Flashcards in 1564 Deck (46):
D. verbal abuse or the disgrace that results from it (ob- against + loqui to speak)
E. a victim of hatred and obloquy
E. He said some really obnoxious things about his ex-girlfriend at the party.
D. dim; unclear
E. The movie is full of obscure references that only pop culture enthusiasts will understand.
D. too submissive
E. She's constantly followed by obsequious assistants who will do anything she tells them to.
D. an idea that persists in the mind
E. She has an obsession about cleanliness.
E. no longer used
E. an obstreperous crowd protesting the government's immigration policy
D. to push out
E. The historical details in the movie do not obtrude—they enhance the story by making it more realistic.
D. pushy in calling attention to oneself
E. The waiter was attentive without being obtrusive. / We used less obtrusive colors in the bedrooms.
D. blunt; dull
E. He is too obtuse to take a hint. / obtuse scissors designed so that young users will not cut themselves
D. to make unnecessary
E. The new medical treatment obviates the need for surgery. / The new treatment obviates many of the risks associated with surgery.
D. to close
E. a blood clot had occluded a major artery in his body / his teeth do not occlude properly
D. hidden; secret
E. the actor's private life had long been occulted by a contrived public persona
E. an odious and unforgivable insult
D. having a (pleasant) odor
D. a long journey
E. The story is about the emotional odyssey experienced by a teenage girl.
D. providing help that is not wanted
E. an officious little man who was always telling everyone else how to do their jobs
D. to look at openly with desire
E. He sat at the bar, ogling several women. / I was ogling the dessert menu before my meal even arrived.
E. the office manager greeted the corporate bigwigs with an oleaginous welcome that should have embarrassed him
D. pertaining to the sense of smell
E. olfactory cells/nerves/organs
D. a state ruled by a few persons
E. Their nation is an oligarchy. / An oligarchy rules their nation.
D. eating both animals and vegetables
E. had the onerous and stressful job of notifying the families of soldiers killed in action
D. an attack
E. the massive onslaught of enemy troops caught the country by surprise
D. letting no light through
D. a medicine or anything that quiets and deadens
E. Many see television as an opiate of the masses.
D. at the right time
E. an opportune rain shower gave them an excuse to leave the outdoor concert early
E. saw no reason why “secretary” should suddenly become a term of opprobrium among the politically correct
E. The substances were mixed in various proportions until an optimum was reached.
D. wealth; abudance
D. wise; prophetic; with a hidden meaning
E. They amount to oracular experiments in graphic semiotics.
D. filth; something that is morally degrading
E. polite people do not discuss ordure in public
D. a mouth or opening
E. the mouth is a bodily orifice
D. heavily decorated
D. one who studies birds
D. holding the accepted beliefs of a particular group
D. to move back and forth
E. Her moods oscillated between depression and elation.
D. to kiss; to come into close contact or union.
E. They osculated
D. to harden into stone; to settle into habit
D. showy; pretentious
E. ostentatious gold jewellery / He gave an ostentatious yawn.
D. apparent; seeming or stated to be real or true, when this is perhaps not the case
E. he ostensible reason for his absence was illness.
D. to banish or exclude
E. She was ostracized from the scientific community for many years because of her radical political beliefs.