consequence (noun) – a logical result or effect; something that follows an action or condition
BREAKDOWN: CON- (with) + SEQU- (follow) + -ENCE (process)
NOTE: Despite pervasive beliefs to the contrary, the word consequence has a neutral charge. Consequences are not always bad.
This word is built on the root SEQU-, which means to follow.
Common SEQU- words include sequel and sequence.
More esoteric SEQU- words include sequacious.