Words Ending In -ious

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Curious. Spacious. Hilarious. All these word and hundreds more end in the -ious suffix, which gives the meaning "full of" or "having the qualities of" to its base words. Based on Latin, the -ious ending typically changes a noun into an adjective. For example, in a basic sense, "spacious" means "full of space." Adding the -ious suffix requires removing one or more letters from the original word: "space" loses an E to form "spacious." This rule also works in reverse with most words. Removing -ious from the word "mysterious," you are left with something that is full of mystery.

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Various, Serious, Previous, Obvious, Religious, Curious, Conscious, Anxious, Precious, Ambitious, Suspicious, Unconscious, Furious, Mysterious, Cautious, Delicious, Glorious, Vicious, Notorious, Spacious, Dubious, Prestigious, Tedious, Contentious, Infectious, Luxurious, Oblivious, Ingenious, Precarious, Piousgracious, Harmonious, Spurious, Hilarious, Devious, Ferocious, Malicious, Subconscious, Conscientious, Victorious, Prodigious, Insidious, Noxious, Envious, Impervious, Superstitious, Fictitious, Laborious, Nutritious, Judicious, Pernicious, Copious, Pretentious, Contagious, Illustrious, Rebellious, Surreptitious, Injurious, Tenacious, Vivacious, Industrious, Luscious, Imperious, Studious, Precocious, Supercilious, Delirious, Atrocious, Gregarious

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