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ornate

Short Definition : excessively or elaborately decorated

Definition
(adj) marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
Synonyms : flowery
Example Sentence
  • a flowery speech
  • ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ornate

sounds like ORNAmenTe ..when many ornaments are used, the thing is ornated.

ornithologist

Short Definition : scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds

Definition
(noun) a zoologist who studies birds
Synonyms : bird watcher
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ornithologist

orni+logist... so orni sounds like morni(peacock in english) n thologist who studies, therefore person who studies birds

ANOTHER WEAK mnemonic..i hope it helps.. the word can be split into or + nit (net=nest) - represents birds + logist (someone who studies)

ORnithologist: this is kind of weak mnemonic but since there is nothing else so i am suggesting this one; OR rhymes is PAR (feathers of bird) and the words ending with 'logist' denotes that somebody studies it!

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studying of birds crow thin thol(skin in tamil)

orthodox

Short Definition : traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine

Definition
(adj) of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism
Synonyms : jewish-orthodox
Example Sentence
  • Orthodox Judaism
Definition
(adj) adhering to what is commonly accepted
Example Sentence
  • an orthodox view of the world
Definition
(adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for orthodox

Orthodox sounds like Orthodontist which helps makes your teeth straight or right, which is commonly accepted to have straight teeth.

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earth odor

orthography

Short Definition : correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics

Definition
(noun) a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
Synonyms : writing system
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for orthography

etymologically ortho means 'to correct' and graphy means 'writing'. Therefore orthography means to correct the writings ,in other words TO CORRECT SPELLINGS.

ortho(ARTH in hindi) + graphy (writing)--> so orthograpy is writing meaning(of sounds).

ORTHO- = correct. -GRAPHY = method of writing.

remember in geography its difficult to draw maps. so geography can never go wrong unless ur wrong. its fixed one. so orthography is similar to it.

orthography- straight the bones of written language using graph

oscillate

Short Definition : vibrate pendulumlike; waver

Definition
(verb) be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
Synonyms : hover vacillate vibrate
Example Sentence
  • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
Definition
(verb) move or swing from side to side regularly
Synonyms : vibrate
Example Sentence
  • the needle on the meter was oscillating
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oscillate

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we always oscillate who will be the winner of next Oscar prize

osseous

Short Definition : made of bone; bony

Definition
(adj) composed of or containing bone
Synonyms : bony osteal
Example Sentence
  • osseous tissue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for osseous

root word is OS-OS in a system is back bone of any computer. so its a bone

root word is os means "bone" and in sanskrit it's "asthi"

aussie chicks give me a boner

bones are the oosse inside ous

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sound like Aussie..made of bones

aussies are very strong and hard like bone

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