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Study the word list: Rule-breakers: -ceous and -xious words

In a few words the sound /sh´s/ is spelled either ceous or -xious.

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The Cretaceous era was when dinosaurs died out.
The film star has a curvaceous figure.
We have a herbaceous border in our garden.
Sebaceous glands provide oil for skin and hair.

Mum's illness has made the family very anxious.
The factory fire produced noxious smoke.
His rowdy drunken behaviour was obnoxious.

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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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