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nether

Short Definition : lower; Ex. nether garments/regions

Definition
(adj) lower
Example Sentence
  • gnawed his nether lip
Definition
(adj) dwelling beneath the surface of the earth
Synonyms : chthonian chthonic
Example Sentence
  • nether regions
Definition
(adj) located below or beneath something else
Synonyms : under
Example Sentence
  • nether garments
  • the under parts of a machine
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nether

"NetherLand" is a country which is quite below and also called a Holland meaning hollow land. Hence can be remembered as "Nether"+"land"

na idhar na udhar neeche idhar i.e. nether

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NET+HER....when you keep HER(a girl) tied in a NET, you LOWER yourself morally...nether also means lower(adjective)

hither means here. nether means under.

nethe+r...nethe..sounds very near to necche....means ..below..or beneath..net+her....she HID HER SELF under the NET.........MEANS BELOW THE NET..OR BENEATH OR UNDER THE NET.....

net+her-> her lower garments in netted pattern

nether...ne/ni(means DOWN)+THER...SOMETHING WHICH DOWN OR BELOW OR BENEATHY OF SOMETHING......

sounds like nadhir(lowest point)

nettle

Short Definition : irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome

Definition
(noun) any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae) Definition
(verb) sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
Synonyms : urticate
Definition
(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Example Sentence
  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nettle

Nettle sounds like kettle. A Kettle boiling water makes a lot of noise and is therefore irriating and annoying. It also means "worried".

"net + tle, when internet is slow like turtle.... annoyed!"

nettle sounds like needle when someone is needling u, u get annoyed ,disturbed and irritated

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take NET..when tennis players hit the ball in the net they get ANNOYED

"Why are these rumors spreading online?? I hate the internet, it's really annoying me..." "Yeah, the net'll do that."

net + le >> jab tumhara dost net le bolata hai aur woh bohot slow nikalta hai, tab bohot jaan pe aati hai.. we get annoyed over friend and irritated while surfing the net..

Noisy like Kettle (Imagine a kettle which is burning and making alot of noise)->irritating;annoying

keep on putting nettle in my finger got irritated,annoy, vex

nexus

Short Definition : connection

Definition
(noun) the means of connection between things linked in series
Synonyms : link
Definition
(noun) a connected series or group
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nexus

there is connection in between we and next to us.

remember naxalites. They have groups and connections with each other.

it originates from "net".. since a network connects things..

con-NEX-ion

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Google -- connected to android.. So their phone name nexus

think of Lexus SUV's >> they are big in space so a group of people can sit in it...

samsung NEXUS having good 3g CONNECTION

nib

Short Definition : beak(bill); pen point

Definition
(noun) the writing point of a pen
Synonyms : pen nib
Definition
(noun) horny projecting mouth of a bird
Synonyms : beak bill neb pecker

nicety

Short Definition : precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties

Definition
(noun) conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety
Synonyms : justness rightness
Example Sentence
  • it was performed with justness and beauty
Definition
(noun) a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
Example Sentence
  • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
  • don't argue about shades of meaning
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nicety

break nicety as 'nice'& 'ty' as 'tea' so its 'nice tea' that means it has perfect taste and is distinct from the others.

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nicety-> nice+tea= accurate sugar and tea powder.

niggardly

Short Definition : meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person

Definition
(adj) petty or reluctant in giving or spending
Synonyms : grudging scrimy
Example Sentence
  • a niggardly tip
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for niggardly

nigar khan dont spend money on clothes jst spend on bikini hehehehe

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nigg+HARDLY....he Hardly spends money

ni(nahi) gar(ghar or home) jiske pass ghar nahi hai woh toh reluctant hoga hi!

niggardly=ni+ggar+hardly(sounds like beggar)who is stingy yet times

ni+gard= night gard ke pass spend karne ke liye rupe nahi hote hai

nigger + ly = a nigger(a black)has no money means he is stingy

Nig(kinda like Pick)+gardly(kinda like Hardly);therefore,someone who HARDLY PICK up a check, stingy,miser

taking out is nick purse is hardly rarer, stingy

niggle

Short Definition : spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling

Definition
(verb) worry unnecessarily or excessively
Synonyms : fret fuss
Example Sentence
  • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now
Definition
(verb) argue over petty things
Example Sentence
  • Let's not quibble over pennies
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for niggle

niggle: sounds like a new girls..who is worrying too much about her first day in college.

itna mat soch.....jaldi say doc ne di huee goli NIGGLE ja...dont NIGGLE over it too much..............:D

Niggle rhymes well with word "Nikal" in hindi..Imagine u have found fault in ur friends nature and you ask him/her to go out of the house.."Nikaal" jaao mere ghar se.

nigal(hindi) when we are in hurry to spend time on minor details we take our food quickly(nigalna)

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now a days i NIGGLE too much over google...........:D

to niggle in hindi to eat (khana), these kind of people take much more time in doing things i.e. they niggle time as food

vickel(niggle) - spend too much of time on minor

if a new girls arrive at school, all girls gather around to 1. find faults about her, and the new girl 2. worries if people will like her

niggle=N(Not)+eagle , means not like eagle as eagle planned everything in big terms.

She niggled with the principal as she is niggling about his child’s future because he gets occasional niggles in his stomach

nihilist

Short Definition : one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruc

Definition
(noun) someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief Definition
(noun) an advocate of anarchism
Synonyms : anarchist syndicalist
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nihilist

Nihilist sounds like annihilate. A nihilist wants to annihilate all religious beliefs.

Nihi= nahi+ list, so social rules are not in these people list

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take the NIL part of it...NIHLISTS are people who consider everything NIL....or in other words, who has a tendency not nullify/destroy everything..

nihilist sounds like anhil which means to destroy !

if yu are in selection list you feel hil.It is traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless.

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