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The -tious ending

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

infectious
She had an infectious disease.
ambitious
The company set some very ambitious goals for the year.
bumptious
He was a bumptious man who told everyone what to do.
cautious
Her mother asked her to be cautious on her drive home.
conscientious
The doctor was conscientious in his work.
contentious
The referee's decision was contentious.
facetious
He made a facetious remark.
fictitious
The characters in this film are purely fictitious.
flirtatious
His manner was flirtatious.
fractious
The children were fractious when they didn't get outside to play.
nutritious
It is important to maintain a nutritious diet.
ostentatious
The child was very ostentatious and enjoyed being the centre of attention.
pretentious
We eavesdropped on their pretentious conversation.
repetitious
The routines of daily life can become repetitious.
scrumptious
The apple crumble and cream was very scrumptious.
seditious
Members of the rebellion were arrested for seditious behaviour.
superstitious
He was superstitious about walking underneath a ladder.
surreptitious
Harry was surreptitious when sneaking a biscuit out of the tin.

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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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