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Short Definition : act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive

(noun) a feeling of righteous anger
Synonyms : indignation
(noun) a wantonly cruel act Definition
(noun) a disgraceful event
Synonyms : scandal
(noun) the act of scandalizing Definition
(verb) strike with disgust or revulsion
Example Sentence
  • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
(verb) violate the sacred character of a place or language
Example Sentence
  • desecrate a cemetery
  • violate the sanctity of the church
  • profane the name of God
(verb) force (someone) to have sex against their will
Example Sentence
  • The woman was raped on her way home at night


Short Definition : fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston

(noun) outlying areas (as of a city or town)
Example Sentence
  • they lived on the outskirts of Houston
  • they mingled in the outskirts of the crowd


Short Definition : candid; blunt

(adj) given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
Synonyms : vocal
Example Sentence
  • outspoken in their opposition to segregation
  • a vocal assembly
(adj) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
Example Sentence
  • blunt talking and straight shooting
  • a blunt New England farmer
  • I gave them my candid opinion
  • forthright criticism
  • a forthright approach to the problem
  • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
  • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
  • plainspoken and to the point
  • a point-blank accusation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for outspoken

Out(too much)+spoken, Generally blunt people talk too much and do not know where to stop(out).


Short Definition : outrun; surpass; outdo

(verb) be or do something to a greater degree
Example Sentence
  • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
  • She outdoes all other athletes
  • This exceeds all my expectations
  • This car outperforms all others in its class
(verb) go far ahead of
Synonyms : distance outdistance
Example Sentence
  • He outdistanced the other runners
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for outstrip

getting stripped in a colloquial language means being insulted, which is also felt if ur defeated or outdone.. hence try relating outstrip it..

out+strip...consider a rubber strip,if u strech out the rubber strip with some force it extends a lot

Demands for trips and outings outstrips in summer.

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strip outside -be or do something to a greater degree


Short Definition : outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly

(verb) beat through cleverness and wit
Example Sentence
  • I beat the traffic
  • She outfoxed her competitors
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for outwit

out + wit [wisdom] => over smart or outsmart.

outwit = out + wit;make out the witness by deceit.

outwit- cleverly made witty remark but they found his intention


Short Definition : enthusiastic applause

(noun) enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
Synonyms : standing ovation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ovation

whn crickter gng to pavilion we give standing ovation means sending him with claps

ovation sounds like occation, u never forget the occation at which u get ovation.

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