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obnoxious

Short Definition : offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell

Definition
(adj) causing disapproval or protest
Synonyms : objectionable
Example Sentence
  • a vulgar and objectionable person
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obnoxious

Hayden recently said Bhajji an 'obnoxious weed' pertaining to the event of him calling symonds a monkey.

ob(viously)+noxiousi.e offensive

ab aur nahi .. i will protest

"noxious" means physical/mental injury. So Obnoxios means aao-injury which is not approvable.

AGAIN THE ROOT NOX ...means harm...so some gases are very harmful/ or a person who is offensive can be HARMFUL to us.

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if asked again will knock us.(offensive disagree)

noxious means harmful....so noxious talks r always offensive

abe no oxigen(obnoxious) h sas kaise lega jo hmare liye hanikark h

ob-NOX-ious NOX are harmful gases which causes pollution of environment so emission of these gases should be objected

obscure

Short Definition : dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning

Definition
(verb) make less visible or unclear
Example Sentence
  • The stars are obscured by the clouds
  • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
Definition
(verb) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
Synonyms : blur confuse obnubilate
Example Sentence
  • Her remarks confused the debate
  • Their words obnubilate their intentions
Definition
(verb) make obscure or unclear
Synonyms : bedim overcloud
Example Sentence
  • The distinction was obscured
Definition
(verb) reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa Definition
(verb) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Example Sentence
  • a hidden message
  • a veiled threat
Definition
(adj) not clearly understood or expressed
Synonyms : vague
Example Sentence
  • an obscure turn of phrase
  • an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit
  • their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear
  • vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science
Definition
(adj) marked by difficulty of style or expression
Synonyms : dark
Example Sentence
  • much that was dark is now quite clear to me
  • those who do not appreciate Kafka's work say his style is obscure
Definition
(adj) difficult to find
Synonyms : hidden
Example Sentence
  • hidden valleys
  • a hidden cave
  • an obscure retreat
Definition
(adj) not famous or acclaimed
Synonyms : unknown unsung
Example Sentence
  • an obscure family
  • unsung heroes of the war
Definition
(adj) not drawing attention
Synonyms : unnoticeable
Example Sentence
  • an unnoticeable cigarette burn on the carpet
  • an obscure flaw
Definition
(adj) remote and separate physically or socially
Synonyms : apart isolated
Example Sentence
  • existed over the centuries as a world apart
  • preserved because they inhabited a place apart
  • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
  • an obscure village
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obscure

OBSCURE= OBSession + CURE == Many psychiatrists believe that Obsession's cure is still UNKNOWN / UNCLEAR...

obscure = not secure

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obs sounds like boobs -in the movie cure boobs are shown in a hazy manner not clear

OBesity CURE is not known to many people!!!yaaron wat all u tried:)

all the mnemonics listed here are obscure

o is there cure - unclear, vague,not well known

Suppose you are standing on 20th floor of a tall building and inadvertently a stone fells from there. (Your reaction will sounds like Ob....)Its image will become bleak or hazy after dropping a few floors.

obsequious

Short Definition : slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic

Definition
(adj) attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery Definition
(adj) attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
Example Sentence
  • obsequious shop assistants
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsequious

or obse(ssed)-Qui( yes in frech)-ous=always obsessed with saying yes to it all

ob + SEQUI + ous .. sequi means sequence where one thing "follows" the other.. and servants follow what their masters say..

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seq = Suck, uio = Your, us = Ass. He sucks your ass, therefore he's obsequious.

Think "seek" because when you seek something you show attentiveness to find it.

sounds like AP+SEEK+QUOUS.......when you seek help,you are attentive and your manner is servile

ob ( to) sequi ( to follow) and ous ( full of) so obsequious is full of following after

in hindi 'oab seakh ese' If u wanna learn anything u shoult be attentive

Sounds like obedient. obsequious obedient servants

obsequious - obey sequence of work in office(obedience, dutiful).

OBSESSION: The domination of one's thought; OBSEQUIOUS: The domination of one's respect (over-respect)

ab(ob)se qosis karunga aisa bol ke chaplusi karte ho father se ye obsequious hai.

ob+serious = not really serious

Imagine a boy or Suise Q obse(ssed) with boot licking her king's sexual needs (I know...);

Latin: Ob = after and sequi = follow. Think “follower”, with sequi as “sequence”

Note: suffix 'ious' means full of..Ob (obey) + seq(seek)+ u+ ious= if u are full of seeking to obey then u are submissive

obstinate in getting a yes (qui) from everyone

O(office mein) B(boss ki) SEQ(secretary)kaan lagake sunti hai meaning she listens slavishly to him.

obsessive

Short Definition : related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively

Definition
(noun) a person who has obsessions Definition
(adj) characterized by or constituting an obsession
Synonyms : obsessional
Example Sentence
  • the obsessional character of his response
  • obsessive gambling
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsessive

obsessive - thinking boob excessive

obsidian

Short Definition : black volcanic rock

Definition
(noun) acid or granitic glass formed by the rapid cooling of lava without crystallization; usually dark, but transparent in thin pieces
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsidian

obsi(obese)+indian(are dark color):so fat indian looks like black volcanic rock

it can be split into ob(blade like)+sea(which contains valconic mountains in) +indian(black in color). implies black valcanic rock.

OBSessive DravIDIAN architects built grand temples of black volcanic rock across south india.

sid means sidharth means gautam budh and he calm people having black rock heart

sounds like oblivion. may be related to as "an obsidian (black volcanic rock) from oblivion"

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ob(absolute)+se+dian(disdain implies black)...so absolutely black volcanic rocks

obsolete

Short Definition : outmoded; no longer used

Definition
(adj) no longer in use
Synonyms : disused
Example Sentence
  • obsolete words
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsolete

OB+SO+LETE = obviously so late... Something so late is outmoded

ob-so-lete/;(sound as "AB so LATE--ab you are SO late, that whatever you have got is of not of any use..

ob+so+lete....abe, so light lelo.....not in use any more

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obsolete - over sold ete movie is no longer used, outmoded.

(ab(now) + sold) it is not sold becoz it is old fassioned and it is no longer used

obso(late) late and no longer in use

obstetrician

Short Definition : physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife

Definition
(noun) a physician specializing in obstetrics
Synonyms : accoucheur
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstetrician

obstetrician sounds like OBSTRUCTION. So the an obstetrician helps the pregnant woman to clear the obstruction of the female opening and deliver the baby

o baby stretch u leg more to take child out.

obstinate

Short Definition : stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy

Definition
(verb) persist stubbornly
Example Sentence
  • he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
Definition
(adj) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Synonyms : stubborn unregenerate
Definition
(adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing Definition
(adj) resistant to guidance or discipline
Example Sentence
  • Mary Mary quite contrary
  • an obstinate child with a violent temper
  • a perverse mood
  • wayward behavior
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstinate

obs+tin+ate he ate tin so he is stubborn fellow as he is hard to control

ob+stin+ate.. stin means to stand.. and a stubborn person will always stand by his view..

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obs+tin(ate), obsessive teens,they are stubborn,hard to control

ob-steyn-ate.. remember dale steyn.. hez a very stubborn bowler. keeps staring nd taunting at batsmen

un - abstain (unable to control )

A tin is hard so obs 'tin' ate .. hard headed

sounds like ABSTAIN from change of opinion;unyielding

to b thin stubborn not to ate

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