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nonchalance

Short Definition : indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts

Definition
(noun) the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern
Synonyms : indifference unconcern
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nonchalance rhymes like No + Challenge , When there is no challenge, people tend not to care and there will be a casual lack of concern.

Chalan(Govt)...Fine...so unchalance..not concerned

anuj : abbey helmet to pehen le <br> me : no worries, dad is in govt. NO CHALAAN for me, <br> anuj: man don't be so nonchalance

as i remained calm and pretend not to care....there was NO CHALAN by traffic police even when i was not wearing helmet

nonchalance -> non to chalenge with me, unconcern, lack of concern, indifferent

noncommittal

Short Definition : neutral; refusing commitment to a particular opinion; unpledged; undecided

Definition
(adj) refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like
Example Sentence
  • her boyfriend was noncommittal about their future together
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for noncommittal

No commitment with any party means neutral.

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noncommittal=not +committed....hence nuetral and undecided

nondescript

Short Definition : undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd

Definition
(noun) a person is not easily classified and not very interesting Definition
(adj) lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
Synonyms : characterless
Example Sentence
  • women dressed in nondescript clothes
  • a nondescript novel
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nondescript

read it as non+describe... an ordinary object does not need to be described.

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a descriptive person is one who have quality of describing have interesting features, NONDESCRIPTive means lacking in interesting qualities

yaar describe kario jaraa<br> kya descrive karun yaar? ordinary looking hai. need not be described.

nonentity

Short Definition : person of no importance; nonexistence

Definition
(noun) the state of not existing
Synonyms : nonexistence
Definition
(noun) a person of no influence
Synonyms : cipher cypher nobody
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nonentity

nonentity sounds like no entry..... worthless people have no entry in to the college.....

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its very simple Non+Entity person with no entity is of no existence

its simple. split the word as:no identity. meaning the person has no importance.

Deken =10 , Nonen = 90 ; Nonentity :: So age of 90 people have no influence and they are worthless.

nonplus

Short Definition : put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more

Definition
(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to
Example Sentence
  • This beats me!
  • Got me--I don't know the answer!
  • a vexing problem
  • This question really stuck me
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nonplus

non-plus=subtract..and any subtraction is a loss...not knowing the cause of loss we become confused and perplexed

i got an (A_non plus) instead of an (A-) so i got confused

nonsense

Short Definition : speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail

Definition
(noun) a message that seems to convey no meaning Definition
(noun) ornamental objects of no great value Definition
(adj) having no intelligible meaning
Synonyms : nonsensical
Example Sentence
  • nonsense syllables
  • a nonsensical jumble of words
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nonsense

No+Sense = no meaning

noose

Short Definition : loop formed in a rope

Definition
(noun) a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
Synonyms : gin snare
Definition
(noun) a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled Definition
(verb) make a noose in or of Definition
(verb) secure with a noose
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for noose

noose = loose knot

like the way they pull oxen with a loop through their nose

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when u noose ur nose in cold will move forward

nostalgia

Short Definition : homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic

Definition
(noun) longing for something past
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nostalgia

nostalgia. sounds like no hostel gia.. so he feels home sick..remembers home

Relate Nostalgic with No+tragic. He is recalling his old days and thinking how his life would have been if there was no tragic plane crash that killed everyone in his family.

nostalgia-> nose tall as grand ma, homesick, longing for the past

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