PRONUNCIATION: (a-floo-EN-shuhl)

MEANING: adjective: Having power and influence because of wealth.
noun: Rich and powerful person.

ETYMOLOGY: A blend of affluence + influential. Both words are from Latin fluere (to flow). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhleu- (to swell or overflow), from which flow words such as influence, fluctuate, fluent, fluid, fluoride, flush, flux, reflux, superfluous, fluvial, profluent, and affluenza. Earliest documented use: 1842.

AFLUENTIAL - without a chimney

LAFFLUENTIAL - manipulating with comedy

WAFFLUENTIAL - radiating uncertainty and indecision