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Words Ending in CANT and CENT
  1. There are about 50 ending with CENT. In these the CENT gets pronounced as SENT.
  2. These include accent, adjacent, cent, ascent, decent, docent, innocent, iridescent, lucent, nascent, percent, recent, relucent, reticent, translucent and others.
  3. There are about 30 ending in CANT. In these the CANT gets pronounced as KANT or KENT.
  4. Those getting pronounced as KANT include cant, decant, descant, recant, and scant.
  5. Those getting pronounced as KENT include indicant, intoxicant, lubricant, peccant, significant, secant, and vacant.