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Study: The -cious ending

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

delicious The table was full of delicious food.
audacious The explorer was audacious by nature.
auspicious They hoped that their wedding would be an auspicious occasion.
atrocious War leads to many atrocious events.
avaricious The millionaire became avaricious.
conscious She was conscious of what she said to her mother.
ferocious The island was home to a ferocious beast. *
gracious She was a gracious loser. *
precious The cave was filled with precious stones. *
suspicious There was a suspicious bulge in the thief's pocket.
vicious The dog was vicious. *

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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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