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Special category: -ous

This is just a few of the words (and there are many, many more -- add them to the list and practice them when you run across them in your reading) that end in ous. Usually these words are adjectives -- often "ous" is added to a word to change it from a name of a thing to a description of a thing.
This is a category that usually comes up early and often in reading. Learn it well - it's very useful!

 



famous
ravenous
dangerous
delicious
vicious
spacious
anxious*
gracious
monstrous
obvious
scandalous
incredulous
virtuous

* a toughie --even harder than noxious and obnoxious !

 

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