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optician

Short Definition : maker and seller of eyeglasses

Definition
(noun) a worker who makes glasses for remedying defects of vision
Synonyms : lens maker
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for optician

OPTIC refers to the eye or sight, hence an OPTICIAN has something to do with the eye...he is a spectacle (eye glasses) maker.

optimist

Short Definition : person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism

Definition
(noun) a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

optimum

Short Definition : most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition

Definition
(noun) most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances Definition
(adj) most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
Synonyms : optimal
Example Sentence
  • an optimum return on capital
  • optimal concentration of a drug
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for optimum

optimum = optimistic mum (mummy) or optimistic moment

optional

Short Definition : not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options

Definition
(adj) possible but not necessary; left to personal choice

optometrist

Short Definition : one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects

Definition
(noun) a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
Synonyms : oculist

opulence

Short Definition : extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant

Definition
(noun) wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opulence

OPUL REMENBER OPEL AND LANCE MEANS LANCER CAR PEOPLE THOSE WHI HAS OPEL AND LANCER LIVE IN OPULANCE

Opulence rhymes with affluence.. which also means rich.. and you can also say that rich people have a lot of influence on people.. which also rhymes with opulence..

from opulance remember lancer car.only rich and luxiry people can purchase lancer.

opus

Short Definition : work (esp. musical composition); Ex. magnum opus: masterpiece; CF. opera

Definition
(noun) a musical work that has been created
Example Sentence
  • the composition is written in four movements
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opus

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OPUS remember an octopus working on a musical instrument like piano

A Roman Catholic organisation named OPUS DEI which means "WORK" OF GOD

opus exactly means work related to music (Barron's) Remember Octopus=oct+opus (8 hands) hands are used for working. Opus means work. This is the root of word opus.

Opus sounds like office, where we WORK

something like opera?

Remember Magnum Opus in tranformers he does alot of work to save the world

This is our song - a musical composition OP US

oracular

Short Definition : of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle

Definition
(adj) of or relating to an oracle
Example Sentence
  • able by oracular means to expose a witch
Definition
(adj) obscurely prophetic
Synonyms : delphic
Example Sentence
  • Delphic pronouncements
  • an oracular message
Definition
(adj) resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
Synonyms : enigmatic
Example Sentence
  • the oracular sayings of Victorian poets
  • so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it
  • an enigmatic smile
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oracular

In the Matrix...the Oracle(old woman character ) prophesises that Neo is "the one"

oracle language is ambigous with lot of confusions

It rhymes with BINOCULARS, we use binoculars when something is hard to see and we call something ORACULAR when it is hard to interpret....

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think oracle as miracle,,,,,,,,,,,,

oracular -> oracle command or revelation from God of DB

Orcale Database: It is mysterious with many hidden shortcuts and database is preferred to remove ambiguity compared to simple files. Oracle is also the authority of DB ( The most selling DB)

orator

Short Definition : public speaker

Definition
(noun) a person who delivers a speech or oration
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for orator

orator sounds like obama senator , so a senator is a public speaker

OpeRATOR

to get a job of operator u must be good in public speaking

official narrator

oratorio

Short Definition : dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata

Definition
(noun) a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
Synonyms : cantata
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oratorio

orator is public speaker. oratorio is the same speaker turning his work into music

think of an old melody ( english) with violin and long " oooooooooooooo" sound. the word starts and ends with O. OOOratoriOOOOO means music or song without acting

orator + aria(operatic solo)

when the ORATOR goes to RIO(Rio is the place where huge carnivals are held etc...)..he turns ORATORIO

Oratario: verisimilar to Orator who give speech so oratario is like that but its "musical poem" not speech.

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orator + rio >>orator is public speaker. and in RIO movie birds sing poems and songs so oratorio is the same speaker turning his work into music

ora+torio-> singing loudly in auditorium

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