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Short Definition : change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas

(verb) become bony
Example Sentence
  • The tissue ossified

(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

(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)
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by adityasree

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

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

aussie chicks give me boner
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by friendofafriend

sound like Aussie..made of bones
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The oosse are harden like bones
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by sansecretcp

oss-stress it!!ox which is hard
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by crazylooks


Short Definition : apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition

(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

(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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by Marise

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...
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by nileshdive

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

os+TENS+IBLE..FOCUS ON TENS..TENSE..well delievring your speech in assembly you appered tensed to me.
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by preetisoni2411

"Stencil"- the outline of something is what is apparent, seeming, professed
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by PAC001

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

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

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

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

Os in hindi is drops of water. You see reflection in water is apparent and seeming. pretended.not real value or face
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by aroraraman309

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

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


Short Definition : showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display

(adj) intended to attract notice and impress others
Synonyms : pretentious
Example Sentence
  • an ostentatious sable coat

(adj) (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
Synonyms : pretentious

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ostentatious it as perform stunts to attract attention, showy.
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by nikki123

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

Nothing is as ostentatious as OSTRICH feathers in your hat.
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by Jackery

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

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

USNE TEN TATTI KIA to attract attention of NURSES
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by joxeusindia

ostrich shape tent attractive, showy - ostentatious
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by sansecretcp

Take ours attention
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by swap.kamble


Short Definition : banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism

(verb) expel from a community or group
Synonyms : ban , banish , blackball , cast out , ostracise , shun

(verb) avoid speaking to or dealing with
Synonyms : ostracise
Example Sentence
  • Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ostracize

ostRACISM .. racism leads to groupism and excluding a group from the public is to OSTRACIZE.
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by muffisoni

He was ostracize because he was OSTRich sIZed
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by kushalsejwal

Ostracism or ostracize: Remembered as "OYE EXTRA SIZE" if you become overweight or over size people will exclude/ban you..
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by userdce

Ostrecize = Oz. (for australia) + Criticized ( for sledging, aggresion on field etc) = Isolated or seperated ,Avoided by all Regards, Maddy
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by bugmenot

ostracize: phonetically similar to austere life, austere : stern life, not ornated , simple; which happens when you are banished from public favor.
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by piyush_gre

ost (oust) + racize (race) = oust a race, therefore, social exclusion or ban.
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by mohanster

IMAGINE this--in LKG ramu was Osterized by the other students as they heard that he ate octopus daily(thinking he is wierd)
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by watefun

cize sounds like siege means to ban
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by er.amit.1jan

Ostracized = os (operating system) + tra + cize(size); The operating system has been seize from the list i.e the list is make short.
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by shaktipada

I am ostrich size so my friends avoid speaking to or dealing with
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by sansecretcp


Short Definition : expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting

(verb) remove from a position or office
Example Sentence
  • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds

(verb) remove and replace
Example Sentence
  • The word processor has ousted the typewriter

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oust

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by userdce


Short Definition : one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.

(noun) a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Synonyms : castaway , ishmael , pariah

(adj) excluded from a society
Synonyms : friendless

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for outcast

imagine shudras they are (out)out of (cast)caste system!!..nobody like to cast them any where
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by vevin1986

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