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overturn

Short Definition : turn over; capsize; topple

Definition
(noun) the act of upsetting something
Synonyms : turnover , upset
Example Sentence
  • he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed

Definition
(noun) an improbable and unexpected victory
Synonyms : upset
Example Sentence
  • the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

Definition
(verb) turn from an upright or normal position
Synonyms : tip over , tump over , turn over
Example Sentence
  • The big vase overturned
  • The canoe tumped over

Definition
(verb) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
Example Sentence
  • The cat knocked over the flower vase
  • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
  • he tumped over his beer

Definition
(verb) rule against
Synonyms : override , overrule , overthrow , reverse
Example Sentence
  • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Definition
(verb) cause the downfall of; of rulers
Synonyms : bring down , overthrow , subvert
Example Sentence
  • The Czar was overthrown
  • subvert the ruling class

Definition
(verb) cancel officially
Example Sentence
  • He revoked the ban on smoking
  • lift an embargo
  • vacate a death sentence

Definition
(verb) change radically
Example Sentence
  • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe

overweening

Short Definition : arrogant; presumptuous

Definition
(adj) unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
Example Sentence
  • extravagant praise
  • exuberant compliments
  • overweening ambition
  • overweening greed

Definition
(adj) presumptuously arrogant
Synonyms : uppity
Example Sentence
  • had a witty but overweening manner
  • no idea how overweening he would be
  • getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overweening

a person who wins over and over becomes arrogant. He now arrogantly presumes that he will always win.
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by aniruddha_chaudhari

OVERly flailing your WEENER. Otherwise known as cock-waving.
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by elladauw

derived from over(MEANS ABOVE, MORE)+ween..latin venus..means charm or love....so think of the lady(RELATE IT TO OUR primary school story..a lady who was more beautiful and CHARMING than moon..that moon also use to praise her because of that she BECA
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by preetisoni2411

if u WIN u tend to do OVERACTIONS...so overweening :P
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by massb

it is the overween+ing form...and now..OVER+WEEN(MEANS to hope, think, expect, intend)..so if you get something over(means beyond) what you EXPECT ...you become arrogant...you unrestrained in your feelings.
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by preetisoni2411

opposite of over-weenie (which would be overly cowardly).
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by Marise

because of that she BECAME VERY ARROGANT...and killed her daughter..)
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by preetisoni2411

Ponting’s overweening ambition of winning the match in 1 over in his nation.
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by nupur10000

arrogant guy asking me to play over weenai(musical instrument)
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by sansecretcp

overwhelm

Short Definition : (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief

Definition
(verb) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Definition
(verb) charge someone with too many tasks
Synonyms : deluge , flood out

Definition
(verb) cover completely or make imperceptible
Synonyms : drown , submerge
Example Sentence
  • I was drowned in work
  • The noise drowned out her speech

Definition
(verb) overcome by superior force
Synonyms : overmaster , overpower

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overwhelm

over whim powder cover completely with bubles
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by sansecretcp

overwrought

Short Definition : nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done

Definition
(adj) deeply agitated especially from emotion
Synonyms : distraught
Example Sentence
  • distraught with grief

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overwrought

over+wrought => remember wrought iron. Which has become so due to agitation and hysterisis.
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by cp.jethani

sounds like OVER HOT
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by Born2GRE

wrought sounds lik drought...during drought people run mad behind food...they are in a state of agitation
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by manoj09

wrought means worked.. or donr something.. hence overwrought = overworked.. and worked up ppl tend to get irritated and agitated..
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by muffisoni

over wrote(wrought)in exam in last 5 min - excited or nervous
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by sansecretcp

Amitabh was overwrought when someone wrote “Mera Baap chor hai” on his hand.
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by nupur10000

ovoid

Short Definition : egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate

Definition
(noun) an egg-shaped object
Definition
(adj) rounded like an egg
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ovoid

This can be related to void that is empty and hence zero. OVOID can then be related to an egg shaped zero.
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by gre_guru

Oval void or relating to shape of an egg
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by saikiran

think of ovary.. the egg of the female.
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by deepster89

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