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    athwart - Dictionary definition and meaning for word athwart

    (adv) at right angles to the center line of a ship Definition
    (adv) at an oblique angle
    Synonyms : aslant , obliquely
    Example Sentence
    • the sun shone aslant into his face
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for athwart

THWART and ATHWART have the same meaning...TH(throw)+WARt....when you throw(Do suddenly) war with someone, you obviously OPPOSE him.....

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athwart ~at war~imagine a person at war ,when a person fires he shouts an oblique angle looking at his protractor and the projectile land on the person who fired it!!

athwart = at + he + war + t;

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