-ous, -ious, -eous

(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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prosperous
1. Successful and flourishing; especially, earning or producing great wealth.
2. Having wealth, or associated with wealthy people.
3. Characterized by success or good fortune: "The company had a prosperous year."
4. Likely to be successful or to bring a good result.
proterogynous
1. In botany, having the pistil or female organ mature before the stamens or male organs.
2. In zoology, of a hermaphrodite animal, or a colony of zooids: Having the female organs, or individuals, sexually mature before the male.
psammous
Sandy.
quadrifarious (adjective) (not comparable)
Conveying four rows or ranks: There are plants that have quadrifarious leaves.
querulous (adjective), more querulous, most querulous
1. Regarding an expression of complaint or grumbling: Flora was a nurse who tended to be querulous with her patients in the hospital; especially, near the end of her shift when she was easily upset by some of those who were uncooperative.
2. A reference to a person who is overcritical, discontented, or irritable: According to Mildred, she divorced her nagging and querulous husband because she could not tolerate him any longer.
3. Etymology: from Latin querulus, "full of complaints, complaining"; from queri-, "to complain."
Referring to finding fault.
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Characteristic of grumbling.
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Descriptive of finding fault about another person.
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rapacious (adjective), more rapacious, most rapacious
1. Characteristic of taking something by force and plundering it: During the riots, rapacious looters stole merchandise stores by breaking their windows and doors.
2. Relating to someone or those who are ravenous or greedy: The children ate in a rapacious way by grabbing and filling their mouths full and eating voraciously.
3. A reference to living by preying on other animals; especially, by catching live prey: The rapacious wolves devoured the deer as quickly as they could.
Seizing or taking over with violence.
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rapturous (adjective), more rapturous, most rapturous
1. Feeling great delight: It was with rapturous enthusiasm that the food critic wrote her column about the new restaurant, praising the decor, the menu, the service, and the ambiance.
2. Full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight: The rapturous critic of the concert left no doubt in the reader’s mind as to the future of the pianist.
3. Characterized by, attended with, or expressive of great joy and happiness: The politician's speech was given rapturous reviews by the press.
Expressing great joy and happiness.
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Manifesting delight and gladness.
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raucous (adjective), more raucous, most raucous
1. Pertaining to someone or something that is unpleasantly loud, boisterous and disorderly: Tom's neighbors were having a raucous party even at two in the morning.
2. Characterized by loud noises, shouting, and ribald laughter, which are rude and vulgar: There were raucous crowds after the champion football game.
3. Etymology: from Latin raucus, "harsh-sounding."
Relating to a harsh and rough sound.
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ravenous (adjective), more ravenous, most ravenous
1. A descriptive term meaning very hungry: A ravenous person feels as if he or she hasn't eaten for days.

The ravenous predatory animals seize and eat their prey.

After his illness, Adam had a ravenous appetite and ate a large bowl of soup.

2. Etymology: from Latin rapere, "to seize by force".

Back in the early 15th century, a person was called ravenous if he or she were greedy and obsessed with stealing, much like a pirate.

Now, it’s used more often to describe someone who has extreme hunger or desires.

Eager for food or extremely hungry.
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rebellious
1. Participating in an organized resistance to a constituted government.
2. Opposing or defying authority, accepted moral codes, or social conventions.
religious
1. Relating to belief in a religion, the teaching of religion, or the practice of a religion.
2. Believing in and showing devotion or reverence for a deity or deities.
3. Imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly; such as, a religious person.
ridiculous (adjective), more ridiculous, most ridiculous
1. Descriptive of someone or something that is not being sensible or reasonable: Daniel makes a ridiculous amount of money for the kind of work that he is doing.

Sharon looks silly in that ridiculous outfit that she is wearing to school.

2. Etymology: from Latin ridiculosus, "laughable"; from ridere, "to laugh."
Relating to an absurd excuse.
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rigorous (adjective), more rigorous, most rigorous
1. Relating to the strict attention to rules and procedures: The coach of the basketball team usually has rigorous training for the members because he expects them to win more than to lose.
2. Descriptive of someone or something that is exact and does not allow for any deviation from a standard; extremely precise, demanding, and unyielding: Tom's supervisor expected his staff to maintain a rigorous development of what is necessary to have profitable results in the sales of the company's products.
Referring to a strict and rigorous law enforcement.
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ripicolous (adjective), more ripicolous, most ripicolous
Inhabiting the banks of streams.
ruinous