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occult

Short Definition : mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare

Definition
(noun) supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
Synonyms : supernatural
Example Sentence
  • She doesn't believe in the supernatural

Definition
(noun) supernatural practices and techniques
Synonyms : occult arts
Example Sentence
  • he is a student of the occult

Definition
(verb) cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
Synonyms : eclipse
Example Sentence
  • The Sun eclipses the moon today
  • Planets and stars often are occulted by other celestial bodies

Definition
(verb) become concealed or hidden from view or have its light extinguished
Example Sentence
  • The beam of light occults every so often

Definition
(verb) hide from view
Example Sentence
  • The lids were occulting her eyes

Definition
(adj) hidden and difficult to see
Example Sentence
  • an occult fracture
  • occult blood in the stool

Definition
(adj) having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
Synonyms : mysterious , mystic , mystical , orphic , secret
Example Sentence
  • mysterious symbols
  • the mystical style of Blake
  • occult lore
  • the secret learning of the ancients

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for occult

diffiCULT to understand
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by findktk

in slang.. cult means to flick.. or rob.. and the person who cults is always mysterious, secret..
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by muffisoni

The occult is of the supernatural, which is always hard to understand or see.
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by Marise

can be related to CULTs - which believe in strange supernaturals
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by reachacsv

Occult is the past tense of occur, so the ugly things which happens in the longest past is always darken in memory no body favor it to remind.
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by shaktipada

our culture is secret and mysterious.
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by sansecretcp

occult (questions with no result) (occur no result)
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by yasha

oculist

Short Definition : physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes

Definition
(noun) a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
Synonyms : optometrist

Definition
(noun) a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oculist

Oceana is specialized to cure eyes & first in the list.
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by sansecretcp

odds

Short Definition : chances; probability; disagreement; Ex. The odds are that it will rain. Ex. at odds with

Definition
(noun) the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring
Definition
(noun) the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another
Synonyms : betting odds
Example Sentence
  • he offered odds of two to one

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for odds

find the odds bet 1 to 10 - chances, probability.
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by sansecretcp

odious

Short Definition : arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile

Definition
(adj) unequivocally detestable
Example Sentence
  • abominable treatment of prisoners
  • detestable vices
  • execrable crimes
  • consequences odious to those you govern

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for odious

hate people with bad odour(odious) and high audio(odious)
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by yasha

the word reminds us of ODOUR, when we get bad odour from someone ...we tend to DISLIKE or DEVELOP AN AVERSION for that person..
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by kvsharat

originally it is taken from latin word odisse means to HATE....ODIOUS MEANS something detestable, hatful...abhorrent
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by preetisoni2411

remember garfield and odi...?? garfield HATES odi. so anything with the prefix odi+ is detestable
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by jahnavi89

ODI+oUS ....ODI MATCHES.afterTHE test match in aus...BUCKNER IS-the most HATED umpire among indians...so we dont want to see him DOING UMPIRING IN ODI matches ..so a strong feeling of HATRED against BUCKNER in US.
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by preetisoni2411

after the arrival of T-20...everybody hated ODI now...!!!
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by sravan1411

Kannada: Odi => Run ... U run away from what u hate!.
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by Abhinandan_217

ODIOUS rhymes with adieu(which means goodbye)..Everyone loves "hellos" and everyone hates "goodbyes"...so odious=hateful
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by joeytrib

odious -> odi( ran in tamil) ous(lovers) are arousing strong dislike; hateful by parents
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by sansecretcp

odi-us is like odor-us because-you-stink!
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by Yank

You hate(odious) to do 'odd' jobs.
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by coolme

odium

Short Definition : detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)

Definition
(noun) state of disgrace resulting from detestable behavior
Definition
(noun) hate coupled with disgust
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for odium

ODIUM rhymes with PODIUM. Podium means stage and I have a stage fear and therefore I detest going on the stage.
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by imajeeth

odium sounds very close to podium(a stage type of thing)-well standing on podium when politician delivers speech against their opponents ..it fills us with odium.
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by preetisoni2411

if we take "opium" people will hate us and look at us with disgust
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by khushi5

od+i+u +(m)...i dislike you as you as your thoughts are very odd.
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by Administrator

we say "odi-yamma" in hatred...!!!
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by sravan1411

odium sounds lyk odion theatre in hyderabd...afta the bomb blast in dat theatre its reputation has been lost hence disrepute
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by srikanth_027

Odium, sounds like "Odu". In tamil language "Odu" means "Run". So we run away from things we detest
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by Jagadesh Rao

odi( ran in tamil) um(lovers) are arousing strong dislike; hateful by parents
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by sansecretcp

bad odor from a person will make u hate him and be disgusted by the smell
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by namaskar

odoriferous

Short Definition : giving off an odor

Definition
(adj) morally offensive
Example Sentence
  • odoriferous legislation

Definition
(adj) emitting an odor
Synonyms : odorous
Example Sentence
  • odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack

Definition
(adj) having a natural fragrance
Example Sentence
  • odoriferous spices
  • the odorous air of the orchard
  • the perfumed air of June
  • scented flowers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for odoriferous

2 meanings: 1. odori relates to odour/smell. 2. ferous related to ferocious and hence offensive
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by namaskar

odoriferous-odor+ferous;root word fer means to carry;so odoriferous means carrying odor
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by mdhineshm

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