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obstreperous

Short Definition : boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable

Definition
(adj) noisily and stubbornly defiant
Example Sentence
  • obstreperous boys

Definition
(adj) boisterously and noisily aggressive
Example Sentence
  • kept up an obstreperous clamor

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstreperous

the word can be broken into ob+STREET+PERU..streets in peru are very noisy because of traffic.
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by viveksa7

obstetrician is the one who deliver babies...obstreperous sounds like obste+pair ous so pairing all those obstreticians and delivering the babies all at a time then all the babies after deliever they make a lot of noise....
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by rizvi

OBSTRE- word is used for small babies in obstretrician. Small babies are very noisy and bossy(they want things done their way).
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by demondivyesh

strepsil (medicine) cures uncontrolled sore throat or blocked nose
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by namaskar

read as 'ob(obviously)+ stereo(stre)+ per(perous) songs sunege ' so it causes noise
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by abhizone

ob( oppose) + streper ( stripper) + ous (us-our). = ppl opposed to have strippers as their neighbors by making noisy protest.
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by fera5

obstreperous=obviously strep(sils)removes kich kich...i.e boisterous
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by crazylooks

Ob(out )+stre(stream)+perous(pore)---give loud noise as it gushes out..
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by rakei

AP+STRIP erous....when u strip, the crowd turns obstreperous
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by nileshdive

ob+stre+perous obscenely putting on the stereo high which is porous to ears
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by meerz

abe strip karege thn ppl ll roar.make noise
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by kitty13

obst(inate) + reper(rapper) is quite noisy and stubbornly defiant
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by pacdee

Ma kan mod degi if you disobey
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by anubhavsingh

lassitude is an "attitude" which forces us to drink "LASSI".
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by roark

obs(absolute)+tre(tree)+perous(peru tree)...monkey have climbed the peru tree...its boisterous and noisy
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by elixir

Obstreperous - when you're trespassing you need to be very silent and not boisterous
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by kushal710

obstreperous = ob + strep + per +o +us; reversely strip per on us i.e we are going to make more noise for this teachers are doing this to us..
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by shaktipada

of + strapper + ous ---> Unfortunately the people with psychological disorder are sometimes bound with straps. And they are sometimes very noisy too. :(
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by divine_sword

noisy and uncontrollable when yu go steeper in mountain or hight
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by sansecretcp

ob-STREP(sils) orous we take strepsils when ve have a noisy cough that is difficult to control
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by sainathreddy92

obtrude

Short Definition : push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusiv

Definition
(verb) push to thrust outward
Synonyms : push out , thrust out

Definition
(verb) thrust oneself in as if by force
Synonyms : intrude
Example Sentence
  • The colors don't intrude on the viewer

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obtrude

Obtrude = Obt + Rude. It is 'Rude' to to impose something such as opinions on other people.
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by rizvi

Intrude rhyming for obtrude and intruder is one who enters into middle without permission so interrupt's
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by AIRTEL

obtaining acceptance rude to work on his idea
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by sansecretcp

Obtrude = Extrude ( Thust out ) + Intrude (Interfere)
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by Rushabh22

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by sansecretcp

obtuse

Short Definition : blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding

Definition
(adj) of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
Definition
(adj) (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
Definition
(adj) lacking in insight or discernment
Synonyms : purblind
Example Sentence
  • too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior
  • a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin

Definition
(adj) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
Synonyms : dense , dim , dull , dumb , slow
Example Sentence
  • so dense he never understands anything I say to him
  • never met anyone quite so dim
  • although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick
  • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
  • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
  • worked with the slow students

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obtuse

obtuse refers to angles between two lines which is >90 degrees.....the line appears like its leaning towards the wall which is inactive and stupid
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by channu

imagine a pencil tip...the more obtuse the angle between the two edges of the tip...the more blunt the tip is..
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by wingdeng

obtuse = big/fat so it means moti buddhi ha ha ha
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by 1.6k

Obtuse..."of little use"
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by gardenforhealth

opposite of ACUTE with respect to all meanings...
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by Thisisnotme

an Obtuse angle (>90) takes more time to close than an acute angle;likewise, it takes more time for an Obtuse person to get a hint, idea, etc than for an acute (intelligent) person
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by ali_aj

Like an obtuse angle, a FOOL's mouth will be always wide open(speaking uselessly)
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by jobin_mathew

obtuse-I still remember my childhood time when i was unable to answer the value of the obtuse angle because i was mentally dull
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by santosh pokhrel

obviate

Short Definition : make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need

Definition
(verb) do away with
Synonyms : eliminate , rid of

Definition
(verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
Example Sentence
  • Let's avoid a confrontation
  • head off a confrontation
  • avert a strike

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obviate

obviate - viate sounds like deviate, deviate yourself from studying(happen something)....
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by bhavanasrini

ob+viate .. viate can be rhymed with void.. and making void means removing something.. hence getting rid of..
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by muffisoni

if it is obvious you can obviate it easily (you can prevent it), obvious and obviate sound similar
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by lamardebater

obviate = ob-'prevent' + viate 'via [=way]' prevent the way ~ we don't go that way
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by pateheo

OBVIously i ATE poison bcoz i wanted to GET RID OF my life..!!!!!!............:D
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by verbal800

Obviate : A-void-it
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by gardenforhealth

Relate it with "obvious"...
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by vidz

ob = obese ate = eat obese person avoids to eat
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by saurabhkumar87

ob+viate(sounds like violate) which means get rid off something.
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by prithvikalakota

obviate sounds like obliviate spell in harry potter which is used to remove the memory of someone so get rid of
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by parthrsingh

ob+vi+ate--- if we are OBese(fat) then VI(we) should be OB(against) ATE(eating), i.e., we should PREVENT AND AVOID eating too much
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by nikhilparasher

obviate=obvious+ate a necessary thing is obvious and to eat it makes it unnecessary
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by sharpspecial007

obviate sounds like ob (ab - now ) violate thus avoid
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by uday106

Dont go to iOB bank it is not safe for money transfer avoid it.
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by sansecretcp

OOhhh..Deviate ..and prevent it from happening
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by VICKYPAWAN11

Occident

Short Definition : the West

Definition
(noun) the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
Synonyms : west

Definition
(noun) the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for Occident

lets just assume that there are better cars on the roads in the west... hence they have more accidents taking place.. occident rhymes with accident..
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by muffisoni

it was by "accident" that Americas were "discovered"
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by namaskar

The OC's show on star world > The west
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by avinav

America with better road so lesser Accident in Occident..(place a ryme)
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by yasha

an oxidant is very reactive and vigorous... consider the western nations of north america & south america like that for the world... except that they are occident!
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by adyaener

For all those who like metal music: Break it as Occi+dent = Ossy (Osbourne) + Dentist. He is in west.. \m/
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by dashingncool

occident-the west orient -the east
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by twinkle

ox + accidents : in west there are lot of ranches in those oxen are kept. So we hear about a lot of accidents about ox in west.
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by divine_sword

occlude

Short Definition : shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.

Definition
(verb) block passage through
Synonyms : block , close up , impede , jam , obstruct , obturate
Example Sentence
  • obstruct the path

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for occlude

when you include someone they are welcome and the gates are always open but when you OCCLUDE(rhymes with EXCLUDE), they are unwelcome and hence the gates are SHUT or CLOSED on them.
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by imajeeth

Occlude - sounds like conclude. Means close or shut something...
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by nascent

Harry Potter fans may remember occlumency which is the subject that helps to close one's mind.
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by deepukurien

clude originates from claudere.. which means close..
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by muffisoni

occlude which is opposite of include.
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by prithvikalakota

exclude the forms bcoz we r colsed
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by harshrocketvora

Make a chain like this Include::Exclude::Occlude
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by misc

you conclude when you occlude - shut or close something
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by sunnynero

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