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Short Definition : change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas

(verb) become bony
Example Sentence
  • The tissue ossified
(verb) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
Synonyms : petrify rigidify
Example Sentence
  • rigidify the training schedule
  • ossified teaching methods
  • slogans petrify our thinking
(verb) cause to become hard and bony
Example Sentence
  • The disease ossified the tissue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ossify

remember it with "fossil"--bodies become hard fossils(bones)

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

concentrate on "oss". its similar to "ooze" to freeze .something becomes hard or fixed

aussie chicks give me boner

sound like Aussie..made of bones

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The oosse are harden like bones

oss-stress it!!ox which is hard


Short Definition : apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition

(adj) appearing as such but not necessarily so
Synonyms : apparent seeming
Example Sentence
  • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
  • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
  • the ostensible truth of their theories
  • his seeming honesty
(adj) represented or appearing as such; pretended
Synonyms : ostensive
Example Sentence
  • His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ostensible

People are "tense" when they appear to be something they're not.

O.S(operating system i.e cpu) TEN....ten operating systems...government offices have ten operating systems but none of them is working...hence all of them are ostensible...

OopS i'm not TENSed, (i am pretending)

os+TENS+IBLE..FOCUS ON TENS..TENSE..well delievring your speech in assembly you appered tensed to me.

"Stencil"- the outline of something is what is apparent, seeming, professed

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os+TEN+sible = apparent TENdency.. not the actual reason..

ohhh you are looking tensed but i know you are not actually tensed

ostensible = pronunce it like off + tense + able. that is a person who using wrong tense while speaking ( off + tense = wrong tense) never admits his mistakes and acts like he is fluent . os(off) TENSE ible

os(ofcourse+tensible) hope it works out :-)

computer can support ten OS may be sensible(osten sible) but cannot be true.

Os in hindi is drops of water. You see reflection in water is apparent and seeming. pretended.not real value or face

as + tensible >>> the material luks tensible but actually its not.. its just APPEARING to be tensible...

tendere-> to stretch,Bada chada ke dikhana.Similar word ,ostentatious, added


Short Definition : showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display

(adj) intended to attract notice and impress others
Synonyms : pretentious
Example Sentence
  • an ostentatious sable coat
(adj) (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
Synonyms : pretentious
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ostentatious

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oSTENTATIOUS....read it as Stuntatious....Stunts...you perform stunts to attract attention, showy.

sounds like Austin(stone cold steve austin) wwe wrestler .. they always pretend and speak crap to grab attention..

Nothing is as ostentatious as OSTRICH feathers in your hat.

osTENTATIOUS.. can be rhymed with TEMPTATION.. so trying to induce temptation and attracting ppl..

Girl in the "tent" was trying to attract(lure)so we were note able to work...

USNE TEN TATTI KIA to attract attention of NURSES

ostrich shape tent attractive, showy - ostentatious

Take ours attention


Short Definition : banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism

(verb) expel from a community or group Definition
(verb) avoid speaking to or dealing with
Synonyms : ostracise
Example Sentence
  • Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ostracize

ostRACISM .. racism leads to groupism and excluding a group from the public is to OSTRACIZE.

He was ostracize because he was OSTRich sIZed

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Ostracism or ostracize: Remembered as "OYE EXTRA SIZE" if you become overweight or over size people will exclude/ban you..

Ostrecize = Oz. (for australia) + Criticized ( for sledging, aggresion on field etc) = Isolated or seperated ,Avoided by all Regards, Maddy

ostracize: phonetically similar to austere life, austere : stern life, not ornated , simple; which happens when you are banished from public favor.

ost (oust) + racize (race) = oust a race, therefore, social exclusion or ban.

IMAGINE this--in LKG ramu was Osterized by the other students as they heard that he ate octopus daily(thinking he is wierd)

cize sounds like siege means to ban

Ostracized = os (operating system) + tra + cize(size); The operating system has been seize from the list i.e the list is make short.

I am ostrich size so my friends avoid speaking to or dealing with


Short Definition : expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting

(verb) remove from a position or office
Example Sentence
  • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds
(verb) remove and replace
Example Sentence
  • The word processor has ousted the typewriter
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Short Definition : one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.

(noun) a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Synonyms : castaway ishmael pariah
(adj) excluded from a society
Synonyms : friendless
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for outcast

imagine shudras they are (out)out of (cast)caste system!!..nobody like to cast them any where

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