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Short Definition : iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
(adj) having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
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!
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..
consider Opposite of pale(dull,cheerless) is colorful, lustrous
o+pale+scent--- pale(lacking luster or color), if we spray SCENT(perfume) of something PALE, it will shing and will have luster
opalescent -> opel astra car comes in different rainbow color
remember song from lagaan opalanhare means krishna who is very shiny nd kri=iri=iridescent
Short Definition : dark; not transparent; N. opacity
(adj) not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
opaque windows of the jail
opaque to X-rays
(adj) not clearly understood or expressed
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opaque
The OPening wAs QUEstionable because no light was coming through. Therefore, it was OPAQUE.
OP(opposite) and AQUE(aqua)-- opposite of water -- means not transparent.
Just think of an opal, which is a stone that isn't clear or lucid
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
Pia sounds like Piya(drink) in hindi..kya piya?? Davai piya...i.e Medicine that makes u sleep..
by Pritesh Ponkiya
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
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
Short Definition : individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
(noun) a person who places expediency above principle
(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
(noun) a state of extreme dishonor
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
opprobrium = 'Oprah' disgraced' Brian' in the show :)
op+prob+rium....opprobrium for problem maker
by SHARIAR SIDDIQUI
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.