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  1. Obscene (adj) (Latin)
    • repulsive
    • s- disgusting, vulgar
    • a- decent, modest
    • X-rated film/ off-color joke
  2. Obsequious (adj) (Latin)
    • excessively submissive to another person's wishes or ideas, often for self-interested reasons
    • s- subservient, compliant
    • a-independent, candid
    • yes-man, rubber stamp, toe the line, knuckle under
  3. Obsession (n) (Latin)
    • an irrational preoccupation with an idea or feeling that usually results in severe anxiety
    • s- compulsion,fixation
    • idee fixe, have a bee in one's bonnet, perfectionist, paranoiac
  4. Obsolete (adj) (Latin)
    • no longer in use
    • obsolescent= in the process of becoming obsolete but still in use
    • s- dated, passe
    • a-new, novel
  5. Officious (adj) (Latin)
    • excessively forward in offering unwanted/ unnecessary help or advice/ meddlesome
    • s- nosy, bossy
    • official= authoritative
    • busybody, gadfly
  6. Ominous (adj) (Latin)
    • foreshadowing evil
    • s- portentous, sinister
    • a- lucky, happy
    • a bird of ill omen
  7. Opportune (adj) (Latin)
    • suitable, appropriate, timely
    • s- convenient, fit
    • a- inappropriate, inconvenientĀ 
    • timeserver, take time by the forelock
  8. Ostensible (adj) (Latin)
    • apparent/professed
    • s- alleged, evident
    • a- true, real
  9. Ostracize (v) (Greek)
    • to banish/exclude from a group; shun
    • S- exile, reject
    • a- accept, welcome
    • give the cold shoulder, cut someone dead, pariah
  10. Pandemonium (n) (Greek)
    • general disorder, confusion, noise, commotion
    • s- chaos, ruckus
    • a- calm, silence
    • raise a hue and cry, three-ring circus, brouhaha
  11. Paradox (n) (Greek)
    • seemingly contradictory statement that proves truthful
    • someone/something full of contradictions and inconsistenciesĀ 
    • s- riddle, enigma
    • Gordian knot, oxymoron
  12. Paraphrase (v/n) (Greek)
    • to restate in other words or another form to clarify
    • a restatement in other words/another form
    • s- reword, version
    • a- quote, duplicate
    • word-for-word translation
  13. Parochial (adj) (Latin/Greek)
    • Located in/ supported by a parish
    • restricted in scope/range;narrow/limited
    • s-local, regional
    • a- cosmopolitan, liberal
    • wear blinders
  14. Parody (n/v) (Greek)
    • comic imitation of style, form, content of a serious piece of work
    • performance that is so bad as to make a mockery of
    • to imitate in a mocking way
    • s- spoof, satire
  15. Pensive (adj) (French/Latin)
    • immersed in deep thought
    • s- reflective, sad, melancholy
    • a- gay, merry
    • mull over, ruminate on, be lost in thought
  16. tautology
    • error in redundancy
    • the two twins
    • simultaneously @ the same time
    • ATM machine
  17. ob-
    • to, toward
    • objective- aim/goal
    • obverse- turned to the viewer
  18. ob-
    • against, in opposition to
    • obstacle- something in someones way
    • obstruct- block
  19. ob-
    • in front of, before
    • obsess- harass
  20. ob-
    • down, over
    • obituary- death notice
  21. ob-
    • out of, away from
    • obliterate- do away w/ completely
  22. ob-
    • completely
    • obdurate- inflexible
    • oblong- having one dimension much longer than the other
  23. ob-->om
    omit- leave out
  24. ob-->oc
    occlude- to close
  25. ob-->of
    offend-insult
  26. ob-->op
    • oppose- resist
    • opprobrium- disgrace that arises from shameful behavior
  27. par(a)
    • alongside, beside, by the side of
    • paragon- pattern of excellence
    • paradigm- example/model
  28. par(a)
    • beyond
    • paranoia- delusions of being persecuted
    • paraphernalia- equipment used in some activity
  29. par(a)
    • wrongly, harmfully
    • paralysis- loss/impairment of ability to move/feel
  30. par(a)
    • completely
    • paroxysm- sudden outburst of feeling/emotion

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