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    pernicious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pernicious

    (adj) exceedingly harmful
    Synonyms : baneful , deadly , pestilent
    (adj) working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
    Synonyms : insidious , subtle
    Example Sentence
    • glaucoma is an insidious disease
    • a subtle poison
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for 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

Kitna samjhaya is ladke ko PER ye NI(nahi) CIOUS(serious) hota hai...Its harmful for him

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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...


<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!

Word used in video below:
text: it's pernicious anemia
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