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Adjectives ending in ous

At the end of an adjective, the /us/ sound is spelt with the letters ous.

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adventurous
I'm trying to be more adventurous with my cooking.
anonymous
I wonder who sent this anonymous letter.
disastrous
My first attempt at baking was disastrous.
enormous
Elephants are enormous.
fabulous
Spotted dresses look fabulous in the summer.
famous
The new building was to be designed by a famous architect.
generous
The charity received a generous donation.
hazardous
He warned the hikers that it would be a hazardous climb.
jealous
She has a very jealous boyfriend.
joyous
The birth of their baby was a joyous occasion.
miraculous
He has made a miraculous recovery.
mischievous
Puck is a mischievous fairy.
momentous
Their wedding will be a momentous occasion.
mountainous
A large part of Austria is mountainous.
nervous
I am nervous about the test.
numerous
He has had numerous offers of employment.
prosperous
The film star is marrying a prosperous banker.
ravenous
I missed my lunch and now I'm ravenous.
ridiculous
She thought his idea was ridiculous.
tremendous
The thunder made a tremendous noise.

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