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oaf

Short Definition : stupid awkward person; CF. elf

Definition
(noun) an awkward stupid person
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oaf

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

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

wolf (oaf)- awkward and stupid person

old fart

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oaf - like a bread loaf- stupid and dud

oak..he is so stupid; he is spelling oak wrong

oath

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

Definition
(noun) profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
Example Sentence
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Definition
(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
Definition
(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...

Oath = O at hall of ceremony.

oatmeal

Short Definition : crushed oats used for making porridge

Definition
(noun) porridge made of rolled oats
Synonyms : burgoo
Definition
(noun) meal made from rolled or ground oats
Synonyms : rolled oats
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oatmeal

Pori Edge lo kurchoni Oatmeal tinipistundi

obdurate

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

Definition
(adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing Definition
(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.

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

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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Think "obstinate" which is stubborn

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

ob = negative durate = through out duration of life

OBDURATE...CONSIDER DURATE, MEANS DUREX BED,IT IS VERRYY SOFT AND COMFORTABLE AND OBDURATE MEANS HARD...

OBstinate DURATion = stubborn over time, persistently stubborn

finance people stubborn to collect the due rate

A person who is OBDURATE is both OBtuse and DURAble.

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

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

obdurate

obeisance

Short Definition : bow (to show respect and obedience)

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

obeisance rhymes with obey(obedient) sons...so obedient sons alwaya RESPECT their elders

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

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

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nuns show obedience to the priest

OBEISANCE sounds like obedience i.e means respect.

obelisk

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

Definition
(noun) a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top Definition
(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

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

tall structure near white house is an obelisk..

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

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

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