This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : work (esp. musical composition); Ex. magnum opus: masterpiece; CF. opera
(noun) a musical work that has been created
the composition is written in four movements
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for opus
OPUS remember an octopus working on a musical instrument like piano
A Roman Catholic organisation named OPUS DEI which means "WORK" OF GOD
opus exactly means work related to music (Barron's)
Remember Octopus=oct+opus (8 hands) hands are used for working. Opus means work. This is the root of word opus.
Opus sounds like office, where we WORK
something like opera?
Remember Magnum Opus in tranformers he does alot of work to save the world
This is our song - a musical composition OP US
Short Definition : of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
(adj) of or relating to an oracle
able by oracular means to expose a witch
(adj) obscurely prophetic
an oracular message
(adj) resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
the oracular sayings of Victorian poets
so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it
an enigmatic smile
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oracular
In the Matrix...the Oracle(old woman character ) prophesises that Neo is "the one"
oracle language is ambigous with lot of confusions
It rhymes with BINOCULARS, we use binoculars when something is hard to see and we call something ORACULAR when it is hard to interpret....
think oracle as miracle,,,,,,,,,,,,
by nusrat abedin
oracular -> oracle command or revelation from God of DB
Orcale Database: It is mysterious with many hidden shortcuts and database is preferred to remove ambiguity compared to simple files.
Oracle is also the authority of DB ( The most selling DB)
Short Definition : public speaker
(noun) a person who delivers a speech or oration
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for orator
orator sounds like obama senator , so a senator is a public speaker
to get a job of operator u must be good in public speaking
Short Definition : dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
(noun) a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oratorio
orator is public speaker. oratorio is the same speaker turning his work into music
think of an old melody ( english) with violin and long " oooooooooooooo" sound. the word starts and ends with O. OOOratoriOOOOO means music or song without acting
orator + aria(operatic solo)
when the ORATOR goes to RIO(Rio is the place where huge carnivals are held etc...)..he turns ORATORIO
Oratario: verisimilar to Orator who give speech so oratario is like that but its "musical poem" not speech.
orator + rio >>orator is public speaker. and in RIO movie birds sing poems and songs so oratorio is the same speaker turning his work into music
ora+torio-> singing loudly in auditorium
Short Definition : decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
(verb) order by virtue of superior authority; decree
The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews
the legislature enacted this law in 1985
(verb) appoint to a clerical posts
he was ordained in the Church
(verb) invest with ministerial or priestly authority
The minister was ordained only last month
(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..
Short Definition : severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
(noun) a severe or trying experience
(noun) a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ordeal
OR+DEAL...DEALING WITH ORIYA SPEAKING PEOPLE IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE is quite a difficult experience.
Koi aur deal karo yaar is se he is ORDEAL to handle
whenever you see or hear "ordeal" think of ur exams(hihi)
or deal - delivering 10 pizza in 10 min.A painful or horrific experience