-tious


a suffix originally occurring in adjectives borrowed from Latin (fictitious); on this model, used with stems of other origin (bumptious).

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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decorum
Also -ious, -ous.

Origin of -tious

< Latin -tiōsus, equivalent to -t(us) past participle suffix + -iōsus -ious

Words nearby -tious

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