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oligarchy

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) a political system governed by a few people
Example Sentence
  • one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy
  • the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for oligarchy

oligo basically means a few people.. as used in oligopoly..
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by muffisoni

In line with Anarchy Monarchy and Oligoarchy (Oligo means few), matriarchy(run by a women) and patriarchy(run by a man)
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by bugmenot

like anarchy...run by few people
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by SHAKAL

Because an oligarchy is usually corrupt and operates in the dark, we could say it was OILY-DARKLY
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by Jackery

it sounds like ONLY archy...means only e few...!!!
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by sravan1411

Kraft food makes olios(cookies) which are so popular, the cookie family was elected to rule canada.
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by menon_ranjit

oligo = 0 log = 0 people or a few
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by friendofafriend

monarchy and oligarchy,archy is common in same so easy to remember.
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by gdabli

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by gdabli

oligarchy - oli(lean in tamil) will control small group.
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by sansecretcp

ominous

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
Example Sentence
  • a baleful look
  • forbidding thunderclouds
  • his tone became menacing
  • ominous rumblings of discontent
  • sinister storm clouds
  • a sinister smile
  • his threatening behavior
  • ugly black clouds
  • the situation became ugly

Definition
(adj) presaging ill fortune
Synonyms : ill , inauspicious
Example Sentence
  • ill omens
  • ill predictions
  • my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven
  • a dead and ominous silence prevailed
  • a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ominous

maruti OMNI.....it is a threating car usually used by kidnappers.
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by harsha999

"omen+ious", Remember the movie "omen" the horror movie
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by dgsenthilkumar

ominous..oh+minus(-)..oh god everything negative..something bad is going to occur..its threatening
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by amarendar

Think O(all)+Minous(minus)=everything is being minus,,,its dangerous!!
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by nusrat abedin

Ominous feeling that he will score in minus
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by bugmenot

omni bus will make ous unpleasant in travel and feel bad about road accidents.
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by sansecretcp

"Ominous" slightly rhymes with "menace". Both have the same meaning: "threatening"
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by raushaniitd

onerous

Short Definition :

Definition
(adj) not easily borne; wearing
Synonyms : burdensome , taxing
Example Sentence
  • the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return
  • my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests
  • a taxing schedule

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for onerous

it sounds like on+er+us..that is ONUS.. when something is ON US ..we feel burdensome
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by kvsharat

Onerous= one+rous. If u assign much work on ONE person it will be ONErous for him
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by yokel

onerous....can be associated wid owners on us...who r trouble some
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by narenkumar

onerous = sound like owner = when they come to collect the rent you feel always burdensome.
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by rajpt_007

one-rassi.. a lot of things hanging from one string.. so becomes burdensome..
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by abhigyan91

This sounds like generous.... Which is not easy!!!
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by arvind_4

The asses complain: "Our OWNER always put burden on US."
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by marioM

OWNED US - like losing badly in a game of basketball
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by atav

Owner are burden Us
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by dare4naggy@gmail.com

one-rous in hindi one is 'ek' rous sounds like rasta i.e a path.. so dere is only " ek rasta" means one way out of difficult situation and it requires lot of effort bcoz its very tough....
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by waytogo

The burden is tied ON OUR ASS.
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by Jackery

Owner(PM) will be on us if we dont complete the assigned task in time. We may nt have completed bcoz it requires much effort and is difficult.
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by sameersrinivas90

think as owner.. becoming an owner is a difficult task and involves more effort
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by prasanthpriyanesan

onomatopoeia

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) using words that imitate the sound they denote
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for onomatopoeia

oh no maa! top(cannon in hindi) fire aaya : dishdhambush
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by muffisoni

oh no maa...mei top aaya..."yahoo" "hurray" "yipee"...!!!
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by sravan1411

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by Swetty pie

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by Swetty pie

On+mat+o+piepe and saying yahooo
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by sansecretcp

onslaught

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) a sudden and severe onset of trouble
Definition
(noun) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
Synonyms : attack , onrush , onset
Example Sentence
  • the attack began at dawn

Definition
(noun) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
Synonyms : barrage , bombardment , outpouring
Example Sentence
  • a barrage of questions
  • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for onslaught

onslaught...divide it like..on+slaught(ER)...SO if you slaughter somebody or something on the spot..YOU ARE FIERCELY ATTCKING THEM.
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by preetisoni2411

it is taken from..on+slaught...is derived from slēan means to strike ..so strike sombody with a knife...means to kill or fiercely atcking.
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by preetisoni2411

If u have played unreal 2004 u would know it has a gametype ONSLAUGHT meaning a violent attack
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by bugmenot

Onslaught of a slaughterer
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by bugmenot

onus

Short Definition :

Definition
(noun) an onerous or difficult concern
Synonyms : burden , encumbrance , incumbrance , load
Example Sentence
  • the burden of responsibility
  • that's a load off my mind

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for onus

ON-US you are ON US ie. you are a BURDEN on me.
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by gre_guru

The patient cut his nas, onus is on the nurse
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by PoornSingh

Onus also means "blame". Remember whatever wrong happens in this world the BLAME GOES ON U.S(United States). Blame = onUS(onus)
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by Hassaan

onus sounds like owner.. he is always responsible
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by massb

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