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Word List: O-S

obvious

Word List: O-S

when something is clear or easily understood

It’s obvious that we’re late. Everyone is already in their seats, and the professor has started lecturing.

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oddball

Word List: O-S

someone or something that is different from others or strange in some particular way

That guy standing over there with the brown and purple cap is such an oddball.

oftentimes

Word List: O-S

lots of times

Oftentimes we go to the park on Sundays.

old money

Word List: O-S

money that was left from a rich, deceased family member

I don’t have to worry so much about paying my bills because I’m still using old money.

open sesame

Word List: O-S

a phrase that comes from Arabic that means to open something in a magical way -- now used for fun

I said, “Open sesame!,” and the door opened.

opt out

Word List: O-S

using your option to choose not to do something

I opted out of doing the extra credit assignments because I already had an A.

ought to

Word List: O-S

should

You ‘otta’ practice using English every day.  Also, be sure to check out www.easyeverydayenglish.com to get better at your conversational English.  It's really helpful.

out of control/out of hand

Word List: O-S

things are becoming bigger than planned or desired

I’ve been making a list of who we want to invite to our wedding, but my mom says the guest list is getting out of control.

outnumber

Word List: O-S

one side has more than the other

The guys on the team outnumber the girls 5 to 1.

overboard

Word List: O-S

doing way more than you need to do

She really went overboard when buying the decorations for the graduation event.