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obsequious

Short Definition : slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic

Definition
(adj) attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
Definition
(adj) attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
Example Sentence
  • obsequious shop assistants

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsequious

or obse(ssed)-Qui( yes in frech)-ous=always obsessed with saying yes to it all
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by otimuz

ob + SEQUI + ous .. sequi means sequence where one thing "follows" the other.. and servants follow what their masters say..
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by muffisoni

seq = Suck, uio = Your, us = Ass. He sucks your ass, therefore he's obsequious.
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by avner

Think "seek" because when you seek something you show attentiveness to find it.
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by Yank

sounds like AP+SEEK+QUOUS.......when you seek help,you are attentive and your manner is servile
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by nileshdive

ob ( to) sequi ( to follow) and ous ( full of) so obsequious is full of following after
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by userdce

in hindi 'oab seakh ese' If u wanna learn anything u shoult be attentive
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by chaiturockz

Sounds like obedient. obsequious obedient servants
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by mariaddipaolo

obsequious - obey sequence of work in office(obedience, dutiful).
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by sansecretcp

OBSESSION: The domination of one's thought; OBSEQUIOUS: The domination of one's respect (over-respect)
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by pulkitg

ab(ob)se qosis karunga aisa bol ke chaplusi karte ho father se ye obsequious hai.
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by Priyadarshi

ob+serious = not really serious
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by ksubbian

Imagine a boy or Suise Q obse(ssed) with boot licking her king's sexual needs (I know...);
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by otimuz

Latin: Ob = after and sequi = follow. Think “follower”, with sequi as “sequence”
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by a.gupta

Note: suffix 'ious' means full of..Ob (obey) + seq(seek)+ u+ ious= if u are full of seeking to obey then u are submissive
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by Walkingdictionary

obstinate in getting a yes (qui) from everyone
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by atiffva

O(office mein) B(boss ki) SEQ(secretary)kaan lagake sunti hai meaning she listens slavishly to him.
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by skyfall

obsessive

Short Definition : related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively

Definition
(noun) a person who has obsessions
Definition
(adj) characterized by or constituting an obsession
Synonyms : obsessional
Example Sentence
  • the obsessional character of his response
  • obsessive gambling

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsessive

obsessive - thinking boob excessive
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by sansecretcp

obsidian

Short Definition : black volcanic rock

Definition
(noun) acid or granitic glass formed by the rapid cooling of lava without crystallization; usually dark, but transparent in thin pieces
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsidian

obsi(obese)+indian(are dark color):so fat indian looks like black volcanic rock
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by gre_10

it can be split into ob(blade like)+sea(which contains valconic mountains in) +indian(black in color). implies black valcanic rock.
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by gopikrish2000

OBSessive DravIDIAN architects built grand temples of black volcanic rock across south india.
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by pcsjith

sid means sidharth means gautam budh and he calm people having black rock heart
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by ratikmittal

sounds like oblivion. may be related to as "an obsidian (black volcanic rock) from oblivion"
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by BloodyMickey

ob(absolute)+se+dian(disdain implies black)...so absolutely black volcanic rocks
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by elixir

obsolete

Short Definition : outmoded; no longer used

Definition
(adj) no longer in use
Synonyms : disused
Example Sentence
  • obsolete words

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsolete

OB+SO+LETE = obviously so late... Something so late is outmoded
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by keyurpatel87

ob-so-lete/;(sound as "AB so LATE--ab you are SO late, that whatever you have got is of not of any use..
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by preetisoni2411

ob+so+lete....abe, so light lelo.....not in use any more
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by ajaypasagada@gmail.com

obsolete - over sold ete movie is no longer used, outmoded.
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by sansecretcp

(ab(now) + sold) it is not sold becoz it is old fassioned and it is no longer used
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by hari krishna

obso(late) late and no longer in use
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by prasanthpriyanesan

obstetrician

Short Definition : physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife

Definition
(noun) a physician specializing in obstetrics
Synonyms : accoucheur

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstetrician

obstetrician sounds like OBSTRUCTION. So the an obstetrician helps the pregnant woman to clear the obstruction of the female opening and deliver the baby
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by spacker

o baby stretch u leg more to take child out.
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by sansecretcp

obstinate

Short Definition : stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy

Definition
(verb) persist stubbornly
Example Sentence
  • he obstinates himself against all rational arguments

Definition
(adj) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Synonyms : stubborn , unregenerate

Definition
(adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
Synonyms : cussed , obdurate , unrepentant

Definition
(adj) resistant to guidance or discipline
Synonyms : contrary , perverse , wayward
Example Sentence
  • Mary Mary quite contrary
  • an obstinate child with a violent temper
  • a perverse mood
  • wayward behavior

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstinate

obs+tin+ate he ate tin so he is stubborn fellow as he is hard to control
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by manojmvsr

ob+stin+ate.. stin means to stand.. and a stubborn person will always stand by his view..
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by muffisoni

obs+tin(ate), obsessive teens,they are stubborn,hard to control
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by SilverLines

ob-steyn-ate.. remember dale steyn.. hez a very stubborn bowler. keeps staring nd taunting at batsmen
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by saif_mohmd

un - abstain (unable to control )
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by arbitrary.contrivance

A tin is hard so obs 'tin' ate .. hard headed
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by sunilwritesgre

sounds like ABSTAIN from change of opinion;unyielding
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by sainathreddy92

to b thin stubborn not to ate
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by sansecretcp

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