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opalescent

Short Definition : iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence

Definition
(adj) having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
Example Sentence
  • an iridescent oil slick
  • nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl
  • a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opalescent

opelascent > opel astra and accent cars when brand new.. shine! are lustrous!
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by avinav

opal means irid.. and irid comes from iris.. which is the part of the eye..eyes helps us experience colors.. and opalescent means lustrour colors..
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by muffisoni

consider Opposite of pale(dull,cheerless) is colorful, lustrous
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by sagar45

o+pale+scent--- pale(lacking luster or color), if we spray SCENT(perfume) of something PALE, it will shing and will have luster
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by nikhilparasher

opalescent -> opel astra car comes in different rainbow color
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by sansecretcp

remember song from lagaan opalanhare means krishna who is very shiny nd kri=iri=iridescent
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by OCT18THGRE

opaque

Short Definition : dark; not transparent; N. opacity

Definition
(adj) not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
Example Sentence
  • opaque windows of the jail
  • opaque to X-rays

Definition
(adj) not clearly understood or expressed
Synonyms : unintelligible

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opaque

The OPening wAs QUEstionable because no light was coming through. Therefore, it was OPAQUE.
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by KOGrad

OP(opposite) and AQUE(aqua)-- opposite of water -- means not transparent.
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by kdas77

Just think of an opal, which is a stone that isn't clear or lucid
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by gmoney1

opiate

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

Definition
(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).
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by pushpa_edit

o+pi+ate = kha pi ke bahut neend aati hai
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by 1.6k

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

Over PIA(drank) + ATE(eat)...so guess what happens next...!!!
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by sravan1411

operate surgery will give medicine to deadpain and deep sleep
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by sansecretcp

opportune

Short Definition : timely; well-chosen

Definition
(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.
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by pushpa_edit

all one wishes for is OPPORTUNITIES at the OPPORTUNE time...!!!
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by sravan1411

At an opportune time, I got the opportunity
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by bugmenot

opportunist

Short Definition : individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism

Definition
(noun) a person who places expediency above principle
Synonyms : self-seeker

Definition
(adj) taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
Synonyms : opportunistic , timeserving

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opportunist

An OPPORTUNIST is a person who takes GOOD ADVANTAGE of an available OPPORTUNITY.
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by pushpa_edit

When the right opportunity comes, the OPPORTUNIST forgets his principles and takes the opportunity.
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by dushyant

opprobrium

Short Definition : infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous

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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opprobrium

If you take OPIUM(banned drug) you will be criticized, humiliated & put to shame.
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by arvind_4

oppROBrium..stress on rob..if u rob something ull be dishonoured
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by vickydgr8

'opprobrium' sounds similar to 'oppressed i am', thus dishonoured
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by asheq

Sounds similar to "approbation," which is an expression of praise. Opprobrium is the opposite: Disgrace, contempt, scorn.
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by KOGrad

Split word like this OPP_ROB_RIUM : if u ROB OPIUM then u will be criticized
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by caoboidibo

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

op+prob+rium....opprobrium for problem maker
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by SHARIAR SIDDIQUI

Opium + Probe + Rob = Defame
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by fanatic

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
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by misc

opprobrium: Opium+ Pro a pro who uses opium(drug) should feel ashamed of himself/herself==> public disgrace or reproach
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by hn15

Think "Opt to be Probed in my Rium" which just sounds disgraceful and like I would hate it.
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by Yank

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.
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by itgulpp

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