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Obdurate

stubbornly persistent, resistant to persuasion

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Obfuscate

to confuse, make obscure

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Objective

impartial, uninfluenced by emotion

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Oblique

indirect, evasive, misleading, devious

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Oblivious

unaware, inattentive

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Obnoxious

objectionable

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Obscure

not easily seen, inconspicuous

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Obsequious

overly submissive, brownnosing

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Obsolete

no longer in use

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Obstacle

impediment

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Obstinate

obstinate

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Obstreperous

troublesome, boisterous, unruly

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Obtrusive

pushy, too conspicuous

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Obtuse

insensitive, stupid, dull, unclear

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Obviate

to make unnecessary, to anticipate and prevent

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Occlude

to shut, block

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Odometer

instrument in vehicles that indicates distance traveled

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Officious

too helpful, meddlesome

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Olfactory

relating to the sense of smell

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Oligarchy

a government in which a small group exercises supreme control

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Omniscient

having infinite knowledge, all-seeing

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Onerous

burdensome

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Onset

start

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Onus

a burden, an obligation

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Opaque

impossible to see through, preventing the passage of light

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Opine

to express an opinion

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Opportune

appropriate, fitting

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Opportunist

one who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve and end, with little regard for principles

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Opprobrious

disgraceful, shameful

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Opprobirum

public disgrace

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Optimistic

expecting things to turn out well

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Opulence

wealth

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Oration

formal speech

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Orderly

neat, systematic

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Originality

the ability to think independently

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Ornate

elaborately ornamented

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Ornery

having an irritable disposition, cantankerous

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Orotund

pompous

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Orthodox

adhering to what is customary or traditional

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Oscillate

to swing back and forth like a pendulum, to vary between opposing beliefs or feelings

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Ossify

to change into bone, to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional patter

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Ostensible

apparent

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Ostentation

excessive showiness

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Ostentatious

showy

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Ostacism

temporary banishment

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Ostracize

to exclude from a group by common consent

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Oust

to remove from position by force, eject

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Outcast

someone rejected from society

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Outdated

old fashioned, out of style

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Overcome

defeat, conquer

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Overpowering

overwhelming

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Overshadow

to obscure, to dominate

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Overwrought

agitated, overdone