Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Obfuscate-Overwhelm (Part II) 8 of 9

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    • 295. Obfuscate
      O. B. F. U. S. C. A. T. E. — [Model?]. Confuse. Complicate.
      The antonym for obfuscate is clarify.
      Note how the word is used in this sentence.
      ⇢      Stop obfuscating the issue with your irrelevant statistics.

      • 296. Obliterate
        B. L. I. T. E. R. A. T. E. — Destroy. Eliminate. Wipe out.
        For example.
        ⇢      The empire obliterated the opposing army.

        • 297. Obsession
          O. B. S. E. S. S. I. O. N. — Fixation. Fascination.
          Listen to its usage in this sentence.
          ⇢      Her obsession with cleaning makes [are hard?] to live with.

          • 298. Obsolete
            O. B. S. O. L. E. T. E. — Outdated. No longer useful.
            The antonym for obsolete is up to date.
            The following sentence illustrates its usage.
            ⇢      His computer is obsolete so he will have to purchase a newer one.

            • 299. Obstruct
              O. B. S. T. R. U. C. T. — Block. Hinder.
              The antonym for obstruct is to clear.
              Listen to its usage in this sentence.
              ⇢      The patient’s airway was obstructed.

              • 300. Obtrusive
                O. B. T. R. U. S. I. V. E. — Interfering. Intruding.
                For example.
                ⇢      We selected the medical treatment because we felt surgery was unnecessarily obtrusive.

                • 301. Obviate
                  O. B. V. I. A. T. E. — Prevent. Preclude. Avert.
                  The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                  ⇢      The last minute peace treaty obviated a [full out?] war.

                  • 302. Occasion
                    O. C. C. A. S. I. O. N. — Incident. Event. Time.
                    Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                    ⇢      Weddings are happy occasions.

                    • 303. Omnipotent
                      O. M. N. I. P. O. T. E. N. T. — All powerful. Invincible.
                      The antonym for omnipotent is powerless.
                      Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                      ⇢      Many people believe in a god is omnipotent. But some believe that god is limited by the laws of nature.

                      • 304. Onus
                        O. N. U. S. — Responsibility. Burden.
                        For example.
                        ⇢      In terms of teaching values to children the onus is on the parents.

                        • 305. Opaque
                          O. P. A. Q. U. E. — Solid. Dance.
                          The antonym for opaque is transparent.
                          Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                          ⇢      The opaque curtains did not let any sunlight in the room.

                          • 306. Operate
                            O. P. E. R. A. T. E. — Manage. Run. Conduct.
                            The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                            ⇢      The construction worker operated the dump truck.

                            • 307. Ornate
                              O. R. N. A. T. E. — Elaborate. Complex.
                              The antonym for ornate is simple.
                              Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                              ⇢      This furniture is too ornate from my simple tastes.

                              • 308. Orthodox
                                O. R. T. H. O. D. O. X. — Conventional. Traditional.
                                The antonym for orthodox is unorthodox.
                                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                      Orthodox religions have very strict rules.

                                • 309. Overwhelmed
                                  O. V. E. R. W. H. E. L. M. — Overpower. Overcome. Engulf.
                                  The antonym for overwhelm is capitulate.
                                  For example.
                                  ⇢      Students can be overwhelmed by all the choices in college.

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