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obliterate

Short Definition : destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village

Definition
(verb) mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
Synonyms : kill , wipe out
Example Sentence
  • kill these lines in the President's speech

Definition
(verb) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Synonyms : blot out , hide , obscure , veil
Example Sentence
  • a hidden message
  • a veiled threat

Definition
(verb) remove completely from recognition or memory
Synonyms : efface
Example Sentence
  • efface the memory of the time in the camps

Definition
(verb) do away with completely, without leaving a trace
Definition
(adj) reduced to nothingness
Synonyms : blotted out , obliterated

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obliterate

lets ' all-be-literate ' and destroy illiteracy completely
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by ashay.ut

after destruction things are all over the place and it seems as if the place has been littered.. hence ob+liter+ate
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by muffisoni

take ob as not...it becomes not literate..means illeterate destroys coz he doesnt know
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by swapna327

only LITERATE can OB+LITERATE (destroy)corruption
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by yasha

obLITerate,so concentrate on the word LIT.so when yu have LIT somethin means u have set it to fire,hence it gets DESTROYED COMPLETELY
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by imajeeth

obliterate ~litterate ~ something that you make more little - hence you destoy it completely
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by Tural

Ob(Off)+literate = Off literate -> destroy completely
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by barek2k2

remember movie "war games" where the joshua comp asks everyone to run away because of missile being approached by ripley . then joshua asks them to run away because of OBLITERATION
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by Gaurav2010

ob+literate—ob(against) from literate, those against literate can destroy i.e., illiterate people do such acts of destroying
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by nikhilparasher

In war, a jet pilot takes aim on his target and blows it to smitherines, and then reports back to headquarter that the OBJECTIVE turned to LITTER. The OBJECTIVE LITTERED.
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by Jackery

ob = -ve literate..yesterday i was readin the white tiger. it said illeterate ppl are given the power to choose the govt and this destroys every aspect of society in itself.
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by friendofafriend

obliterate is used in google chrome browser option"obliterate the following" to erase the history if u remember
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by sandy1278

Obstruct + literacy :means it will automatically destroy
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by Dhavalmaster

oblivion

Short Definition : obscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness

Definition
(noun) the state of being disregarded or forgotten
Synonyms : limbo

Definition
(noun) total forgetfulness
Synonyms : obliviousness
Example Sentence
  • he sought the great oblivion of sleep

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oblivion

Oblivion= OB+ BLI + VION ="absolute blind vision" of forgetting important things/matters
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by pallavi_limat

think of oil livon so when u message your head with livon u forget everything
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by ratikmittal

O+bli-nk+vi(s)ion:- reminds of blink vision,when u forget something it's like blink vision of past.
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by infogistt

key live new forgot live things ===ob(against)+live=forgetfulness
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by priyanshu.mittal

o bad incident leave on (forget completely)
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by sansecretcp

oblivious

Short Definition : inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)

Definition
(adj) (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of
Synonyms : unmindful
Example Sentence
  • oblivious of the mounting pressures for political reform
  • oblivious to the risks she ran
  • not unmindful of the heavy responsibility

Definition
(adj) failing to keep in mind
Synonyms : forgetful
Example Sentence
  • forgetful of her responsibilities
  • oblivious old age

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oblivious

It is obvious to be oblivious when keeping too much info in mind.
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by gunjanshah

somethings are so OBVIOUS that you take them for granted, thus oblivious to it
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by sridif

it is obvious that while writing oblivious we forget l....
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by isabella swan

Oblivious can be remembered from "Oblivion" which means something which has been forgotton!
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by myth17

oblibious - bob leave ous forgetful for his marriage.
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by sansecretcp

obviously he was on leave so he is not aware of whats going on
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by yusufwagh

obloquy

Short Definition : slander; disgrace; infamy

Definition
(noun) state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
Synonyms : opprobrium

Definition
(noun) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obloquy

etymologically OB-'against' and LOQUY-'talk'. Therefore OBLOQUY means to TALK AGAINST SOMEONE,i.e. SLANDER
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by imajeeth

THE WORD SOUNDs LIKE IN HINDI WEN WE DO A WRONG THING AND THEN THINK AND SAY"ab loki[people] kya kahenge"
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by archana bedi

break its pronunciation as..."wo+blow+ki"= agar load shedding ho to jo candle blow kar de...she grings disgrace and infamy upon herself.
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by nehaMD

ALL BLOCK WE
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by Jackery

o blue guy(obloquy) blue cross will save animals but misinterpreted to find fault on others
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by sansecretcp

well divide it as "a" " blow" "thee" which means a blow to something i.e infamy
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by udai_riddle04

think of it as making an oblique (sideways) reference to someone, or slandering
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by Vocatone

obnoxious

Short Definition : offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell

Definition
(adj) causing disapproval or protest
Synonyms : objectionable
Example Sentence
  • a vulgar and objectionable person

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obnoxious

Hayden recently said Bhajji an 'obnoxious weed' pertaining to the event of him calling symonds a monkey.
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by kartextremes

ob(viously)+noxiousi.e offensive
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by crazylooks

ab aur nahi .. i will protest
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by SHAKAL

"noxious" means physical/mental injury. So Obnoxios means aao-injury which is not approvable.
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by rishabhagl

AGAIN THE ROOT NOX ...means harm...so some gases are very harmful/ or a person who is offensive can be HARMFUL to us.
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by preetisoni2411

if asked again will knock us.(offensive disagree)
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by sansecretcp

noxious means harmful....so noxious talks r always offensive
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by er.amit.1jan

abe no oxigen(obnoxious) h sas kaise lega jo hmare liye hanikark h
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by GORAMANISH

ob-NOX-ious NOX are harmful gases which causes pollution of environment so emission of these gases should be objected
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by deepak553906

obscure

Short Definition : dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning

Definition
(verb) make less visible or unclear
Synonyms : becloud , befog , cloud , fog , haze over , mist , obnubilate
Example Sentence
  • The stars are obscured by the clouds
  • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley

Definition
(verb) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
Synonyms : blur , confuse , obnubilate
Example Sentence
  • Her remarks confused the debate
  • Their words obnubilate their intentions

Definition
(verb) make obscure or unclear
Synonyms : bedim , overcloud
Example Sentence
  • The distinction was obscured

Definition
(verb) reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
Definition
(verb) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Synonyms : blot out , hide , obliterate , veil
Example Sentence
  • a hidden message
  • a veiled threat

Definition
(adj) not clearly understood or expressed
Synonyms : vague
Example Sentence
  • an obscure turn of phrase
  • an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit
  • their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear
  • vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science

Definition
(adj) marked by difficulty of style or expression
Synonyms : dark
Example Sentence
  • much that was dark is now quite clear to me
  • those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure

Definition
(adj) difficult to find
Synonyms : hidden
Example Sentence
  • hidden valleys
  • a hidden cave
  • an obscure retreat

Definition
(adj) not famous or acclaimed
Synonyms : unknown , unsung
Example Sentence
  • an obscure family
  • unsung heroes of the war

Definition
(adj) not drawing attention
Synonyms : unnoticeable
Example Sentence
  • an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet
  • an obscure flaw

Definition
(adj) remote and separate physically or socially
Synonyms : apart , isolated
Example Sentence
  • existed over the centuries as a world apart
  • preserved because they inhabited a place apart
  • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
  • an obscure village

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obscure

OBSCURE= OBSession + CURE == Many psychiatrists believe that Obsession's cure is still UNKNOWN / UNCLEAR...
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by 100_percentiler

obscure = not secure
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by 1.6k

obs sounds like boobs -in the movie cure boobs are shown in a hazy manner not clear
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by cyli

OBesity CURE is not known to many people!!!yaaron wat all u tried:)
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by massb

all the mnemonics listed here are obscure
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by simranjeet

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by massb

o is there cure - unclear, vague,not well known
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by sansecretcp

Suppose you are standing on 20th floor of a tall building and inadvertently a stone fells from there. (Your reaction will sounds like Ob....)Its image will become bleak or hazy after dropping a few floors.
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by rajasbodas

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