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The ending uous

All these adjectives end in uous.

conspicuous
Her coat was conspicuous in the crowd.
contemptuous
She gave her father a contemptuous look.
continuous
My computer makes a continuous low buzzing noise.
deciduous
Oak trees are deciduous.
impetuous
He would come to regret his impetuous decision.
incongruous
Her designer handbag looked incongruous with her gym clothes and trainers.
innocuous
Her question was innocuous.
promiscuous
She described herself as liberated not promiscuous.
sensuous
Her voice was deep and sensuous.
sumptuous
We shared a sumptuous feast.
superfluous
I need to cut the superfluous words from my essay.
tempestuous
Their relationship was tempestuous but very passionate.
tenuous
The link between the arguments was tenuous but worth interrogating.
tortuous
The wait would be tortuous.
tumultuous
A tumultuous sound was heard from above.
virtuous
The vicar was virtuous.

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