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Short Definition : medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium

(noun) a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opiate

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

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Pia sounds like Piya(drink) in hindi..kya piya?? Davai piya...i.e Medicine that makes u sleep..

Over PIA(drank) + ATE(eat)...so guess what happens next...!!!

operate surgery will give medicine to deadpain and deep sleep


Short Definition : timely; well-chosen

(adj) suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
Example Sentence
  • an opportune place to make camp
  • an opportune arrival
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opportune

OPPORTUNE sounds like FORTUNE. Therefore, this is just the OPPORTUNE moment to have inherited your father's FORTUNE.

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

(noun) a person who places expediency above principle
Synonyms : self-seeker
(adj) taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opportunist

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

(noun) state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
Synonyms : obloquy
(noun) a state of extreme dishonor
Synonyms : infamy
Example Sentence
  • a date which will live in infamy
  • the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opprobrium

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

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opprobrium = 'Oprah' disgraced' Brian' in the show :)

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.


Short Definition : maker and seller of eyeglasses

(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.


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

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


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

(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


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

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