This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
opelascent > opel astra and accent cars when brand new.. shine! are lustrous!
consider Opposite of pale(dull,cheerless) is colorful, lustrous
o+pale+scent--- pale(lacking luster or color), if we spray SCENT(perfume) of something PALE, it will shing and will have luster
opalescent -> opel astra car comes in different rainbow color
remember song from lagaan opalanhare means krishna who is very shiny nd kri=iri=iridescent
Short Definition : dark; not transparent; N. opacity
OP(opposite) and AQUE(aqua)-- opposite of water -- means not transparent.
Just think of an opal, which is a stone that isn't clear or lucid
Short Definition : medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
OPIATE = OPI (OPIUM) + ATE (TO EAT). Therefore, as you ATE the medicine with OPIUM in it, you are feeling drowsy (sleepy).
Pia sounds like Piya(drink) in hindi..kya piya?? Davai piya...i.e Medicine that makes u sleep..
Over PIA(drank) + ATE(eat)...so guess what happens next...!!!
operate surgery will give medicine to deadpain and deep sleep
Short Definition : timely; well-chosen
all one wishes for is OPPORTUNITIES at the OPPORTUNE time...!!!
At an opportune time, I got the opportunity
Short Definition : individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
An OPPORTUNIST is a person who takes GOOD ADVANTAGE of an available OPPORTUNITY.
When the right opportunity comes, the OPPORTUNIST forgets his principles and takes the opportunity.
Short Definition : infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
oppROBrium..stress on rob..if u rob something ull be dishonoured
'opprobrium' sounds similar to 'oppressed i am', thus dishonoured
Sounds similar to "approbation," which is an expression of praise. Opprobrium is the opposite: Disgrace, contempt, scorn.
Split word like this OPP_ROB_RIUM : if u ROB OPIUM then u will be criticized
opprobrium = 'Oprah' disgraced' Brian' in the show :)
op+prob+rium....opprobrium for problem maker
Opium + Probe + Rob = Defame
Opprobrium:Opp(Opposite)+Rob(Robbery),Just Imagine u had ROBbed urs neighbors house which which is Opposite to urs House,so ur going to face great disgrace(of arising from shameful conduct) form ur neighbours who r very close to u
opprobrium: Opium+ Pro a pro who uses opium(drug) should feel ashamed of himself/herself==> public disgrace or reproach
Think "Opt to be Probed in my Rium" which just sounds disgraceful and like I would hate it.
split opprobrium as op+probe+xxx probe means to sensors on sea ground,that touch the ground to analyse. So probe menas to touch and approve. Op+probe is not to touch because u dont like it. vilify,infamy.