-acious Also -acity.
Inclined to, given to, or having as a capacity.
[Originally and mainly from Latin words in -ax or -ac-, plus -ous.]
Words in -acious are adjectives. Words ending in -acity are corresponding nouns of quality or state (audacity, sagacity).
Examples of words in -acious
All examples derive from Latin.
|audacious||willing to take risks||audax, bold|
|capacious||having a lot of space inside, roomy||capax, capac-, capable|
|efficacious||successful in producing a desired result||efficax, from efficere, to accomplish|
|loquacious||talkative||loquax, from loqui, talk|
|mendacious||not telling the truth||mendax, lying, related to mendum, a fault|
|pertinacious||holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action||pertinax, holding fast|
|pugnacious||eager or quick to argue or fight||pugnax, from pugnare, to fight|
|rapacious||aggressively greedy or grasping||rapax, from rapere, to snatch|
|sagacious||showing good judgement||sagax, wise|
|tenacious||holding fast to something, not easily giving up||tenax, from tenere, to hold|
|veracious||speaking or representing the truth||verax, from verus, true|
|vivacious||attractively lively and animated||vivax, lively or vigorous, from vivere, to live|
|voracious||wanting or devouring great quantities of food||vorax, from vorare, to devour|