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nefarious

Short Definition : very wicked

Definition
(adj) extremely wicked
Synonyms : villainous
Example Sentence
  • nefarious schemes
  • a villainous plot
  • a villainous band of thieves
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nefarious

this sounds like ne(nephew)+farious(furious)..so your nephew is very furious or cruel or violent

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ne(NO) + fairy + US: No good character like a fairy among us but an exact opposite i.e. a wicked person

Ne(ver) Fair(ious) - Always Bad

hindi:: key fairy wala this fairy wala who was selling ballons to children is "very wicked"

in movies villan is so far fro hero being so wicked.

:NEFARIOUS=NE(Not)+FARIOUS(Furious). Nefarious is NOT just FURIOUS but a criminal.

nefarious ->nephew not fair to ous its wicked doing

this sounds like ne(nephew)+farious(furious)..so your nephew is very furious.

It's from latin origin, Nefarious= Nefar/s- Wrong(Ne-not+far/s-Divine(law)+ous- to us

ne(no) fari(fari wala io(come) us i.e my brother steal the all goods of the poor fari wala as profession he is a thief & very wicked.

negate

Short Definition : cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation

Definition
(verb) be in contradiction with
Synonyms : belie contradict
Definition
(verb) deny the truth of
Synonyms : contradict contravene
Definition
(verb) prove negative; show to be false
Synonyms : contradict
Definition
(verb) make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
Example Sentence
  • Her optimism neutralizes his gloom
  • This action will negate the effect of my efforts
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for negate

ne=no + gate=door, so there is no entrance through that door

NO gate so No existence...wtf!!

negate sounds similar to negotiate,,,cancel out

negate sounds like negotiate, so nullify

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 )

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.

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

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

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

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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.

ne(ur) me sis -> taking revenge

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

new pot of briyani for nephew favoritism

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