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Short Definition : slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
(adj) attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
(adj) attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
obsequious shop assistants
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsequious
or obse(ssed)-Qui( yes in frech)-ous=always obsessed with saying yes to it all
ob + SEQUI + ous .. sequi means sequence where one thing "follows" the other.. and servants follow what their masters say..
seq = Suck, uio = Your, us = Ass. He sucks your ass, therefore he's obsequious.
Think "seek" because when you seek something you show attentiveness to find it.
sounds like AP+SEEK+QUOUS.......when you seek help,you are attentive and your manner is servile
ob ( to) sequi ( to follow) and ous ( full of) so obsequious is full of following after
in hindi 'oab seakh ese'
If u wanna learn anything u shoult be attentive
Sounds like obedient. obsequious obedient servants
obsequious - obey sequence of work in office(obedience, dutiful).
OBSESSION: The domination of one's thought;
OBSEQUIOUS: The domination of one's respect (over-respect)
ab(ob)se qosis karunga aisa bol ke chaplusi karte ho father se ye obsequious hai.
ob+serious = not really serious
Imagine a boy or Suise Q obse(ssed) with boot licking her king's sexual needs (I know...);
Latin: Ob = after and sequi = follow. Think â€œfollowerâ€, with sequi as â€œsequenceâ€
Note: suffix 'ious' means full of..Ob (obey) + seq(seek)+ u+ ious= if u are full of seeking to obey then u are submissive
obstinate in getting a yes (qui) from everyone
O(office mein) B(boss ki) SEQ(secretary)kaan lagake sunti hai meaning she listens slavishly to him.
Short Definition : related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
(noun) a person who has obsessions
(adj) characterized by or constituting an obsession
the obsessional character of his response
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsessive
obsessive - thinking boob excessive
Short Definition : black volcanic rock
(noun) acid or granitic glass formed by the rapid cooling of lava without crystallization; usually dark, but transparent in thin pieces
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsidian
obsi(obese)+indian(are dark color):so fat indian looks like black volcanic rock
it can be split into ob(blade like)+sea(which contains valconic mountains in) +indian(black in color). implies black valcanic rock.
OBSessive DravIDIAN architects built grand temples of black volcanic rock across south india.
sid means sidharth means gautam budh and he calm people having black rock heart
sounds like oblivion. may be related to as "an obsidian (black volcanic rock) from oblivion"
ob(absolute)+se+dian(disdain implies black)...so absolutely black volcanic rocks
Short Definition : outmoded; no longer used
(adj) no longer in use
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obsolete
OB+SO+LETE = obviously so late...
Something so late is outmoded
ob-so-lete/;(sound as "AB so LATE--ab you are SO late, that whatever you have got is of not of any use..
ob+so+lete....abe, so light lelo.....not in use any more
obsolete - over sold ete movie is no longer used, outmoded.
(ab(now) + sold)
it is not sold becoz it is old fassioned and it is no longer used
by hari krishna
obso(late) late and no longer in use
Short Definition : physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
(noun) a physician specializing in obstetrics
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstetrician
obstetrician sounds like OBSTRUCTION. So the an obstetrician helps the pregnant woman to clear the obstruction of the female opening and deliver the baby
o baby stretch u leg more to take child out.
Short Definition : stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy
(verb) persist stubbornly
he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
(adj) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
(adj) stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
(adj) resistant to guidance or discipline
Mary Mary quite contrary
an obstinate child with a violent temper
a perverse mood
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for obstinate
obs+tin+ate he ate tin so he is stubborn fellow as he is hard to control
ob+stin+ate.. stin means to stand.. and a stubborn person will always stand by his view..
obs+tin(ate), obsessive teens,they are stubborn,hard to control
ob-steyn-ate.. remember dale steyn.. hez a very stubborn bowler. keeps staring nd taunting at batsmen
un - abstain (unable to control )
A tin is hard so obs 'tin' ate .. hard headed
sounds like ABSTAIN from change of opinion;unyielding
to b thin stubborn not to ate