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Only relation to antonym indigence is common Latinate suffix; affluence only acquired sense of wealth in 16th century English and French, while indigent meant “poor” in Latin.
From Old French affluence, from Latin affluentia
When they won the lottery, their sudden affluence caused old friends to feel envious.
The poverty of some is enhanced by the great affluence of others.
Designer clothes are a sign of affluence, but only if you're not going into debt to buy a new outfit.
Often constructed at home, the designs and craftsmanship were also symbols of affluence.
Her need to break-free from standard cultural restraints on women and her glorified image of affluence, led to creations that were both glamorous and comfortable.
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