This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : words formed in imitation of natural sounds
oh no maa! top(cannon in hindi) fire aaya : dishdhambush
On+mat+o+piepe and saying yahooo
Short Definition : vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
onslaught...divide it like..on+slaught(ER)...SO if you slaughter somebody or something on the spot..YOU ARE FIERCELY ATTCKING THEM.
If u have played unreal 2004 u would know it has a gametype ONSLAUGHT meaning a violent attack
Onslaught of a slaughterer
Short Definition : burden; responsibility
ON-US you are ON US ie. you are a BURDEN on me.
The patient cut his nas, onus is on the nurse
Onus also means "blame". Remember whatever wrong happens in this world the BLAME GOES ON U.S(United States). Blame = onUS(onus)
Short Definition : (of a thick liquid) pass or flow slowly; N: mud or thick liquid as at the bottom of a river
When mother says OOZZZZZ kid starts peeing or oozing the liquid out..
OOZE SOUNDS LIKE BOOZE If u Booze the effect will flow slowly into Brain after sometime u bcom unconsious
Ozone Layer in atmosphere? Stops the harmful rays to pass through it. OOZE > pass or flow slowly.
Short Definition : iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
opelascent > opel astra and accent cars when brand new.. shine! are lustrous!
opal means irid.. and irid comes from iris.. which is the part of the eye..eyes helps us experience colors.. and opalescent means lustrour colors..
o+pale+scent--- pale(lacking luster or color), if we spray SCENT(perfume) of something PALE, it will shing and will have luster
opalescent -> opel astra car comes in different rainbow color
remember song from lagaan opalanhare means krishna who is very shiny nd kri=iri=iridescent
Short Definition : dark; not transparent; N. opacity
The OPening wAs QUEstionable because no light was coming through. Therefore, it was OPAQUE.
OP(opposite) and AQUE(aqua)-- opposite of water -- means not transparent.
Short Definition : medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
OPIATE = OPI (OPIUM) + ATE (TO EAT). Therefore, as you ATE the medicine with OPIUM in it, you are feeling drowsy (sleepy).
o+pi+ate = kha pi ke bahut neend aati hai
Pia sounds like Piya(drink) in hindi..kya piya?? Davai piya...i.e Medicine that makes u sleep..
operate surgery will give medicine to deadpain and deep sleep
Short Definition : timely; well-chosen
all one wishes for is OPPORTUNITIES at the OPPORTUNE time...!!!
At an opportune time, I got the opportunity
Short Definition : individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
An OPPORTUNIST is a person who takes GOOD ADVANTAGE of an available OPPORTUNITY.
When the right opportunity comes, the OPPORTUNIST forgets his principles and takes the opportunity.
Short Definition : infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
If you take OPIUM(banned drug) you will be criticized, humiliated & put to shame.
oppROBrium..stress on rob..if u rob something ull be dishonoured
'opprobrium' sounds similar to 'oppressed i am', thus dishonoured
Sounds similar to "approbation," which is an expression of praise. Opprobrium is the opposite: Disgrace, contempt, scorn.
Split word like this OPP_ROB_RIUM : if u ROB OPIUM then u will be criticized
op+prob+rium....opprobrium for problem maker
Opium + Probe + Rob = Defame
Opprobrium:Opp(Opposite)+Rob(Robbery),Just Imagine u had ROBbed urs neighbors house which which is Opposite to urs House,so ur going to face great disgrace(of arising from shameful conduct) form ur neighbours who r very close to u
opprobrium: Opium+ Pro a pro who uses opium(drug) should feel ashamed of himself/herself==> public disgrace or reproach
Think "Opt to be Probed in my Rium" which just sounds disgraceful and like I would hate it.
split opprobrium as op+probe+xxx probe means to sensors on sea ground,that touch the ground to analyse. So probe menas to touch and approve. Op+probe is not to touch because u dont like it. vilify,infamy.