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odorous

Short Definition : having an odor

Definition
(adj) having odor or a characteristic odor
Example Sentence
  • odorous jasmine flowers
  • odorous garbage
  • fresh odorous bread

Definition
(adj) emitting an odor
Synonyms : odoriferous
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

odyssey

Short Definition : long, eventful, adventurous journey

Definition
(noun) a long wandering and eventful journey
Definition
(noun) a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for odyssey

ODD+SEA....you have decided to travel all seas with odd plannig...hence odyssey is a long journey
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by nileshdive

sounds like oddisy(a kind of dance)..so seeing and practicing a oddisy dance..is an eventful. thing to do..
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by preetisoni2411

ODYSSEY Remember Micheal Hussey he plays 4 a long time n frustrates opp team....!!
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by crazylooks

lets go to orissa
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by friendofafriend

Remember Deccan Odyssey...luxurious train in india..!!
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by bugmenot

ODDY CAR!!!
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by RohiniSree

relate in with embasy.....embassy are are in different countries to get your grievance solved (its a long journey when u travel poutside your country and it is evntful when u visit the embassy)
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by elixir

other+ sea: if u have to go to some othr sea, its going to be a long and eventful journey
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by aditibehl

offensive

Short Definition : attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense

Definition
(noun) the action of attacking an enemy
Synonyms : offence , offense

Definition
(adj) violating or tending to violate or offend against
Synonyms : violative
Example Sentence
  • violative of the principles of liberty
  • considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity

Definition
(adj) for the purpose of attack rather than defense
Example Sentence
  • offensive weapons

Definition
(adj) causing anger or annoyance
Example Sentence
  • offensive remarks

Definition
(adj) morally offensive
Synonyms : unsavory , unsavoury
Example Sentence
  • an unsavory reputation
  • an unsavory scandal

Definition
(adj) unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
Example Sentence
  • offensive odors

Definition
(adj) substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one
Synonyms : dysphemistic
Example Sentence
  • `nigger' is a dysphemistic term for `African-American'

Definition
(adj) causing or able to cause nausea
Example Sentence
  • a nauseating smell
  • nauseous offal
  • a sickening stench

offhand

Short Definition : casual; done without prior thought or preparation

Definition
(adj) with little or no preparation or forethought
Example Sentence
  • his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
  • an extemporaneous piano recital
  • an extemporary lecture
  • an extempore skit
  • an impromptu speech
  • offhand excuses
  • trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
  • an off-the-cuff toast
  • a few unrehearsed comments

Definition
(adj) casually thoughtless or inconsiderate
Synonyms : offhanded
Example Sentence
  • an offhand manner
  • she treated most men with offhand contempt

Definition
(adv) without previous thought or preparation
Synonyms : offhanded , offhandedly
Example Sentence
  • couldn't give the figures offhand
  • we decided offhand to go to Canada
  • she had made these remarks offhandedly

Definition
(adv) in a casually inconsiderate manner
Synonyms : offhanded , offhandedly
Example Sentence
  • replied offhand, his mind a million miles away
  • she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for offhand

offhand - hands on means experience, you have prepared for that , so off hands means something without preparation
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by bhavanasrini

offhand = off + hand = Not take in hand ( work ) = unimportant work = casual work
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by rajpt_007

i am taking my hand off from this.means i am not intrested in that
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by gdabli

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by gdabli

officious

Short Definition : meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy

Definition
(adj) intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
Example Sentence
  • an interfering old woman
  • bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself
  • busy about other people's business

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for officious

OFFICIOUS,the first part of the word sounds similar to office. Imagine a government office where people poke their nose in other's affairs, they are INTERFERING.
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by imajeeth

Offi(in offices)+cious(curious).. in offices ppl vl be curious for promotions so they vil be pushy in offering services
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by vickydgr8

excessive eagerness to do OFFicial work of OFFering service or advice..
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by muffisoni

In an office, people are always poking into (meddling with) others affairs, in a irritating manner.
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by passion2win

Imagine a police OFFICER that was so OFFICIOUS on the highway he made a car stop for several hours
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by itspossible

Off-ish in the office = because they're pushy with their services to get a promotion
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by Marise

read off as offering and cious as service so one hu offer his service
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by saravpreet.302

inclined towards making our mood off - OFFIng eaCh and every 1 Of US
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by rkhapare

ogle

Short Definition : look at amorously; make eyes at; Ex. old men ogling young girls

Definition
(verb) look at with amorous intentions
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ogle

O+gle..(girls)..so a man staring or eyeing young girls..
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by preetisoni2411

You can easily ogle wearing Goggle. ;)
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by tushar1411

ogle is similar to eagle..eagle looks for its prey..
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by thanmaya

O GAL YOUR MINE.. O GAL YOUR MINE..TERE ISHQ MEIN HADD SE GUZAR JAO MAIN JHUTH KAHO TOW....REMEMBER THAT SONG?? HOUSEFUL MOVIE ...
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by waheedsid

O what a GirL...!!!
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by sravan1411

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