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Orwellian.adjective
of, relating to or evocative of the works of George Orwell (pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair 1903-1950), especially the satirical book and movie 1984, which depicts a futuristic totalitarian state; Orwell said."He who controls the past controls the future and he who controls the present, controls the past."
   Orwell was born in Motihari, India and was educated in England at Eton College. He served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma (now known as Myanmar) from 1922 to 1927, when he returned to England. In poor health and striving to become a writer, he lived for several years in poverty, first in Paris and then in London. Out of this experience came his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), an account of the sordid conditions of the homeless poor. Burmese Days (1934), an indictment of imperialism, is also largely autobiographical. In 1936 Orwell joined the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The description of his experiences, in Homage to Catalonia (1938), forms one of the most moving accounts of this war ever written. Also belonging to this period is The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), a harrowing report on the conditions of unemployed coal miners in the north of England.
   When Orwell resigned from his position in Burma, he resolved to speak out against the domination of any person over another. His condemnation of totalitarian.society is expressed in the brilliantly witty allegorical fable Animal Farm (1945) and in the satirical novel Nineteen Eightyfour (1949). The latter presents a terrifying picture of life under the constant surveillance of 'Big Brother'.
   Among Orwell's other writings, all basically autobiographical, are the novel Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936); Shooting an Elephant and Other Essays (1950), considered models of expository prose and Such, Such Were the Joys (1953), recalling the hardships of his school days. The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell was published in four volumes in 1968. ...Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

opportunistic.adjective
taking immediate.advantage, often dishonestly, of any circumstance of possible.benefit

opportunist.noun
one who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences
opportunism.noun

opportunity.noun,.plural.opportunities
an opportunity is a situation in which it is possible for you to do something that you want to do, something that adds to you in some way; a favorable or advantageous.circumstance or combination of circumstances; a favorable or suitable.occasion or time; a chance for progress or advancement

opportune.adjective
suited or right for a particular purpose (an opportune place to make camp); occurring at a fitting or advantageous time (an opportune arrival; an opportune moment) 
opportunely.adverb
opportuneness.noun

ornery, ornerier, orneriest.adjectives
mean.spirited, disagreeable and contrary in disposition, such as.ancient.king Benhadad was:.1Kings 20:1-28; cantankerous
orneriness.noun

onerous.adjective
troublesome or oppressive; excessively.burdensome; entailing.obligations that seemingly.exceed.advantages
onerously.adverb
onerousness.noun

otherwise.adverb
in another way; differently (she thought otherwise); under other circumstances.(otherwise I might have helped); in other respects (an otherwise logical.mind)
otherwise.adjective
other than supposed; different (the evidence is otherwise)
other.adjective
being the remaining one of two or more (the other ear); being the remaining ones of several (his other books are still in storage); of a different time or era either future or past (other centuries; other generations); additional; extra (I have no other shoes); opposite or contrary; reverse (the other side); alternate; second (every other day); of the recent past (just the other day)
other.noun,.plural.others
the remaining one of two or more (one took a taxi and the other walked home); the remaining ones of several (ater her departure the others resumed the discussion); a different person or thing (one hurricane after the other); an additional person or thing (how many others are expected to come)
other.adverb
in another way; otherwise; differently (she performed other than the standard way and it worked perfectly)

obliterate, obliterated, obliterating, obliterates.transitive verbs
to do away with completely so as to leave no trace; abolish; to wipe out, rub off or erase
obliterative.adjective
obliteration, obliterator.nouns,.plurals.obliterations, obliterators

oppose, opposed, opposing, opposes.verbs
you say that two ideas or systems are opposed when they are opposite to each other or very different from each other (ideas producing policies diametrically opposed to benefitting mankind; you use 'as opposed to' when you want to make it clear that you are talking about one particular thing and not something else (we ate in the restaurant, as opposed to the bistro)
transitive verb use.to be in contention or conflict with; to be resistant to (the ego avoids new ideas if they require effort to implement); to place opposite in contrast or counterbalance
intransitive verb use.to act or be in opposition
as opposed to
in contrast with, against in comparison, as contrasted with, rather than, instead of

opposable.adjective
possible to oppose or resist; that can be placed opposite something else (the thumb is an opposable digit)
opposability.noun,.plural.opposabilities
opposer.noun,.plural.opposers

opposite.adjective
placed or located directly across from something else or from each other (opposite sides of a building; opposite sides of a coin); facing the other way; moving or tending away from each other (opposite directions); altogether different, as in nature, quality, or significance (the effect of the medication was opposite to that intended)
opposite.noun,.plural.opposites
one that is opposite or contrary to another; an opponent or antagonist; an antonym
opposite.adverb
in an opposite position (they sat opposite at the table)
opposite.preposition
across from or facing (parked the car opposite the store); in a complementary dramatic role to (he played opposite her)
oppositely.adverb
oppositeness.noun

opposition.noun
the act of opposing or resisting; the condition of being in conflict; antagonism
oppositional.adjective

opponent.noun,.plural.opponents
one that opposes another or others in a battle, contest, controversy or debate
opponent.adjective
acting against an antagonist or opposing force
opponency.noun

option.noun,.plural.options
the act of choosing; choice; the power or freedom to choose; the exclusive right, usually obtained for a fee, to buy or sell something within a specified time at a set price; something chosen or available as a choice; an item or a feature that may be chosen to replace or enhance standard equipment, as in a car
option, optioned, optioning, options.transitive verbs
to acquire or grant an option on

outset.noun
the beginning; the start; an initial.stage, as of an activity

offset.noun
an agent, an element or a thing that balances, counteracts or compensates for something else; one thing set off or developed from something else; the start or initial.stage; the outset; an unintentional or faulty transfer of wet ink from a printed sheet to another surface in contact with it; also called setoff; Offset printing
offset, offset, offsetting, offsets.verbs
transitive verb use.to counterbalance, counteract.or.compensate for (fringe benefits designed to offset low salaries)
Printing:.to cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear on another surface; to produce by offset printing
intransitive verb use.to develop, project or be situated as an offset
Printing:.to become marked by or cause an unintentional transfer of ink
offset.adverb.and.adjective

offspring.noun,.plural.offspring
the progeny or descendants of a person, considered as a group or an animal or a plant, also considered as a group; a result; a product

obstruct, obstructed, obstructing, obstructs.transitive verbs
to block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle; block; to impede, retard.or.interfere with; hinder.(obstructed the progress); to get in the way of
obstructor.or.obstructer.noun,.plural.obstructors.or.obstructers
obstructively.adverb
obstructive.adjective
obstructiveness.noun
obstruction.noun,.plural.obstructions
one that obstructs; an obstacle; the act or an instance of obstructing; the condition of being obstructed; the act of causing a delay

obstacle.noun,.plural.obstacles
something or someone that opposes, stands in the way of or holds up progress; an obstruction, bar, barrier, block, hindrance, impediment

officer.noun,.plural.officers
one who holds an office of authority in an organization which has given authority to someone working for it, such as a corporation or government (a police officer {one from the office of the police corporation} charged with corporate policy.enforcement); one who holds a commission in the armed forces; a person licensed in the merchant marine as master, mate, chief engineer or assistant engineer

office.noun,.plural.offices
a place for management of activities, such as in business, clerical or professional work (a good idea is to have an office in the home for the general.necessities of its controlling; the personnel in an office of business); a duty or function assigned to; a position of authority, duty or trust given to a person, as in a government or corporation (the office of vice president); a subdivision of a governmental department (the U.S.A. Patent Office); a major executive division of a government (the British Home Office; a public position (seeking office in local government)

offshoot.noun,.plural.offshoots
something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source; a branch
Botany:.a lateral.shoot from the main stem of a plant

offish.adjective
inclined to be distant and reserved; aloof
offishly.adverb
offishness.noun

ogre.noun,.plural.ogres
a person who is felt to be particularly.cruel, brutish or hideous in appearance; a giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats human beings
ogreish.adjective

of.preposition
derivedor coming from; originating at or from (men of the north); caused by; resulting from; a way from; at a distance from (a mile east of here); so as to be separated or relieved from (robbed of one's dignity; cured of anger); give of one's time; two of her friends; most of the cases; composed or made from (a dress of silk); a man of your religion; the rungs of a ladder; a person of honor; very nice of you; a basket of groceries; a depth of ten feet; the Garden of Eden; a love of horses; products of the vine; a year of great weather; think highly of her proposals; will speak of it later; slow of speech; a day of rest; before; until (five minutes of two)

offish.adjective
inclined to be distant and reserved; aloof
offishly.adverb
offishness.noun

offbeat.noun
if you describe.something or someone as offbeat, you think that they are different from normal
offbeat.adjective
not conforming to an ordinary.type or pattern; unconventional (offbeat humor)
Music:.an unaccented beat in a measure

off.adverb
if something is taken off something else or moves off it, it is no longer touching that thing (he took his feet off the desk; I took the key for the room off a rack above her head; she wiped the lipstick off his face with his handkerchief); from a place or position (then he drove off); at a certain distance in space or time (a mile off; a week off; his watch shows time 2 minutes off); from a given course or route; aside (swerved off into a ditch); into a state of unconsciousness (I must have dozed off); so as to be no longer on, attached or connected (shaved off his mustache); so as to be divided (marked off the playing field by yards); so as to be no longer continuing, operating or functioning (switched off the radio); so as to be completely removed, finished or eliminated (kill off the mice); so as to be smaller, fewer or less (sales dropped off); so as to be away from work or duty (they took a day off); offstage; detach, remove (she broke off a small piece of orange and held it out to him; his exhaust pipe fell offon the road)
off.adjective
distant or removed; farther (the off side of the barn); remote; slim (stopped by on the off chance that they're home); not on, attached or connected (with his shoes off); not operating or operational (the oven is off); to longer taking place; canceled (the wedding is off); slack (production was off this year); not up to standard; below a normal or satisfactory level (your pitching is off today; she had an off day at work); not accurate; incorrect (your statistical results are off); somewhat crazy; eccentric (I think that person is a little off); started on the way; going (I'm off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz); absent or away from work or duty (he's off every Tuesday); spent away from work or duty (my days off are Monday, but sometimes, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
off.preposition
so as to be removed or distant from (the bird hopped off the branch; away or relieved from (off duty); by consuming (living off locusts and honey); extending or branching out from (the tailpipe takes off from the engine); not up to the usual standard of (off his game); so as to abstain from went off white sugar and flour) 
Usage note: In Modern English the compound preposition 'off of' is best avoided (he stepped off, not off of, the platform; in its use to indicate a source, style requires 'off to be such (I borrowed it from, not off, my brother. See more Usage notes.

observe, observed, observing, observes.verbs
transitive verb use.to be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice; to watch attentively (children alert to learning); to make a systematic or scientific observation of (observe the orbit of the moon); to adhere to or abide by (observe the terms of an agreement); to keep or celebrate (a holiday, for example; observe an anniversary)
intransitive verb use.to take notice; to watch or be present without participating actively (we were invited to the conference solely to observe)
observingly.adverb
observer.noun
one that observes

observable.adjective
possible to observe (observable phenomena; an observable change in demeanor); noticeable; deserving or worthy of note; noteworthy (an observable anniversary)
observably.adverb
observable.noun
(the picture was of an interesting observable)

observant.adjective
quick to perceive or apprehend; alert (an observant driver); careful; diligent in observing a law, custom, duty or principle (observant of the speed limit)
observantly.adverb
(observantly aware of surroundings)
observance.noun,.plural.observances
the act of watching; observation ("Consider how much intellect was needed in the architect and how much observance of nature"....John Ruskin; the act or custom of keeping or celebrating a holiday or other ritual.occasion; a customary rite or ceremony; the act or practice of observing or complying with a law, custom, command or rule

observation.noun,.plural.observations
the act or faculty of observing; the fact of being observed; the act of noting and recording something, such as a phenomenon, with instruments; the result or record of such notation (a meteorological observation); a comment or remark; an inference or a judgment that is acquired from or based on observing
observational.adjective
observationally.adverb
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