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    penury - Dictionary definition and meaning for word penury

    Definition
    (noun) a state of extreme poverty or destitution
    Example Sentence
    • their indigence appalled him
    • a general state of need exists among the homeless
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for penury

pen+ru(pee).........no rupee to buy a pen

pen (penny) + ury (uri means ud gayi in hindi) means penny penny ud gayi matlab poverty

in telugu ury means hanging urself,so no mny to buy a pen also so ury veskunadu

penniless

penury sounds like pisinari in telugu language which means very stingy to spend money or even poor

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Imagine a poor person dropping all his PENNIES in a men's bathroom and some of them roll into the URNAL.

Penury-Consider the person who puts Urine in pen istead of ink beacause of his poverty

pen + udhaari.. so much poverty that one has to take pen on "udhaar"

PEN UR EHW your pen is so cheap shows your poverty

penury = live in manure

penury-pe(e)+noorie ,because you nooiri is ver poor

pen + ury(sounds noorie) >>> noorie doesn have money to buy a pen also.. she is that poor...

penury -peon which is the low post holder in the office ,so has to spend his life in the poverty

doesnt have any peny!!

pe is a rich person who usually "pe" on nooriie who belongs to poor family

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