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Study the word list: the shus sound - tious/cious

If the root word ends in ce, the / / sound is usually spelt as c e.g. vice vicious, grace gracious, space spacious, malice malicious. Exception: anxious

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conscious
She was conscious of what she said to her mother.
suspicious
There was a suspicious bulge in the thief's pocket.
delicious
The table was full of delicious food.
vicious
He made an assertion that dogs are vicious. *
spacious
Our classroom is quite small. It is not very spacious. *
gracious
She was both beautiful and gracious. *
ferocious
The dragon was ferocious. *
malicious
Some say she was kind; other think she was malicious. *
tenacious
Although he was smaller than the rest of the team, David was a tenacious boy and didn't give up. *
nutritious
To stay healthy we must eat nutritious food. *
cautious
Be very cautious when driving at night.
pretentious
The man was very pretentious and not at all humble. *
conscientious
The doctor was conscientious in his work.
bumptious
A person who is constantly telling you why he is the best person is bumptious. *
facetious

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