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opprobrium

Definition
(noun) state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
Synonyms : obloquy
Definition
(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
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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

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.

opulence

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.

ordain

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..

osseous

Definition
(adj) composed of or containing bone
Synonyms : bony osteal
Example Sentence
  • osseous tissue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for osseous

root word is OS-OS in a system is back bone of any computer. so its a bone

root word is os means "bone" and in sanskrit it's "asthi"

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aussie chicks give me a boner

bones are the oosse inside ous

sound like Aussie..made of bones

aussies are very strong and hard like bone

ossify

Definition
(verb) become bony
Example Sentence
  • The tissue ossified
Definition
(verb) make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
Synonyms : petrify rigidify
Example Sentence
  • rigidify the training schedule
  • ossified teaching methods
  • slogans petrify our thinking
Definition
(verb) cause to become hard and bony
Example Sentence
  • The disease ossified the tissue
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ossify

remember it with "fossil"--bodies become hard fossils(bones)

root word is os means "bone" and in sanskrit it means "asthi".

concentrate on "oss". its similar to "ooze" to freeze .something becomes hard or fixed

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aussie chicks give me boner

sound like Aussie..made of bones

The oosse are harden like bones

oss-stress it!!ox which is hard

ostensible

Definition
(adj) appearing as such but not necessarily so
Synonyms : apparent seeming
Example Sentence
  • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
  • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
  • the ostensible truth of their theories
  • his seeming honesty
Definition
(adj) represented or appearing as such; pretended
Synonyms : ostensive
Example Sentence
  • His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ostensible

People are "tense" when they appear to be something they're not.

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O.S(operating system i.e cpu) TEN....ten operating systems...government offices have ten operating systems but none of them is working...hence all of them are ostensible...

OopS i'm not TENSed, (i am pretending)

os+TENS+IBLE..FOCUS ON TENS..TENSE..well delievring your speech in assembly you appered tensed to me.

"Stencil"- the outline of something is what is apparent, seeming, professed

os+TEN+sible = apparent TENdency.. not the actual reason..

ohhh you are looking tensed but i know you are not actually tensed

ostensible = pronunce it like off + tense + able. that is a person who using wrong tense while speaking ( off + tense = wrong tense) never admits his mistakes and acts like he is fluent . os(off) TENSE ible

os(ofcourse+tensible) hope it works out :-)

computer can support ten OS may be sensible(osten sible) but cannot be true.

Os in hindi is drops of water. You see reflection in water is apparent and seeming. pretended.not real value or face

as + tensible >>> the material luks tensible but actually its not.. its just APPEARING to be tensible...

tendere-> to stretch,Bada chada ke dikhana.Similar word ,ostentatious, added

ostentation

Definition
(noun) a gaudy outward display
Synonyms : fanfare flash
Definition
(noun) lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity Definition
(noun) pretentious or showy or vulgar display
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ostentation

os+ten+tate-if some one has TEn O.S.( operating system) he will IRRITATE you by showing them all

focus on (Osten) which can be pronounced as Austin. Austin Powers like to show off his mojo.

Ostentation:OS Ten(Mac OS X =Apple Operating System)+tate(Irritate)-so if some one has Mac OSTen(OS X)he will IRRITATE you by showing them all is features.....etc......

ostenteshan..tent+eshan..in telgu tent veyadam means say placing a tent... at the time of elections d politicians place a tent n start giving speeches to show Pretentious display meant to impress others; boastful showiness.

ostentatious

Definition
(adj) intended to attract notice and impress others
Synonyms : pretentious
Example Sentence
  • an ostentatious sable coat
Definition
(adj) (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
Synonyms : pretentious
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ostentatious

oSTENTATIOUS....read it as Stuntatious....Stunts...you perform stunts to attract attention, showy.

sounds like Austin(stone cold steve austin) wwe wrestler .. they always pretend and speak crap to grab attention..

Nothing is as ostentatious as OSTRICH feathers in your hat.

osTENTATIOUS.. can be rhymed with TEMPTATION.. so trying to induce temptation and attracting ppl..

Girl in the "tent" was trying to attract(lure)so we were note able to work...

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USNE TEN TATTI KIA to attract attention of NURSES

ostrich shape tent attractive, showy - ostentatious

Take ours attention

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