This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : stupid awkward person; CF. elf
(noun) an awkward stupid person
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oaf
oaf...sounds like uff..and when you see a ugly awkward person..you say..uff ufff..uff kyo mil gaya ye!!1
An OAF is like a LOAFER (Hindi) an awkward person.
wolf (oaf)- awkward and stupid person
oaf - like a bread loaf- stupid and dud
oak..he is so stupid; he is spelling oak wrong
Short Definition : solemn promise; blasphemous use of sacred words to express strong feelings; swear-word; Ex. ``For Christ's sake''
(noun) profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
(noun) a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
(noun) a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior
they took an oath of allegiance
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oath
Oath - Truth
Oath = O at hall of ceremony.
Short Definition : crushed oats used for making porridge
(noun) porridge made of rolled oats
(noun) meal made from rolled or ground oats
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oatmeal
Pori Edge lo kurchoni Oatmeal tinipistundi
Short Definition : stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
(adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
(adj) showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
his flinty gaze
the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obdurate
OB+DURA(RELATE IT TO WORD DURABILITY)..SO anything which has durability..has the resisting power, and something which can resist, is stubborn.
OB+DU+RATE realate it as AB(OB) RATE DoUble ho gaya,and the seller was very STUBBORN about that
There will be a period(duration) in everyone's life when we will be very obdurate(i.e, stubborn )..
Think "obstinate" which is stubborn
Obdurate - Try reading as "Odd - along - duration" :Means stubborn
ob = negative durate = through out duration of life
OBDURATE...CONSIDER DURATE, MEANS DUREX BED,IT IS VERRYY SOFT AND COMFORTABLE AND OBDURATE MEANS HARD...
OBstinate DURATion = stubborn over time, persistently stubborn
by Charles Mann
finance people stubborn to collect the due rate
A person who is OBDURATE is both OBtuse and DURAble.
Obdurate means stubborn or 'harden'. See 'duro' in durability. Also the spell Hermione used to harden the tapestry is 'duro'!
O.B is a tampon brand. So split ob
+ durability= Ob will absorb all the blood.so long durable
Short Definition : bow (to show respect and obedience)
(noun) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
(noun) the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obeisance
divide this word...into .....obei which sounds like obey and+sance which sounds like saints.....and when we obey saints we show them respect.
obeisance rhymes with obey(obedient) sons...so obedient sons alwaya RESPECT their elders
OBEISANCE sounds similar to OBESE+HENCE,so im obese and hence i have no way but to BOW in front of others
On the lines of preetisoni: remember OBEY-STANCE (position) - the position of Obeying is BOWING!
nuns show obedience to the priest
OBEISANCE sounds like obedience i.e means respect.
Short Definition : tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
(noun) a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
(noun) a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obelisk
the character Obelix from Asterix and Obelix carried a huge stone obelisk
oblisk sound like oblique (slanted)....
here faces are kept oblique so tht at top tapering ll happen...something like pyramid...
tall structure near white house is an obelisk..
oblique+sky,oblique sides facing the sky ,hope it helps
obelisk - o bell is narrow or tapering end at top.
Do google image search for this word.
you will never forget it.