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    obloquy

    obloquy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word obloquy

    Definition
    (noun) state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
    Synonyms : opprobrium
    Definition
    (noun) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obloquy

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etymologically OB-'against' and LOQUY-'talk'. Therefore OBLOQUY means to TALK AGAINST SOMEONE,i.e. SLANDER

THE WORD SOUNDs LIKE IN HINDI WEN WE DO A WRONG THING AND THEN THINK AND SAY"ab loki[people] kya kahenge"

break its pronunciation as..."wo+blow+ki"= agar load shedding ho to jo candle blow kar de...she grings disgrace and infamy upon herself.

ALL BLOCK WE

o blue guy(obloquy) blue cross will save animals but misinterpreted to find fault on others

well divide it as "a" " blow" "thee" which means a blow to something i.e infamy

think of it as making an oblique (sideways) reference to someone, or slandering

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