This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
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
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
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
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.
Short Definition : maker and seller of eyeglasses
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
Short Definition : most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
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