Power Suffix: -ful – 15 Words

blissful

completely happy and contented

He stares at the ceiling and drifts into a deep, blissful sleep.Enrique’s Journey
bountiful

producing in abundance

Our visits were never long enough for me—the library was so bountiful.The New Yorker (Oct 5, 2018)
deceitful

marked by deliberate deceptiveness

“We were involved in various deceitful transactions with investors. And a company we took over, we took over on false pretenses. We were all making stuff up to look bigger than we were.”Los Angeles Times (Oct 22, 2018)
distasteful

highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

Every once in a while, he would glance over at Leo and Frank like he found their presence distasteful.The Mark of Athena
frightful

provoking horror

My dreams were frightful, full of ghostly figures that resembled my father.Ophelia
fruitful

productive or conducive to producing in abundance

Late in his long and fruitful life, Wooden would mention one regret when asked if there was anything he hadn’t done.Los Angeles Times (Sep 24, 2018)
graceful

characterized by beauty of movement, style, or form

The bird pirouetted on one vast wing and tipped into a slow, graceful spiral.Strange the Dreamer
healthful

conducive to good functioning of body or mind

Pumpkin itself, along with other winter squash, is a wonderfully healthful source of fiber and nutrients.Seattle Times (Oct 24, 2018)
meaningful

having a purpose

They didn’t live long lives, but they lived meaningful lives.While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement
merciful

showing or giving forgiveness

Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person.Divergent
remorseful

feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

“I am very remorseful for my immature behavior.”Washington Post (Mar 16, 2018)
reproachful

expressing disapproval, blame, or disappointment

And it was harder for him to stay quiet, which drew more reproachful glares from Alec.The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Book Four; Origin)
resourceful

adroit or imaginative

Nancy Drew is a smart and resourceful teenage sleuth who began solving mysteries in the 1930s and continues to solve them to this day.Book Scavenger
successful

having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

The quest was successful, and the Dragon that guarded the hoard was destroyed.The Fellowship of the Ring
tactful

showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people

So if your aim is to advance within this company, and ensure you’ll be in the running for other openings, be tactful and diplomatic.Seattle Times (Oct 4, 2018)

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