement

severe, of weather

increment

the amount by which something increases

indictment

an accusation of wrongdoing

inducement

a positive motivational influence

infringement

an act that disregards an agreement or a right

installment

a payment of part of a debt

instrument

the means whereby some act is accomplished

interment

the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

internment

the act of confining someone in a prison

investment

laying out money or capital in an enterprise

involvement

the act of sharing in the activities of a group

judgment

the act of assessing a person or situation or event

lament

a cry of sorrow and grief

ligament

a band of fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages

lineament

the characteristic parts of a person’s face

liniment

a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain

lodgment

the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily

maltreatment

cruel or inhumane treatment

management

the act of controlling something

measurement

assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule

merriment

activities that are enjoyable or amusing

mistreatment

the practice of regarding (someone or something) badly

moment

an indefinitely short time

monument

a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

movement

change of position that does not entail a change of location

nourishment

the act of nourishing

nutriment

a source of materials to nourish the body

oddment

a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

ointment

skin cream that has a soothing, moisturizing effect

ornament

something used to beautify

overstatement

making to seem more important than it really is

parchment

a superior paper resembling sheepskin

parliament

a legislative assembly in certain countries

pavement

the paved surface of a thoroughfare

payment

the act of giving money in exchange for something

pigment

dry coloring material

placement

the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

postponement

the act of delaying something until a future time

predicament

an unpleasant or difficult situation

preferment

the act of preferring

presentiment

a feeling of evil to come

presentment

an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative

procurement

the act of getting possession of something

punishment

the act of imposing a penalty

puzzlement

confusion resulting from failure to understand

raiment

especially fine or decorative clothing

readjustment

the act of correcting again

reassessment

a new appraisal or evaluation

recruitment

enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)

reenactment

performing a role in an event from an earlier time

refinement

the result of improving something

refreshment

snacks and drinks served as a light meal

regiment

army unit smaller than a division

reimbursement

compensation paid for damages or money already spent

reinforcement

an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

reinstatement

the act of restoring someone to a previous position

replacement

the act of substituting one person or thing for another

requirement

necessary activity

resentment

a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

reshipment

the act of shipping again

retirement

the state of being withdrawn from one’s business

rudiment

the elementary stage of any subject

sacrament

a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace

sediment

matter that has been deposited by some natural process

segment

one of several parts that fit with others to make a whole

sentiment

a personal belief or judgment

settlement

the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies

shipment

the act of sending off something

statement

the act of affirming or asserting something

supplement

an additional component that improves capability

temperament

your usual mood

tenement

a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards

testament

strong evidence for something

torment

intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain

tournament

a competition in which contestants play a series of games

treatment

the management of someone or something

understatement

something said in a restrained way for ironic contrast

unemployment

the state of not having a job

vehement

marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions

vestment

a gown worn by the clergy

wonderment

the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
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