-us

forms a noun

Usage

  • nexus

    A nexus is a connection or a series of connections between a number of people, things, or ideas that often form the center of a system or situation.

  • animus

    If you have animus against someone, you have a strong feeling of dislike or hatred towards them, often without a good reason or based upon your personal prejudices.

  • hiatus

    A hiatus is a period of time when there is a break or interruption in some activity.

  • impetus

    An impetus is a force or influence that makes something happen or develop more quickly.

  • detritus

    Detritus is the small pieces of waste that remain after something has been destroyed or used.

  • consensus

    When a group of people reaches a consensus, it has reached a general agreement about something.

  • onus

    An onus is either a burden or blame which has been put upon someone.

  • exodus

    An exodus is a mass departure of people from one land to another.

  • corpus

    A corpus is a body of some sort, such as a collection, especially a body of writings by either type or author.

  • opus

    An opus is an important piece of artistic work by a writer, painter, musician, etc.; an opus can also be one in a series of numbered musical works by the same composer.

  • emeritus

    The adjective emeritus refers to a leader or professional who is retired—and often who gave distinguished service—and still retains their title, such as a professor or president.

  • focus

    The focus of something, such as a talk with a teacher, is the main reason for doing it or its central point.

  • acanthus

    any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers

  • afflatus

    a strong creative impulse

  • cumulus

    a globular cloud

  • discus

    an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible

  • fungus

    an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter

  • locus

    the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)

  • mucus

    protective secretion of the mucus membranes

  • radius

    the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere

  • stimulus

    any stimulating information or event

  • streptococcus

    spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains

  • terminus

    a place where something ends or is complete

  • thalamus

    large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon

  • typhus

    rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever

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