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oddball - noun a person with an unusual or odd personality

  • oddish - adj. somewhat strange

  • oddity - noun a strange attitude or habit; eccentricity that is not easily explained; something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

  • oddly - adv. in a manner differing from the usual or expected; in a strange manner

  • oddment - noun something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting; a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

  • oddments - noun a motley assortment of things

  • oddness - noun the parity of odd numbers (not divisible by two); eccentricity that is not easily explained

  • odds - noun the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring; the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another

  • odiously - adv. in an offensive and hateful manner

  • odiousness - noun the quality of being offensive

  • odist - noun a poet who writes odes

  • odobenidae - noun walruses and extinct forms

  • odobenus - noun type genus of the Odobenidae: walruses

  • odocoileus - noun North American deer

  • odonata - noun dragonflies and damselflies

  • odontalgia - noun an ache localized in or around a tooth

  • odontaspididae - noun sand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae

  • odontaspis - noun type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks

  • odontiasis - noun the eruption through the gums of baby teeth

  • odontoceti - noun toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales

  • odontoglossum - noun any of numerous and diverse orchids of the genus Odontoglossum having racemes of few to many showy usually large flowers in many colors

  • odontology - noun the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

  • odontophorus - noun genus of Central and South American crested partridges resembling quails; sometimes placed in a distinct subfamily or isolated in a distinct family

  • odor - noun any property detected by the olfactory system; the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

  • odoriferous - adj. having a natural fragrance; emitting an odor; giving off an odor; morally offensive

  • odorize - verb cause to smell or be smelly

  • odorless - adj. having no odor

  • oecanthus - noun tree crickets

  • oecumenic - adj. concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions

  • oecumenical - adj. of worldwide scope or applicability; concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions

  • oedogoniaceae - noun filamentous green algae

  • oedogoniales - noun simple or branched filamentous freshwater green algae

  • oedogonium - noun type genus of Oedogoniaceae; freshwater green algae having long unbranched filaments; usually free-floating when mature

  • oenanthe - noun wheatears; poisonous herbs: water dropworts

  • oenologist - noun a specialist in wine making

  • oenology - noun the art of wine making

  • oenomel - noun wine mixed with honey

  • oenophilist - noun a connoisseur of fine wines; a grape nut

  • oenothera - noun chiefly North American herbs with usually nocturnal flowers

  • oesophagus - noun the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

  • oestradiol - noun the most powerful female hormone that occurs naturally; synthesized and used to treat estrogen deficiency and breast cancer

  • oestridae - noun warble flies

  • oestriol - noun a naturally occurring estrogenic hormone; a synthetic form is used to treat estrogen deficiency

  • oestrus - noun type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies; applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

  • offended - adj. hurt or upset

  • offender - noun a person who transgresses moral or civil law

  • offense - noun the action of attacking an enemy; the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score; a crime less serious than a felony; a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others; a feeling of anger caused by being offended

  • offenseless - adj. incapable of offending or attacking

  • offensively - adv. in an aggressive manner; in an obnoxious manner; in an unpleasantly offensive manner

  • offensiveness - noun the quality of being offensive

  • offerer - noun someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection

  • offering - noun money contributed to a religious organization; the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity; something offered (as a proposal or bid); the verbal act of offering

  • offeror - noun someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection

  • offhanded - adj. casually thoughtless or inconsiderate; with little or no preparation or forethought; adv. in a casually inconsiderate manner; without previous thought or preparation

  • offhandedly - adv. in a casually inconsiderate manner; without previous thought or preparation

  • officer - noun a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust; a member of a police force; verb direct or command as an officer

  • officialese - noun the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure

  • officialize - verb make official

  • officially - adv. in an official role; with official authorization

  • officiant - noun a clergyman who officiates at a religious ceremony or service

  • officiation - noun the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty; the act of umpiring

  • officiously - adv. in an officious manner

  • officiousness - noun aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation

  • offing - noun the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area; the near or foreseeable future

  • offish - adj. lacking cordiality; unfriendly

  • ofo - noun a Siouan language spoken by the Ofo; a member of the Siouan people living in the Yazoo river valley in Mississippi

  • oftenness - noun the number of occurrences within a given time period

  • ofttimes - adv. many times at short intervals

  • ogcocephalidae - noun batfishes: sluggish bottom-dwelling spiny fishes

  • ogee - noun a molding that (in section) has the shape of an S with the convex part above and the concave part below

  • ogive - noun front consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere

  • oglala - noun a Siouan language spoken by the Oglala; a member of the Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux and who formerly inhabited the Black Hills of western South Dakota

  • ogler - noun a viewer who gives a flirtatious or lewd look at another person

  • ohioan - noun a native or resident of Ohio

  • ohmage - noun the ohmic resistance of a conductor

  • oilbird - noun nocturnal fruit-eating bird of South America that has fatty young yielding an oil that is used instead of butter

  • oilcan - noun a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery

  • oiled - adj. treated with oil

  • oiler - noun a worker who oils engines or machinery; a cargo ship designed to carry crude oil in bulk; a well that yields or has yielded oil

  • oilfish - noun very large deep-water snake mackerel

  • oiliness - noun smug self-serving earnestness; consisting of or covered with oil

  • oilpaper - noun paper that has been made translucent and waterproof by soaking in oil

  • oilskin - noun a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof

  • oilstone - noun a whetstone for use with oil

  • oilstove - noun heater that burns oil (as kerosine) for heating or cooking

  • oireachtas - noun the parliament of the Irish Free State

  • ojibwa - noun the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa; a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior

  • ojibway - noun the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa; a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior

  • oka - noun a Turkish liquid unit equal to 3 pints; a Turkish unit of weight equal to about 75 pounds; South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers

  • okapi - noun similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs

  • okapia - noun okapis

  • oklahoman - noun a native or resident of Oklahoma

  • okra - noun tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus; long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant; long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews

  • older - adj. old in experience; advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables); used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son

  • oldish - adj. somewhat elderly

  • oldness - noun the quality of being old; the opposite of newness; the opposite of youngness

  • oldwife - noun a common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States; tropical Atlantic fish

  • olea - noun evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits

  • oleaceae - noun trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac

  • oleaceous - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of trees or shrubs of the olive family

  • oleaginous - adj. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

  • oleaginousness - noun smug self-serving earnestness; consisting of or covered with oil

  • olearia - noun large genus of Australian evergreen shrubs or small trees with large daisylike flowers

  • oleaster - noun any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus having silver-white twigs and yellow flowers followed by olivelike fruits

  • olecranon - noun process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended

  • olefine - noun any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon

  • olein - noun a naturally occuring glyceride of oleic acid that is found in fats and oils

  • oleo - noun a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

  • oleoresin - noun a naturally occurring mixture of a resin and an essential oil; obtained from certain plants

  • olfaction - noun the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

  • olfactive - adj. of or relating to olfaction

  • olibanum - noun an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

  • oligarch - noun one of the rulers in an oligarchy

  • oligarchical - adj. of or relating to or supporting or characteristic of an oligarchy

  • oligocene - noun from 40 million to 25 million years ago; appearance of sabertoothed cats

  • oligochaeta - noun earthworms

  • oligochaete - noun hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body

  • oligodendroglia - noun tissue consisting of glial cells with sheetlike processes that form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers

  • oligomenorrhea - noun abnormally light or infrequent menstruation

  • oligospermia - noun insufficient spermatozoa in the semen

  • oliguria - noun production of an abnormally small amount of urine; abnormally small production of urine; can be a symptom of kidney disease or obstruction of the urinary tract or edema or an imbalance of fluids and electrolytes in the body

  • olivenite - noun rare green to black mineral consisting of hydrated copper arsenate that is found in copper deposits

  • olla - noun leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper

  • olm - noun European aquatic salamander with permanent external gills that lives in caves

  • ology - noun an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge

  • olympiad - noun one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC; the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country

  • olympian - adj. of or pertaining to the greater gods of ancient Greece whose abode was Mount Olympus; of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants; far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters; noun a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans; an athlete who participates in the Olympic games

  • olympus - noun a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)

  • omani - adj. of or relating to Oman or its people; noun a native or inhabitant of Oman

  • omasum - noun the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant

  • omelette - noun beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly

  • omentum - noun a fold of peritoneum supporting the viscera

  • ominously - adv. in an ominous manner

  • omissible - adj. capable of being left out

  • omissive - adj. characterized by omissions

  • ommastrephes - noun extremely active cylindrical squid with short strong arms and large rhombic terminal fins

  • ommatidium - noun any of the numerous small cone-shaped eyes that make up the compound eyes of some arthropods

  • ommiad - noun the first dynasty of Arab caliphs whose capital was Damascus

  • omnifarious - adj. of all varieties or forms or kinds

  • omnipotence - noun the state of being omnipotent; having unlimited power

  • omnipresence - noun the state of being everywhere at once (or seeming to be everywhere at once)

  • omnirange - noun a navigational system consisting of a network of radio beacons that provide aircraft with information about exact position and bearing

  • omniscience - noun the state of being omniscient; having infinite knowledge

  • omnivore - noun an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances; a person who eats all kinds of foods

  • omnivorous - adj. feeding on both plants and animals

  • omophagia - noun the eating of raw food

  • omphalocele - noun protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth

  • omphalos - noun scar where the umbilical cord was attached

  • omphaloskepsis - noun contemplation of one's navel

  • omphalus - noun scar where the umbilical cord was attached

  • onager - noun Asiatic wild ass; medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles

  • onagraceae - noun a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales

  • onanism - noun a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation; manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure

  • onanist - noun a person who practices masturbation

  • onchocerciasis - noun infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America

  • oncidium - noun any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers; often grown as houseplants

  • oncologic - adj. of or relating to or practicing oncology

  • oncological - adj. of or relating to or practicing oncology

  • oncorhynchus - noun Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon

  • ondatra - noun muskrats

  • oneiric - adj. of or relating to or suggestive of dreams

  • oneiromancer - noun someone who divines through the interpretation of dreams

  • oneiromancy - noun divination through the interpretation of dreams

  • oneness - noun the quality of being united into one

  • onerously - adv. in an onerous manner

  • onerousness - noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty

  • onionskin - noun a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies

  • oniscidae - noun a family of Isopoda

  • oniscus - noun type genus of the Oniscidae; woodlice that cannot roll into a ball

  • onobrychis - noun genus of Old World herbs having pinnate leaves and pink or whites racemose flowers followed by flat unjointed pods

  • onoclea - noun one species: sensitive fern; in some classifications included in Polypodiaceae

  • onomancy - noun divination by the letters of a name

  • onomastic - adj. of or related to onomastics

  • onomasticon - noun a list of proper nouns naming persons or places

  • onomatomania - noun obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness

  • onomatopoeical - adj. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound

  • onomatopoetic - adj. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound; of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia

  • ononis - noun genus of European subshrubs or herbs having pink or purple or yellow solitary or clustered flowers: restharrow

  • onopordon - noun a genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Compositae with prickly foliage and large purplish flowers

  • onosmodium - noun a genus of North American perennial herbs of the family Boraginaceae

  • onshore - adj. on the edge of the land; (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land; adv. on or toward the land

  • onside - adj. not offside; being within the prescribed area of play

  • ontogenesis - noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

  • ontogenetic - adj. of or relating to the origin and development of individual organisms

  • ontological - adj. of or relating to ontology

  • onwards - adv. in a forward direction

  • onychium - noun small terrestrial ferns of Old World tropics and subtropics: claw ferns; sometimes placed in family Cryptogrammataceae

  • onycholysis - noun separation of a nail from its normal attachment to the nail bed

  • onychophora - noun enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and

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