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obituary

Short Definition : death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.

Definition
(noun) a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
Synonyms : necrology obit
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obituary

ob+to+worry when u see a death notice u worry!!!!

abe churi(bangles)tod dal because you have seen death notice of your husband in newspaper

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ob + it + u + ary ---> of + it + u + worry --> you worry at somebody’s death news.

obituary - o pity u r aunty passed away, I saw in news paper.

objective

Short Definition : not influenced by emotions; fair; N: goal; aim

Definition
(noun) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
Synonyms : aim object target
Example Sentence
  • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
Definition
(noun) the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed Definition
(adj) undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena
Synonyms : nonsubjective
Example Sentence
  • an objective appraisal
  • objective evidence
Definition
(adj) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
Synonyms : accusative
Example Sentence
  • objective case
  • accusative endings
Definition
(adj) emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation
Synonyms : documentary
Example Sentence
  • objective art
Definition
(adj) belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events
Example Sentence
  • objective benefits
  • an objective example
  • there is no objective evidence of anything of the kind
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for objective

u r not influenced by emotions when u need to fulfill ur objective

obligatory

Short Definition : binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate

Definition
(adj) morally or legally constraining or binding
Example Sentence
  • attendance is obligatory
  • an obligatory contribution
Definition
(adj) required by obligation or compulsion or convention
Example Sentence
  • he made all the obligatory apologies
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obligatory

oblige is to bind..thus obligatory follows...

obligatory - o big lid is need compulsory to bind the two gate.

oblique

Short Definition : indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference

Definition
(noun) any grammatical case other than the nominative
Synonyms : oblique case
Definition
(noun) a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso Definition
(adj) slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
Example Sentence
  • the oblique rays of the winter sun
  • acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles
  • the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base
Definition
(adj) indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
Synonyms : devious
Example Sentence
  • used devious means to achieve success
  • gave oblique answers to direct questions
  • oblique political maneuvers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oblique

Oblique - split it like OB(object) lique(sounds as LIKE). So OBject Like, referring something indirectly.

Ur making an oblique reference i.e indirect ref

oblisk sound like oblique (slanted).... here faces are kept oblique so tht at top tapering ll happen...something like pyramid...

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ob + LIque(lets say LIne) ~ line is normally straight this oblique is indirect

jab ghee seedhi ungli se naa nikle to ungli tedhi (oblique) karni padti hai

ob+lique—ob means against—if you dislike someone or OB(against)+ LIQUE(like), you always REFER THEM INDIRECTLY

obliterate

Short Definition : destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village

Definition
(verb) mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
Synonyms : kill wipe out
Example Sentence
  • kill these lines in the President's speech
Definition
(verb) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Synonyms : blot out hide obscure veil
Example Sentence
  • a hidden message
  • a veiled threat
Definition
(verb) remove completely from recognition or memory
Synonyms : efface
Example Sentence
  • efface the memory of the time in the camps
Definition
(verb) do away with completely, without leaving a trace Definition
(adj) reduced to nothingness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obliterate

lets ' all-be-literate ' and destroy illiteracy completely

after destruction things are all over the place and it seems as if the place has been littered.. hence ob+liter+ate

take ob as not...it becomes not literate..means illeterate destroys coz he doesnt know

only LITERATE can OB+LITERATE (destroy)corruption

obLITerate,so concentrate on the word LIT.so when yu have LIT somethin means u have set it to fire,hence it gets DESTROYED COMPLETELY

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obliterate ~litterate ~ something that you make more little - hence you destoy it completely

Ob(Off)+literate = Off literate -> destroy completely

remember movie "war games" where the joshua comp asks everyone to run away because of missile being approached by ripley . then joshua asks them to run away because of OBLITERATION

ob+literate—ob(against) from literate, those against literate can destroy i.e., illiterate people do such acts of destroying

In war, a jet pilot takes aim on his target and blows it to smitherines, and then reports back to headquarter that the OBJECTIVE turned to LITTER. The OBJECTIVE LITTERED.

ob = -ve literate..yesterday i was readin the white tiger. it said illeterate ppl are given the power to choose the govt and this destroys every aspect of society in itself.

obliterate is used in google chrome browser option"obliterate the following" to erase the history if u remember

Obstruct + literacy :means it will automatically destroy

oblivion

Short Definition : obscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness

Definition
(noun) the state of being disregarded or forgotten
Synonyms : limbo
Definition
(noun) total forgetfulness
Synonyms : obliviousness
Example Sentence
  • he sought the great oblivion of sleep
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oblivion

Oblivion= OB+ BLI + VION ="absolute blind vision" of forgetting important things/matters

think of oil livon so when u message your head with livon u forget everything

O+bli-nk+vi(s)ion:- reminds of blink vision,when u forget something it's like blink vision of past.

key live new forgot live things ===ob(against)+live=forgetfulness

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o bad incident leave on (forget completely)

oblivious

Short Definition : inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)

Definition
(adj) (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of
Synonyms : unmindful
Example Sentence
  • oblivious of the mounting pressures for political reform
  • oblivious to the risks she ran
  • not unmindful of the heavy responsibility
Definition
(adj) failing to keep in mind
Synonyms : forgetful
Example Sentence
  • forgetful of her responsibilities
  • oblivious old age
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oblivious

It is obvious to be oblivious when keeping too much info in mind.

somethings are so OBVIOUS that you take them for granted, thus oblivious to it

it is obvious that while writing oblivious we forget l....

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Oblivious can be remembered from "Oblivion" which means something which has been forgotton!

oblibious - bob leave ous forgetful for his marriage.

obviously he was on leave so he is not aware of whats going on

obloquy

Short Definition : slander; disgrace; infamy

Definition
(noun) state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
Synonyms : opprobrium
Definition
(noun) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obloquy

etymologically OB-'against' and LOQUY-'talk'. Therefore OBLOQUY means to TALK AGAINST SOMEONE,i.e. SLANDER

THE WORD SOUNDs LIKE IN HINDI WEN WE DO A WRONG THING AND THEN THINK AND SAY"ab loki[people] kya kahenge"

break its pronunciation as..."wo+blow+ki"= agar load shedding ho to jo candle blow kar de...she grings disgrace and infamy upon herself.

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ALL BLOCK WE

o blue guy(obloquy) blue cross will save animals but misinterpreted to find fault on others

well divide it as "a" " blow" "thee" which means a blow to something i.e infamy

think of it as making an oblique (sideways) reference to someone, or slandering

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