Words that End with -cious THIS LIST CONTAINS WORDS THAT END WITH –CIOUS. -CIOUS SOUNDS LIKE /SHUSS/ AS IN THE WORD PRECIOUS. PRECIOUS. Instructions: Read aloud the words on each slide, then click on the megaphone to hear the words pronounced several times. Practice each list until you are able to read it fluently. -cious words (meaning) -cious = /shuss/ Review: Noun + suffix –ous = adjective Fame + -ous = famous (drop the e in fame) A person who has lots of fame is a famous person. Anxiety + -ous = anxious (drop the ety in anxiety) A person who has lots of anxiety is an anxious person. Review: If the noun ending includes the letter c, the adjective ending may change to – cious, which sounds like /shuss/. Grace + ous = gracious (drop the e and add ious) A person who has grace (a beautiful manner) is a gracious (well-mannered) person. Space + ous = spacious (drop the e and add ious) An apartment with a lot of space is a spacious (large) apartment. Tenacity + ous = tenacious (drop the ity and add ious) A person who has tenacity (stubbornness or drive) is a tenacious (stubborn) person. Atrocity + ous = atrocious (extremely cruel) Fallacy + ous = fallacious (misleading) Precocity + ous = precocious (advanced for one’s age) Vivacity + ous = vivacious (lively) -cious words: set 1 -cious = /shuss/ 1. ferocious fer ō cious ferocious 2. tenacious ten ā cious tenacious 3. judicious jū dĭ cious judicious 4. vicious vĭ cious vicious 5. vivacious vī vā cious vivacious Read the list and then click the megaphone to hear the list read aloud. Read the list again. Repeat, if necessary. -cious words: set 2 -cious = /shuss/ 1. precocious prē cō cious precocious 2. fallacious fal lā cious fallacious 3. pernicious per nĭ cious pernicious 4. spacious spā cious spacious 5. atrocious /ŭ/ trō cious atrocious Read the list and then click the megaphone to hear the list read aloud. Read the list again. Repeat, if necessary. -cious words: sets 1 & 2 -cious = /shuss/ ferocious conscious precocious atrocious vivacious tenacious luscious judicious fallacious vicious Read the list and then click the megaphone to hear the list read aloud. Read the list again. Repeat, if necessary. -cious words: sets 1 & 2 -cious = /shuss/ 1. Did the ferocious dog bite you? 2. The precocious child was conscious of how smart she was for her age. 3. I need to make more judicious decisions about how I spend my money or else I will deplete my account. Read the sentences and then click the megaphone to hear them read aloud. Repeat, if necessary. -cious words: sets 1 & 2 -cious = /shuss/ 1. The man’s fallacious arguments biased the jury against the defendant. 2. The vicious rumors caused the celebrity to seek out an obscure location for her next vacation. She wanted to remain out of sight until the mean rumors died down. 3. You have to be tenacious about exercising if you want to stay physically fit. You have to keep working out. Read the sentences and then click the megaphone to hear them read aloud. Repeat, if necessary. -cious words: sets 1 & 2 -cious = /shuss/ tenacious ferocious precocious judicious spacious Directions: Think about how you would fill in the blanks with one of the words from the box above. Jot down the words on a piece of paper then click to reveal the answers one at a time. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I used to like my small apartment, but now I need something more spacious____. _________ tenacious Debt collectors are very _____________. They won’t stop trying to recover the debt no matter how long it takes. vicious I had a ____________ headache, so I took 3 aspirin. It felt like my head was about to split open. precocious The ____________ child could speak 5 languages by age 6. She enjoyed taking immersion language classes at her school because she liked to be completely surrounded by new languages. judicious If you are ____________ about how you use your time, you are likely to be very efficient and get lots of work done in less time. -cious words: sets 1 & 2 -cious = /shuss/ Congratulations! You’ve finished this alphabetics lesson and should now be able to pronounce words that end in –cious with greater accuracy and confidence. Remember that –cious sounds like /shuss/. You can use this set of slides to review these words at any time. Press escape (Esc) to close these slides.