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ordain

Short Definition : decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination

Definition
(verb) order by virtue of superior authority; decree
Synonyms : enact
Example Sentence
  • The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews
  • the legislature enacted this law in 1985
Definition
(verb) appoint to a clerical posts
Example Sentence
  • he was ordained in the Church
Definition
(verb) invest with ministerial or priestly authority
Example Sentence
  • The minister was ordained only last month
Definition
(verb) issue an order
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ordain

ORD + A + IN = ORDer A person to come IN

since its a holy order.. ordain = order by saints..

order dein..

ordeal

Short Definition : severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction

Definition
(noun) a severe or trying experience Definition
(noun) a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
Synonyms : trial by ordeal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ordeal

OR+DEAL...DEALING WITH ORIYA SPEAKING PEOPLE IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE is quite a difficult experience.

Koi aur deal karo yaar is se he is ORDEAL to handle

whenever you see or hear "ordeal" think of ur exams(hihi)

or deal - delivering 10 pizza in 10 min.A painful or horrific experience

ordinance

Short Definition : decree; authoritative order

Definition
(noun) an authoritative rule
Synonyms : regulation
Definition
(noun) a statute enacted by a city government Definition
(noun) the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders
Synonyms : ordination
Example Sentence
  • the rabbi's family was present for his ordination
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ordinance

order by nuns(they give orders for the welfare of people)

we know ordinance factories.. in that various oder related goods like agarbatti, perfumes n all are prepared.. so mostly HOLY PEOPLE place orders in such factories..

authoritative order for nuns

ordination

Short Definition : ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest

Definition
(noun) the status of being ordained to a sacred office Definition
(noun) logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
Synonyms : order ordering
Example Sentence
  • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation
Definition
(noun) the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders
Synonyms : ordinance
Example Sentence
  • the rabbi's family was present for his ordination
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ordination

order by the nation

orgy

Short Definition : wild drunken revelry; unrestrained indulgence in an activity; Ex. orgy of shopping

Definition
(noun) any act of immoderate indulgence
Synonyms : binge splurge
Example Sentence
  • an orgy of shopping
  • an emotional binge
  • a splurge of spending
Definition
(noun) secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity Definition
(noun) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for orgy

orgy sound like "Orgasm" >>sex !!!! love sex & rock n roll( sUR ,sura & sundari / sharab,shabab kabab) all it means wild gathering 1 party hard

OR (can relate to hindi aur , means more) gy(ghee) , excess of ghee will be bad for you

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Orgy: Aur Gy..r jaye (logon ki najaron se) jo group mein drink, sex karne lag jaye

orient

Short Definition : get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate

Definition
(noun) the countries of Asia
Synonyms : east
Definition
(noun) the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Synonyms : eastern hemisphere
Definition
(verb) be oriented
Synonyms : point
Example Sentence
  • The weather vane points North
  • the dancers toes pointed outward
Definition
(verb) determine one's position with reference to another point
Synonyms : orientate
Example Sentence
  • We had to orient ourselves in the forest
Definition
(verb) cause to point
Example Sentence
  • Orient the house towards the West
Definition
(verb) familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
Example Sentence
  • The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen
Definition
(verb) adjust to a specific need or market
Synonyms : tailor
Example Sentence
  • a magazine oriented towards young people
  • tailor your needs to your surroundings
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for orient

Imagine your friend informing about Orient PSPO (fan) :)

If we cannot go to orient hotel will go to near by small hotel

orientation

Short Definition : act of finding oneself in society; orienting

Definition
(noun) the act of orienting Definition
(noun) an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs Definition
(noun) position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions Definition
(noun) a predisposition in favor of something
Example Sentence
  • a predilection for expensive cars
  • his sexual preferences
  • showed a Marxist orientation
Definition
(noun) a person's awareness of self with regard to position and time and place and personal relationships Definition
(noun) a course introducing a new situation or environment
Synonyms : orientation course

orifice

Short Definition : mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth

Definition
(noun) an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
Synonyms : opening porta
Example Sentence
  • the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for orifice

ORI + FICES oral and flies ... Mouth wide open so flies might go in

"Ore if Ice" -> Ore if taken as ice will stuck into your body cavity opening.

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Small opening in bakery oven to keep fire - orifice

agory will keep fire in there mouth like opening

ornate

Short Definition : excessively or elaborately decorated

Definition
(adj) marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
Synonyms : flowery
Example Sentence
  • a flowery speech
  • ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ornate

sounds like ORNAmenTe ..when many ornaments are used, the thing is ornated.

ornithologist

Short Definition : scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds

Definition
(noun) a zoologist who studies birds
Synonyms : bird watcher
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ornithologist

orni+logist... so orni sounds like morni(peacock in english) n thologist who studies, therefore person who studies birds

ANOTHER WEAK mnemonic..i hope it helps.. the word can be split into or + nit (net=nest) - represents birds + logist (someone who studies)

ORnithologist: this is kind of weak mnemonic but since there is nothing else so i am suggesting this one; OR rhymes is PAR (feathers of bird) and the words ending with 'logist' denotes that somebody studies it!

studying of birds crow thin thol(skin in tamil)

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