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SS - Words Ending in SS

This is a spelling list of some of the most common words ending in SS. Due to the large number of derivatives which use the suffixes -less and -ness, I have not been able to access a complete list of words ending in SS to analyze them for their base words. Each of these words follows the spelling rule: We often double F, L, and S after a single vowel at the end of a base word.


  1. abcess
    2. abyss
    3. access
    4. across
    5. actress
    6. address
    7. assess
    8. bass
    9. bless
    10. bliss
    11. boss
    12. brass
    13. caress
    14. chess
    15. class
    16. confess
    17. cross
    18. cypress
    19. digress
    20. discuss
    21. duress
    22. egress
    23. emboss
    24. excess
    25. express
    26. fitness
    27. floss
    28. fuss
    29. glass
    30. gloss
    31. grass
    32. gross
    33. guess
    34. harass
    35. harness
    36. hiss
    37. hostess
    38. kiss
    39. kvass
    40. lass
    41. less
    42. loss
    43. mass
    44. mess
    45. miss
    46. moss
    47. pass
    48. press
    49. profess
    50. puss
    51. recess
    52. sass
    53. stress
    54. swiss
    55. toss
    56. truss

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