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obese

Short Definition : excessively fat; N. obesity

Definition
(adj) excessively fat
Synonyms : corpulent , rotund , weighty
Example Sentence
  • a weighty man

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obese

ob+vieously+ese(EASE)..so FAT people are obviously not at ease
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by preetisoni2411

relate it to obesity
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by er.amit.1jan

O a big seat - fat
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by sansecretcp

ob+vieously+ese(EASE)..so FAT people are obviously not at ease
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by er.amit.1jan

 Ob + ease ---> off + ease : fat persons are out off ease.
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by divine_sword

obfuscate

Short Definition : confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand

Definition
(verb) make obscure or unclear
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obfuscate

ob (ab---now) FUSCATE = fuss + create To deliberately create a fuss about an issue to make it hard to understand and hard to understand.
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by imajeeth

obFUScate-- same as conFUSe
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by ramnath.r.30

ob(vieously)+fus(fuss).+CATE(CREATE)...protest against the english movie created fuss in theater, as it was unclear to people that the movie will begin or not.
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by preetisoni2411

If you can't solve a confusing problem you say "AHH.. FUCK IT" and move on
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by usairforce1985

Fuse bulb put you in dark now.
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by onno manush

a confuse create
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by SAHADAT

OBstruct the VIEWS (fus) from CATE so she becomes confused and distracted.
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by KOGrad

Etymologically, Latin obfuscare, from ob- + fuscare (“darken”).
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by sontakke.saurabh

O is it a fus(fungus) cake, cause confusion
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by sansecretcp

obituary

Short Definition : death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.

Definition
(noun) a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
Synonyms : necrology , obit

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obituary

ob+to+worry when u see a death notice u worry!!!!
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by crazylooks

abe churi(bangles)tod dal because you have seen death notice of your husband in newspaper
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by gbspaithan

ob + it + u + ary ---> of + it + u + worry --> you worry at somebody’s death news.
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by divine_sword

obituary - o pity u r aunty passed away, I saw in news paper.
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by sansecretcp

objective

Short Definition : not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim

Definition
(noun) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
Synonyms : aim , object , target
Example Sentence
  • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Definition
(noun) the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
Definition
(adj) undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
Synonyms : nonsubjective
Example Sentence
  • an objective appraisal
  • objective evidence

Definition
(adj) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
Synonyms : accusative
Example Sentence
  • objective case
  • accusative endings

Definition
(adj) emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
Synonyms : documentary
Example Sentence
  • objective art

Definition
(adj) belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
Example Sentence
  • objective benefits
  • an objective example
  • there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for objective

u r not influenced by emotions when u need to fulfill ur objective
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by crazylooks

obligatory

Short Definition : binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate

Definition
(adj) morally or legally constraining or binding
Example Sentence
  • attendance is obligatory
  • an obligatory contribution

Definition
(adj) required by obligation or compulsion or convention
Example Sentence
  • he made all the obligatory apologies

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obligatory

oblige is to bind..thus obligatory follows...
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by vidz

obligatory - o big lid is need compulsory to bind the two gate.
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by sansecretcp

oblique

Short Definition : indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference

Definition
(noun) any grammatical case other than the nominative
Synonyms : oblique case

Definition
(noun) a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
Definition
(adj) slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
Example Sentence
  • the oblique rays of the winter sun
  • acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles
  • the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base

Definition
(adj) indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
Synonyms : devious
Example Sentence
  • used devious means to achieve success
  • gave oblique answers to direct questions
  • oblique political maneuvers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oblique

Oblique - split it like OB(object) lique(sounds as LIKE). So OBject Like, referring something indirectly.
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by raman_dec

Ur making an oblique reference i.e indirect ref
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by crazylooks

oblisk sound like oblique (slanted).... here faces are kept oblique so tht at top tapering ll happen...something like pyramid...
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by rahulbest

ob + LIque(lets say LIne) ~ line is normally straight this oblique is indirect
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by friendofafriend

jab ghee seedhi ungli se naa nikle to ungli tedhi (oblique) karni padti hai
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by 1.6k

ob+lique—ob means against—if you dislike someone or OB(against)+ LIQUE(like), you always REFER THEM INDIRECTLY
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by nikhilparasher

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by a.gupta

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