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negligence

Short Definition : neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care

Definition
(noun) failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
Definition
(noun) the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
Synonyms : neglect , neglectfulness

negligible

Short Definition : so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded

Definition
(adj) so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
Example Sentence
  • the effect was negligible

Definition
(adj) not worth considering
Synonyms : paltry , trifling
Example Sentence
  • he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
  • piffling efforts
  • a trifling matter

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for negligible

NEGLect it because it's not (><) GIB (big )
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by lc0ld0nl

nemesis

Short Definition : someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis

Definition
(noun) (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
Definition
(noun) something causing misery or death
Synonyms : bane , curse , scourge
Example Sentence
  • the bane of my life

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nemesis

not+my+sis hence wants to take revenge..my sister wouldn't have been the cause of my downfall.
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by nehaMD

Genesis(the old testament, bible) tells us to refrain from nemesis
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by anshulnirvana

ne(any)-mesi(mystery)so is there any mystery is present
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by amit1912

I will take revenge on her, I will become the Name for Misery - a Nemesis to her
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by shalnew

nemesis:- north east(ne for north east)india has(me for has) seven sister states where ancient tribal people are become terrorist to get their right back from the outsider who occupied there later and become the wealthy & pwrful.
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by shaktipada

ne(ur) me sis -> taking revenge
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by sansecretcp

neologism

Short Definition : new or newly coined word or phrase

Definition
(noun) a newly invented word or phrase
Synonyms : coinage , neology

Definition
(noun) the act of inventing a word or phrase
Synonyms : coinage , neology

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for neologism

'neo' means 'new' and 'logos' means 'word'; so 'neologism' means inventing new word.
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by Born2GRE

the word neo means new.... which gives the meaning!!!
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by arvind_4

neophyte

Short Definition : recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant

Definition
(noun) a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
Definition
(noun) any new participant in some activity
Definition
(noun) a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
Synonyms : catechumen

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for neophyte

split the word into "neo = the matrix hero" and "phyte = fight". Thus neo fights in matrix movie as a beginner or new commer to save the revolution.
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by anshAVI

neo+phyte ~ new + fight; A new member or beginner always has to fight to establish his own identity.
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by nehaMD

NEW(neo)+FAITH(phyte)....a person who has faith in new religion is a neophyte
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by nileshdive

NEO(phyte) sounds like new...so someone who is new at some thing and learning it...
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by shashank.workmail

new + fight = the last rule of Fight Club is, if its your first night, then you have to fight
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by friendofafriend

nepotism

Short Definition : favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew

Definition
(noun) favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nepotism

ne + poti + sm ~ poti (grand-daughter) .. every grand father shows favoritism for his grand daughter.
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by nehaMD

(Tag: Hindi) ne + poti + sm ~ poti (grand-daughter) .. every grand father shows favoritism for his grand daughter.
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by saravpreet.302

What Mallu/Conga/Gulti HR managers DO in IT industry (favoring people from their place)
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by srinathshetty

Nepotism - The great leader "Nepolean" devoid of giving preference to his kins or relations.
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by ramnar85

Nepotism comes from the Italian term "nepote", meaning "nephew (someone's relative)". Nepotism deals with the hiring of relatives.
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by editor1

new pot of briyani for nephew favoritism
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by sansecretcp

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