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The -cious ending

In these words the sound /sh s/ is spelled cious.

delicious
The trifle was delicious.
audacious
The explorer was audacious by nature.
auspicious
They hoped that their wedding would be an auspicious occasion.
atrocious
He behaved in an atrocious manner.
avaricious
The government were corrupt and avaricious.
conscious
She was conscious that what she had said to her mother was unacceptable.
ferocious
The island was home to a ferocious beast.
gracious
She was a gracious loser.
luscious
His home was filled with luscious plants.
judicious
The party would require judicious thought and careful planning.
malicious
It was a malicious act to break the window.
officious
They were offered help by an officious bystander.
precious
The cave was filled with precious stones.
precocious
She was a precocious child who spoke three different languages.
pugnacious
The brothers were extremely pugnacious and often fought.
spacious
Their new home would be much more spacious.
suspicious
The policeman investigated the suspicious package.
vicious
The dog was vicious.
vivacious
She was a cheerful and vivacious addition to their group.
voracious
She was a voracious reader.

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Learn about these words in Unit 30. Words with ci and ti e.g. ancient, special, initial, gracious

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