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Short Definition : stupid awkward person; CF. elf

(noun) an awkward stupid person
Synonyms : clod , gawk , goon , lout , lubber , lummox , lump , stumblebum

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oaf

oaf...sounds like uff..and when you see a ugly awkward say..uff ufff..uff kyo mil gaya ye!!1
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by preetisoni2411

An OAF is like a LOAFER (Hindi) an awkward person.
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by pushpa_edit

wolf (oaf)- awkward and stupid person
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by sansecretcp

old fart
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by usairforce1985

oaf - like a bread loaf- stupid and dud
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by vicky0812

oak..he is so stupid; he is spelling oak wrong
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by akanksha.sahu


Short Definition : solemn promise; blasphemous use of sacred words to express strong feelings; swear-word; Ex. ``For Christ's sake''

(noun) profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
Example Sentence
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(noun) a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
Synonyms : swearing

(noun) a solemn promise, usually invoking a divine witness, regarding your future acts or behavior
Example Sentence
  • they took an oath of allegiance

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oath

Oath - Truth somewhat rhyming...
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by harshad.kale

Oath = O at hall of ceremony.
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by shaktipada


Short Definition : crushed oats used for making porridge

(noun) porridge made of rolled oats
Synonyms : burgoo

(noun) meal made from rolled or ground oats
Synonyms : rolled oats

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oatmeal

Pori Edge lo kurchoni Oatmeal tinipistundi
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by Phanik12312


Short Definition : stubborn; refusing to change one's belief

(adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
Synonyms : cussed , obstinate , unrepentant

(adj) showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
Synonyms : flint , flinty , granitic , stony
Example Sentence
  • his flinty gaze
  • the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obdurate

OB+DURA(RELATE IT TO WORD DURABILITY)..SO anything which has durability..has the resisting power, and something which can resist, is stubborn.
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by preetisoni2411

OB+DU+RATE realate it as AB(OB) RATE DoUble ho gaya,and the seller was very STUBBORN about that
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by imajeeth

durate -duration There will be a period(duration) in everyone's life when we will be very obdurate(i.e, stubborn )..
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by jothivarman

Think "obstinate" which is stubborn
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by Yank

Obdurate - Try reading as "Odd - along - duration" :Means stubborn
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by bugmenot

ob = negative durate = through out duration of life
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by ksubbian

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by ragU

OBstinate DURATion = stubborn over time, persistently stubborn
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by Charles Mann

finance people stubborn to collect the due rate
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by sansecretcp

A person who is OBDURATE is both OBtuse and DURAble.
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by Lukas

Obdurate means stubborn or 'harden'. See 'duro' in durability. Also the spell Hermione used to harden the tapestry is 'duro'!
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by Vocatone

O.B is a tampon brand. So split ob + durability= Ob will absorb all the long durable
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by dudadudi

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by sahith


Short Definition : bow (to show respect and obedience)

(noun) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
Synonyms : bow , bowing

(noun) the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
Synonyms : obedience

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obeisance

divide this word...into .....obei which sounds like obey and+sance which sounds like saints.....and when we obey saints we show them respect.
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by preetisoni2411

obeisance rhymes with obey(obedient) obedient sons alwaya RESPECT their elders
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by imajeeth

OBEISANCE sounds similar to OBESE+HENCE,so im obese and hence i have no way but to BOW in front of others
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by imajeeth

On the lines of preetisoni: remember OBEY-STANCE (position) - the position of Obeying is BOWING!
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by drquadros54

nuns show obedience to the priest
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by sansecretcp

OBEISANCE sounds like obedience i.e means respect.
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by shaktipada


Short Definition : tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid

(noun) a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
(noun) a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
Synonyms : dagger

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obelisk

the character Obelix from Asterix and Obelix carried a huge stone obelisk
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by kmr.akhil

oblisk sound like oblique (slanted).... here faces are kept oblique so tht at top tapering ll happen...something like pyramid...
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by rahulbest

tall structure near white house is an obelisk..
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by namaskar

oblique+sky,oblique sides facing the sky ,hope it helps
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by Dhavalmaster

obelisk - o bell is narrow or tapering end at top.
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by sansecretcp

Do google image search for this word. you will never forget it.
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by skyfall

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