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overwhelm

Short Definition : (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief

Definition
(verb) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli Definition
(verb) charge someone with too many tasks
Synonyms : deluge flood out
Definition
(verb) cover completely or make imperceptible
Synonyms : drown submerge
Example Sentence
  • I was drowned in work
  • The noise drowned out her speech
Definition
(verb) overcome by superior force
Synonyms : overmaster overpower
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overwhelm

over whim powder cover completely with bubles

overwrought

Short Definition : nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done

Definition
(adj) deeply agitated especially from emotion
Synonyms : distraught
Example Sentence
  • distraught with grief
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for overwrought

over+wrought => remember wrought iron. Which has become so due to agitation and hysterisis.

sounds like OVER HOT

wrought sounds lik drought...during drought people run mad behind food...they are in a state of agitation

wrought means worked.. or donr something.. hence overwrought = overworked.. and worked up ppl tend to get irritated and agitated..

over wrote(wrought)in exam in last 5 min - excited or nervous

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Amitabh was overwrought when someone wrote “Mera Baap chor hai” on his hand.

ovoid

Short Definition : egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate

Definition
(noun) an egg-shaped object Definition
(adj) rounded like an egg
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ovoid

This can be related to void that is empty and hence zero. OVOID can then be related to an egg shaped zero.

Oval void or relating to shape of an egg

think of ovary.. the egg of the female.

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