un opulence

opulence

[op-yuh-luhns]
noun
1.
wealth, riches, or affluence.
2.
abundance, as of resources or goods; plenty.
3.
the state of being opulent.
Also, opulency.


Origin:
1500–10; < Latin opulentia wealth. See opulent, -ence

unopulence, noun
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opulence
c.1510, from M.Fr. opulence, from L. opulentia, from opulentus "wealthy," dissimilated from *op-en-ent-, related to ops "wealth, power, resources," opus "work, labor, exertion," from PIE base *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus).
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