Spelling list: Adjectives ending in ous

When you hear the /us/ sound on the end of an adjective it is spelled ous.

adventurous
I'm trying to be more adventurous with my cooking. *
anonymous
I wonder who sent this anonymous letter.
disastrous
My first attempt at baking was disastrous. *
enormous
Elephants are enormous. *
fabulous
Spotted dresses look fabulous in the summer. *
famous
The new building was to be designed by a famous architect.
generous
The charity received a generous donation.
hazardous
He warned the hikers that it would be a hazardous climb.
jealous
She has a very jealous boyfriend.
joyous
The birth of their baby was a joyous occasion.
miraculous
He has made a miraculous recovery.
mischievous
Puck is a mischievous fairy. *
momentous
Their wedding will be a momentous occasion.
mountainous
A large part of Austria is mountainous.
nervous
I am nervous about the test. *
numerous
He has had numerous offers of employment.
prosperous
The film star is marrying a prosperous banker.
ravenous
I missed my lunch and now I'm ravenous.
ridiculous
She thought his idea was ridiculous.
tremendous
The thunder made a tremendous noise. *