pernicious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pernicious
word can be divided like per+nicious..nicious when pronounced sounds like noxious...so noxious.. ..so something harmful.....
it has root nec/nox..in it....means to harm..so per(PERTAINING TO)+nIC/NEC..MEANS HARM..SOMETHING PERTAINING TO HARM U.
Pernicious sounds like vicious in the end which means very harmful
sounds like perish- something that is very destructive will make you perish
pernicious:it sounds like punish us..means it punish us..so it is very harmful..
Something pern-icious is vi-cious and can do-you-harm...
PREjudicial + vICIOUS = PERNICIOUS.
<B>Pernicious anemia</B> is a form of anemia that was, for a long time, always extremely harmful and most of the time fatal.
[my GRE book defined this as "extremely harmful; potentially causing death" So my mnemonic is: PERhaps we should not picNIC next to PERN's noxIOUS thread. -- ref. to Anne McCathy's Dragon Series.
Ne +Sus :Negative Sauce,so negative sauce has a harmful effect on our health
PER NIC(nikki)thO US(our) friend hai.how can he b so harmful
pern rhymes with fern which is harmful and can cause death!