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olfactory

Short Definition : concerning the sense of smell

Definition
(adj) of or relating to olfaction
Synonyms : olfactive

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for olfactory

ol(oil)+factory...so people are CONCERNED ABOUT THE SMELL THAT COMES FROM THE OIL FACTORY.
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by preetisoni2411

oligarchy

Short Definition : government by a privileged few

Definition
(noun) a political system governed by a few people
Example Sentence
  • one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy
  • the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oligarchy

oligo basically means a few people.. as used in oligopoly..
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by muffisoni

In line with Anarchy Monarchy and Oligoarchy (Oligo means few), matriarchy(run by a women) and patriarchy(run by a man)
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by bugmenot

like anarchy...run by few people
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by SHAKAL

Because an oligarchy is usually corrupt and operates in the dark, we could say it was OILY-DARKLY
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by Jackery

it sounds like ONLY archy...means only e few...!!!
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by sravan1411

Kraft food makes olios(cookies) which are so popular, the cookie family was elected to rule canada.
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by menon_ranjit

oligo = 0 log = 0 people or a few
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by friendofafriend

monarchy and oligarchy,archy is common in same so easy to remember.
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by gdabli

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by gdabli

oligarchy - oli(lean in tamil) will control small group.
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by sansecretcp

ominous

Short Definition : threatening; of an evil omen

Definition
(adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
Example Sentence
  • a baleful look
  • forbidding thunderclouds
  • his tone became menacing
  • ominous rumblings of discontent
  • sinister storm clouds
  • a sinister smile
  • his threatening behavior
  • ugly black clouds
  • the situation became ugly

Definition
(adj) presaging ill fortune
Synonyms : ill , inauspicious
Example Sentence
  • ill omens
  • ill predictions
  • my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven
  • a dead and ominous silence prevailed
  • a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ominous

maruti OMNI.....it is a threating car usually used by kidnappers.
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by harsha999

"omen+ious", Remember the movie "omen" the horror movie
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by dgsenthilkumar

ominous..oh+minus(-)..oh god everything negative..something bad is going to occur..its threatening
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by amarendar

Think O(all)+Minous(minus)=everything is being minus,,,its dangerous!!
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by nusrat abedin

Ominous feeling that he will score in minus
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by bugmenot

omni bus will make ous unpleasant in travel and feel bad about road accidents.
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by sansecretcp

"Ominous" slightly rhymes with "menace". Both have the same meaning: "threatening"
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by raushaniitd

omnipotent

Short Definition : all-powerful; having unlimited power

Definition
(adj) having unlimited power
Synonyms : all-powerful , almighty

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for omnipotent

OMNI (means all) + POTENT (powerful) = ALL POWERFUL
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by findktk

omnipotent - omni buses are powerful and potential.
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by sansecretcp

it may seems absurd but still.........One who is impotent has no power and one Potent have power
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by coolgoose85

God is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient ie. god is present everywhere, has all the powers and knows everything about everyone...
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by RajeshBorkar

omnipresent

Short Definition : universally present; ubiquitous

Definition
(adj) being present everywhere at once
Synonyms : ubiquitous

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for omnipresent

maruti omni car is used by malority of indians..
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by balaji_pb3

omni buses are universally present
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by sansecretcp

"Om"+ "present".....so OM(lord SHIVJI) present everywhere at once
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by er.amit.1jan

"OM+ANCIENT"...everybody knows "OM" from the ancient times
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by er.amit.1jan

"Om"+ "present".....so OM(lord SHIVJI) present everywhere at once
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by er.amit.1jan

omniscient

Short Definition : all-knowing

Definition
(adj) infinitely wise
Synonyms : all-knowing

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for omniscient

omniscient sounds like omni + scientist so a scientist knows about all the things .
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by ghuchu01

omniscient sounds like omni + scient (saint) so a saint knows about all the things that are happening.
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by bhavanasrini

"OM+ANCIENT"...everybody knows "OM" from the ancient times
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by er.amit.1jan

"OM+ANCIENT"...everybody knows "OM" from the ancient times
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by er.amit.1jan

God is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient ie. god is present everywhere, has all the powers and knows everything about everyone...
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by RajeshBorkar

Omniscient = "Omnis" (meaning all as in Omnipresent)+ "Scient" (meaning knowledge as in science). So, the meaning of "Omniscient" is: knowing all
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by raushaniitd

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