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Word list 33

Barron's GRE wordlist 33

QuestionAnswer
obsolete outmoded; no longer in use
obstetrician physician specializing in delivery of babies
obstinate stubborn; hard to control or treat
obstreperous boisterous; noisy
obtrude push ( oneself or ideas) forward or intrude; butt in; stick out or extrude
obtuse blunt; stupid
obviate make unnecessary; get rid of
Occident the West
occlude shut; close
occult mysterious; secret; supernatural
oculist physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
odious hateful; vile
odium detestation; hateful; disrepute
odoriferous giving off an odor
odorous having an odor
odyssey long, eventful journey
offensive attacking; insulting; distasteful
offhand casual; done without prior thought
officious meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services
ogle look at amorously; make eyes at
olfactory concerning the sense of smell
oligarchy government by a privileged few
ominous threatening
omnipotent all-powerful; One having unlimited power or authority
omnipresent universally present; ubiquitous
omniscient all-knowing
omnivorous eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
onerous burdensome
onomatopoeia formation or use of words that imitate sounds of the actions they refer to
onslaught vicious assault
onus burden; responsibility
opalescent iridescent; lustrous
opaque dark; not transparent
opiate medicine to induce sleep or deaden ; something that relieve emotions or causes inaction
opportune timely; well chosen
opportunist individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantages of circumstances
opprobrium infamy; vilification
optician maker and seller of eye glasses
optimist person who looks on the bright side
optimum most favorable
optional not compulsory
optometrist one who fits glasses to remedy visual remedy
opulence extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance
opus A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works
oracular prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous
orator public speaker
oratorio dramatic poem set to music
ordain decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine
ordeal severe trial or affliction
ordinance An authoritative command or order; decree
ordination ceremony conferring holy orders
orgy wild, drunken revelry; unrestrained indulgence
orient get one;s bearing; adjust
orientation act of finding oneself in a society
orifice mouth like opening; small opening
ornate excessively or elaborately decorated
ornithologist scientist who studies birds
orthodox traditional; conservative in belief
orthography correct spelling
oscillate vibrate pendulumlike; waver
osseous made of bone; bony
ossify change or harden into bone
ostensible apparent; professed; pretended
ostentatious showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention
ostracize exclude from public favor; ban
oust expel; drive out
outlandish bizarre; peculiar; unconventional
outmoded no longer stylish; old fashioned
outskirts fringes; out boarders
outspoken Spoken without reserve; candid; blunt
outstrip surpass; outdo
outwit outsmart; trick
ovation enthusiastic applause
overbearing bossy; arrogant; decisively important
overt Open and observable; not hidden, concealed, or secret: open to view
overweening presumptuous; arrogant
Created by: psypher
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