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Short Definition : worthless; futile

(adj) of no real value
Example Sentence
  • a nugatory law

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nugatory

No+guarantee, i.e a product which has no guarantee, is worthless.
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by heartbeat143kvc

almost sounds like New+Gay+Tree.which is futile because gays wont have a nice family tree.(NO OFFENSE whatsoever).. (Should be original)
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by Administrator

nugat..sounds like NEGLET..and something which can be neglected is ALWAYS WORTHLESS AND FUTILE.
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by preetisoni2411

no gate entry = dont let that guy enter the gate as he is no good
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by friendofafriend

Nugatory can be related to negatory or 'negation'..which means nullify or worthless
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by jobin_mathew

it sounds like gutter which is of no use
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by 1.6k

sounds like nugget - a chunk of something ussually gold, just imagine a worthless piece of gold!
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by own1221

nugatory (hindi)= nuga( nunga ) + tory (tree) = so nunga tree withous any fruits has no value at all
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by rajpt_007

1970's Citizens Band radio slang for "negative" was NEGATORY-Good-Buddy. CB's were replaced by cell phones and now their use is NUGATORY (futile, of no use).
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by logintel

nu=new;gate=gatory...even though a new gate is fixed in the appartment..ppl still use the old the new gate is serving no purpose and is useless...
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by chetanhyd007

nugatory-> nuts gated, worthless night
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by sansecretcp


Short Definition : make invalid; make null; invalidate

(verb) declare invalid
Synonyms : annul , avoid , invalidate , quash , void
Example Sentence
  • The contract was annulled
  • void a plea

(verb) show to be invalid
Synonyms : invalidate

(verb) make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
Synonyms : negate , neutralise , neutralize
Example Sentence
  • Her optimism neutralizes his gloom
  • This action will negate the effect of my efforts

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nullify

the NU in nullify can represent numb, which is loss of feeling. This leads to less importance.
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by itspossible

Null means 'zero' its easy!
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by jobin_mathew


Short Definition : person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals

(noun) a collector and student of money (and coins in particular)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for numismatist

numismatist = numis (means numbers.. there are numbers on all coins..) and stasis ~ store
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by muffisoni

num+kismat=kismat changes wid money n having its number MORE..COLLECTION
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by swaroop2804

numis ~ number + stasis ~ store
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by friendofafriend

new + kismat == u will have new kismat if u collect money
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by gredesai

num+is+mat-> number of coins in mat full( coins collector)
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by sansecretcp


Short Definition : related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony

(adj) of or relating to a wedding
Synonyms : bridal , spousal
Example Sentence
  • bridal procession
  • nuptial day
  • spousal rites
  • wedding cake
  • marriage vows

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nuptial

New Tail. For girls, marriage is freedom (a new tail, so to say). For poor guys, its like their tails being cut off.
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by subhasish

nuptial = N + U + Pti (husband)+ al ( kal=tomorrow)= if u will do marriage tommorrow N U become husband.
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by rajpt_007

it sounds like guptil cricketer of newzland who married recently
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by gopikrish2000

nupital----nainital.hillstation for could be related to marriage also
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by sagardoshi63

nuptial ->nice up bfr all related to marriage ceremony
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by sansecretcp

sounds like navtal tala when a person gets married its like locking him
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by saurabh82del

: new + petal : after marriage your wife will be the new petal of your life
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by divine_sword


Short Definition : suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone

(noun) one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
(noun) a woman who is the custodian of children
Synonyms : nanny , nursemaid

(verb) try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
Example Sentence
  • He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs

(verb) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
Synonyms : entertain , harbor , harbour , hold
Example Sentence
  • bear a grudge
  • entertain interesting notions
  • harbor a resentment

(verb) serve as a nurse; care for sick or handicapped people
(verb) treat carefully
Example Sentence
  • He nursed his injured back by lying in bed several hours every afternoon
  • He nursed the flowers in his garden and fertilized them regularly

(verb) give suck to
Example Sentence
  • The wetnurse suckled the infant
  • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places


Short Definition : nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing

(noun) the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
Synonyms : raising , rearing

(noun) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
Example Sentence
  • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

(verb) help develop, help grow
Synonyms : foster
Example Sentence
  • nurture his talents

(verb) bring up
Synonyms : bring up , parent , raise , rear
Example Sentence
  • raise a family
  • bring up children

(verb) provide with nourishment
Synonyms : nourish , sustain
Example Sentence
  • We sustained ourselves on bread and water
  • This kind of food is not nourishing for young children

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nurture

Dont torture but please nurture
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by ashishpowani

nourish mans to supply with food in order to GOW AND DEVELOP
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by nikhilparasher

feeding from nature!!
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by amirhossein.ghods

nursery class teacher nourish, feed, educate, rear, care for while it is growing or developing, foster, cultivate.
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by sansecretcp

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