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(Latin: full of or having the qualities of; in chemistry, a suffix denoting that the element indicated by the name bearing it, has a valence lower than that denoted by the termination -ic; as, nitrous, sulphurous, etc., as contrasted with nitric, sulphuric, etc.)

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carnivorous (adjective), more carnivorous, most carnivorous
Descriptive of various predatory, flesh-eating mammals of the order Carnivora, including dogs, cats, bears, weasels, hyenas, and raccoons; as well as, insectivorous plants: Mike's niece is a vegetarian; however, he prefers a carnivorous diet and enjoys a hamburger from time to time.
Feeding on animals.
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Feeding on vegetables instead of meat.
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cautious
Distinguished or marked by caution; heedful, wary, careful, circumspect: said of persons, their conduct, and acts.
cavernous
1. Characterized by or containing cavities.
2. Resulting from the presence of cavities; characteristic of cavitation; cavernous voice sounds.
3. Filled with caverns.
4. Resembling a cavern; such as, in depth, vastness.
5. Like or suggestive of a cavern, especially in being large, dark, deep, and hollow.
5. In anatomy, that which is filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.
circumlocutious (adjective), more circumlocutious, most circumlocutious
Characteristic of being roundabout and unnecessarily wordy.
clamorous (adjective), more clamorous, most clamorous
Referring to loud and persistent cries or shouts; noisy, vociferous: When little Maurice woke up from his nap and couldn't find his mother because she was working outside in the backyard, he made some clamorous screams which brought her back into the house to calm him down.
A reference to loud, noisy demands or complaints.
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commodious (adjective), more commodious, most commodious
1. Pleasantly spacious or large and roomy: Some movie theaters now have more commodious seats for viewers with better padding and wider spaces.
2. Generous or large in area or extent: Ellen and Ted were so happy to be able to move into a commodious apartment with four rooms after living in a modest, simple, and tiny place for more than a year.
3. Etymology: "beneficial, convenient", from Medieval Latin commodiosus, "convenient, useful", from Latin commodus, "proper, fit, appropriate, convenient, satisfactory"; from com-, "together, together with" + modus, "measure, manner".
Roomy and and spacious.
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Having plenty of room.
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conscientious (adjective), more conscientious, most conscientious
A reference to what a person has performed or someone who is obedient and loyal to his or her sense of what is right and proper: Doug was very conscientious about completing his homework everyday after school because he definitely wanted to please his parents and his teachers.
Done according to what one knows is proper.
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Striving to do something which is right.
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conscious
1. Sharing in the knowledge of, having cognizance of, being a witness to; mentally alive or awake.
2. Having internal perception or consciousness.
3. Aware of what one is doing or intending to do; having a purpose and intention in one's actions.
4. Objective or aware of one's consciousness; known to oneself, felt, sensible.
5. Etymology: from Latin conscius, "knowing, aware"; from conscire; from Latin scire, "to know"; probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidos.
conspicuous (adjective), more conspicuous, most conspicuous
1. Easily or clearly visible or very noticeable: People noticed the conspicuous modifications in the redesigned city hall.
2. Attracting attention because of being unusual or remarkable: The real estate agent placed the "For Sale" sign in a very conspicuous position so no one could miss seeing it.

The new store in town has been a conspicuous success with more sales than any of the others that are like it.

Easily seen or attracting attention.
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Easily seen or attracting attention.
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contagious (adjective), more contagious, most contagious
1. Conveying that which spreads easily and likely to make another person or people sick: Certain diseases can be very infectious, or contagious, like measles, mumps, or chickenpox, spreading to others by touching or being in the air.
2. Pertaining to something which causes or is likely to cause the same reaction or emotion in several people; transmittable: Willie's contagious behavior of friendliness was usually conveyed to other people whenever they met him.
Transmissible by indirect or by direct contact and tending to spread from one person to another one.
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contemptuous (kuhn TEMP choo uhs) (adjective), more contemptuous, most contemptuous
1. Descriptive of deep hatred or negative feelings expressed by a person toward something or someone else; scornful: Paulette's contemptuous tone of voice was dripping with unkindness and disrespect for the neighbor who would not keep his yard clean.
2. Pertaining to how a person feels, expresses, or demonstrates a strong dislike or utter lack of respect for somebody or something: Alexandra thinks it is utter nonsense for anyone to make such contemptuous remarks about that fine actor.
A reference to showing scorn.
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Conveying contempt or disdain.
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Referring to a lack of respect.
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Relating to an insolent remark.
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continuous (noun) (not comparable)
1. A function or curve; extending without pausing or any having any irregularities.
2. Pertaining to something that goes on without changing, stopping, or being interrupted by space or time: "There were several days of continuous rain and winds in Sharon's part of the country."
3. Having no gaps, holes, or breaks.
copious (adjective), more copious, most copious
1. Referring to something that exists in excessively large amounts; overly abundant: Henry had the bad habit of eating copious amounts of food.
2. Characteristic of having or producing a large quantity: The farmers in Tom's area had a copious harvest of corn last year.
3. Pertaining to the exhibition or significant numbers of something; such as, of thoughts or words: Lynn made a copious and effusive speech at her farewell celebration thanking and praising all the different people that had made her work as a teacher a success.
4. Etymology: from Latin copiosus, "plentiful"; from copia, "abundance, profusion, plenty"; from com-, "with" + ops, opis, "power, wealth, resources".
Descriptive of abounding in thoughts or words.
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A reference to something that is wordy.
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courageous
covetous (adjective), more covetous, most covetous
1. Excessively and culpably desirous of the possessions of another person or people: When Bernard drove his expensive car into his driveway, he noticed that his neighbors were giving him covetous looks.
2. Marked by an extreme desire to acquire or possess something: Karen had covetous aspirations to get a university degree which would qualify her for a profitable career as a company executive.
Relating to being overly eager and greedy to obtain more money or other material things.
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