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{adj: abandoned} free from constraint
"an abandoned sadness born of grief"- Liam O'Flaherty



{adj: accusative, accusatory, accusing, accusive} containing or expressing accusation
"an accusitive forefinger"
"black accusatory looks"
"accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry
"his accusing glare"

{adj: all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory} being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
"an all-right movie"
"the passengers were shaken up but are all right"
"is everything all right?"
"everything's fine"
"things are okay"
"dinner and the movies had been fine"
"another minute I'd have been fine"

{adj: approximate, approximative, rough} not quite exact or correct
"the approximate time was 10 o'clock"
"a rough guess"
"a ballpark estimate"

{adj: copacetic, copasetic, copesetic, copesettic} completely satisfactory
"his smile said that everything was copacetic"
"You had to be a good judge of what a man was like, and the English was copacetic"- John O'Hara

{adj: d.o.a.} abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room

{adj: elliptic, elliptical} characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
"the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"
"the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor

{adj: energizing, energising, kinetic} supplying motive force
"the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"- H.O.Taylor

{adj: fixed, set, rigid} fixed and unmoving
"with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"
"his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien
"a face rigid with pain"

{adj: red} red with or characterized by blood
"waving our red weapons o'er our heads"- Shakespeare
"The Red Badge of Courage"
"the red rules of tooth and claw"- P.B.Sears

{adj: shaded} protected from heat and light with shade or shadow
"shaded avenues"
"o'er the shaded billows rushed the night"- Alexander Pope
<-> unshaded

{adj: shamefaced} extremely modest or shy
"cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor

{adj: unsophisticated, unworldly} not wise in the ways of the world
"either too unsophisticated or too honest to promise more than he could deliver"
"this helplessly unworldly woman"- Kate O'Brien

{adj: unwary} not alert to danger or deception
"the shrieks of unwary animals taken by surprise"
"some thieves prey especially on unwary travelers"
"seduce the unwary reader into easy acquiescence"- O.J.Campbell
<-> wary

{adv: C.O.D., COD, cash on delivery} collecting the charges upon delivery
"mail a package C.O.D."

{adv: o'clock} according to the clock
"it's three o'clock in Tokyo now"

{adv: okay, O.K., all right, alright} in a satisfactory or adequate manner
"she'll do okay on her own"
"held up all right under pressure"; (`alright' is a nonstandard variant of `all right')

{adv: over, o'er} throughout a period of time
"stay over the weekend"

{adv: scrupulously, conscientiously, religiously} with extreme conscientiousness
"he came religiously every morning at 8 o'clock"

{n: A level} the advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level)

{n: ABO blood group system, ABO system, ABO group} a classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion therapy; four groups are A and B and AB and O

{n: California four o'clock, Mirabilis laevis, Mirabilis californica} California four o'clock with purple-red flowers

{n: Chopin, Kate Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty Chopin} United States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851-1904)

{n: Lawrence, E. O. Lawrence, Ernest Orlando Lawrence} United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)

{n: Mirabilis, genus Mirabilis} four o'clocks

{n: Nyctaginaceae, family Nyctaginaceae, Allioniaceae, family Allioniaceae, four-o'clock family} a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales

{n: O level} the basic level of a subject taken in school

{n: O ring} a gasket consisting of a flat ring of rubber or plastic; used to seal a joint against high pressure

{n: O'Brien, Edna O'Brien} Irish writer (born in 1932)

{n: O'Casey, Sean O'Casey} Irish playwright (1880-1964)

{n: O'Connor, Flannery O'Connor, Mary Flannery O'Connor} United States writer (1925-1964)

{n: O'Flaherty, Liam O'Flaherty} Irish writer of short stories (1896-1984)

{n: O'Hara, John Henry O'Hara} United States writer (1905-1970)

{n: O'Keeffe, Georgia Okeeffe} United States painter (1887-1986)

{n: O'Neill, Eugene O'Neill, Eugene Gladstone O'Neill} United States playwright (1888-1953)

{n: O'Toole, Peter O'Toole, Peter Seamus O'Toole} British actor (born in Ireland in 1932)

{n: O, letter o} the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: O, type O, group O} the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens
"people with type O blood are universal donors"

{n: O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh} an endorsement
"they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"

{n: Oxford English Dictionary, O.E.D., OED} an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles

{n: Porter, William Sydney Porter, O. Henry} United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)

{n: Selznick, David O. Selznick, David Oliver Selznick} United States filmmaker noted for his film adaptations of popular novels (1902-1965)

{n: Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde} Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)

{n: Wilson, E. O. Wilson, Edward Osborne Wilson} United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)

{n: bell, ship's bell} (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

{n: body odor, body odour, B.O.} malodorousness resulting from a failure to bathe

{n: cat-o'-nine-tails, cat} a whip with nine knotted cords
"British sailors feared the cat"

{n: clock time, time} the time as given by a clock
"do you know what time it is?"
"the time is 10 o'clock"

{n: common four-o'clock, marvel-of-Peru, Mirabilis jalapa, Mirabilis uniflora} common garden plant of North America having fragrant red or purple or yellow or white flowers that open in late afternoon

{n: contraction} a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds
"`won't' is a contraction of `will not'"
"`o'clock' is a contraction of `of the clock'"

{n: desert four o'clock, Colorado four o'clock, maravilla, Mirabilis multiflora} wildflower having vibrant deep pink tubular evening-blooming flowers; found in sandy and desert areas from southern California to southern Colorado and into Mexico

{n: ecphonesis, exclamation} an exclamatory rhetorical device
"O tempore! O mores"

{n: four o'clock} any of several plants of the genus Mirabilis having flowers that open in late afternoon

{n: friar's lantern, ignis fatuus, jack-o'-lantern, will-o'-the-wisp} a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground

{n: jack-o'-lantern} lantern carved from a pumpkin

{n: jack-o-lantern fungus, jack-o-lantern, jack-a-lantern, Omphalotus illudens} a large poisonous agaric with orange caps and narrow clustered stalks; the gills are luminescent

{n: jello, Jell-O} fruit-flavored dessert (trade mark Jell-O) made from a commercially prepared gelatin powder

{n: light-o'-love, light-of-love} a woman inconstant in love

{n: midnight} 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night
"young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"

{n: mountain four o'clock, Mirabilis oblongifolia} leafy wildflower with lavender-pink flowers that open in the evening and remain through cool part of the next day; found in open woods or brush in mountains of southern Colorado to Arizona and into Mexico

{n: news program, news show, news} a program devoted to news
"we watch the 7 o'clock news every night"

{n: oxygen, O, atomic number 8} a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust

{n: palm nut, palm kernel} see o any oil palm

{n: patronymic, patronym} a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor)

{n: penicillin O} a penicillin that is similar in antibiotic action to penicillin G but is obtained differently

{n: peroxide} an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-

{n: petty officer, PO, P.O.} a noncommissioned officer in the navy with a rank comparable to sergeant in the army

{n: quarter} a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
"it's a quarter til 4"
"a quarter after 4 o'clock"

{n: report, news report, story, account, write up} a short account of the news
"the report of his speech"
"the story was on the 11 o'clock news"
"the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"

{n: sweet four o'clock, maravilla, Mirabilis longiflora} leafy wildflower having fragrant slender white or pale pink trumpet-shaped flowers; southwestern United States and northern Mexico

{n: tam, tam-o'-shanter, tammy} a woolen cap of Scottish origin

{n: traffic pattern, approach pattern, pattern} the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
"the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"
"they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"

{n: trailing four o'clock, trailing windmills, Allionia incarnata} trailing plant having crowded clusters of 3 brilliant deep pink flowers resembling a single flower blooming near the ground; found in dry gravelly or sandy soil; southwestern United States and Mexico

{n: universal donor} a person whose type O Rh-negative blood may be safely transfused into persons with other blood types

{n: will-o'-the-wisp, ignis fatuus} an illusion that misleads

{v: approve, O.K., okay, sanction} give sanction to
"I approve of his educational policies"
<-> disapprove

{v: arrive, get, come} reach a destination ; arrive by movement or progress
"She arrived home at 7 o'clock"
"She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
<-> leave

{v: bed} put to bed
"The children were bedded at ten o'clock"

{v: catch} reach in time
"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

{v: cat} beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

{v: overdose, o.d.} dose too heavily
"The rock star overdosed and was found dead in his hotel room"

{v: prosecute} bring a criminal action against (in a trial)
"The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson"
<-> defend

{v: raise} pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth
"raise your `o'"

{v: report} announce one's presence
"I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"


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