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Study the word list: Adjectives ending in ous

When you hear the /us/ sound on the end of an adjective it is spelled ous.

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adventurous
My Scout leader is very adventurous.
anonymous
I wonder who sent this anonymous letter.
disastrous
The General's battle plan was disastrous.
enormous
Elephants are enormous. *
fabulous
Have a fabulous time at the party.
famous
Vin Scully is a famous baseball commentator.
generous
Thank you for your generous donation.
hazardous
Travel to Mars could be very hazardous.
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
He is not malicious, just a little mischievous. *
momentous
Their wedding will be a momentous occasion.
mountainous
A large part of Austria is mountainous.
nervous
It was really clear that he was terribly nervous. *
numerous
He has had numerous offers of employment.
prosperous
The film star is marrying a prosperous banker.
ravenous
Let's eat soon, I'm really ravenous.
ridiculous
The way he was behaving was a little bit ridiculous. *
tremendous
There was a tremendous roar when the goal was scored. *

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Learn about these words in Unit 29. Word ending: -ous

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