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Short Definition : V-shaped cut in a surface; V.

(noun) a V-shaped indentation
Example Sentence
  • mandibular notch
(noun) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
Synonyms : mountain pass pass
Example Sentence
  • we got through the pass before it started to snow
(noun) a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface
Example Sentence
  • there were four notches in the handle of his revolver
(noun) a small cut
Synonyms : nick snick
(verb) cut or make a notch into
Example Sentence
  • notch the rope
(verb) notch a surface to record something
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for notch

when u noch someone (pinch) you make a V with your fingers

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Notch-> nose shape V shape

Notch - V cut blouse la figure notchchunu irukku...


Short Definition : disrepute; ill fame

(noun) the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
Synonyms : ill fame
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for notoriety

root word is notorious means mischievous. so "notor" in the word specify defamity..illfame

note(money) became cause of a riot in a city is bad publicity for that city

notoriety -> not to write about sarathi famous story because he is famous for kissing aunty


Short Definition : provide with food necessary for life and growth

(verb) provide with nourishment
Synonyms : nurture sustain
Example Sentence
  • We sustained ourselves on bread and water
  • This kind of food is not nourishing for young children
(verb) give nourishment to
Synonyms : aliment nutrify


Short Definition : something that nourishes; food

(noun) a source of materials to nourish the body Definition
(noun) the act of nourishing
Example Sentence
  • her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives


Short Definition : star that suddenly becomes much brighter and then returns to its original brightness

(noun) a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and become more luminous in the process
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nova


read nova that will make u star of high brightness(knowledge) and after somedays u cm back to ur original brightness

super nova is a star.

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in nova is like a star suddenly looks bright


Short Definition : something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original

(noun) originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
Synonyms : freshness
(noun) originality by virtue of being new and surprising
Synonyms : freshness
(noun) a small inexpensive mass-produced article
Synonyms : knickknack
(noun) cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for novelty

after making out a century in ipl frm punjab team...from then onwards we had seen "something new" or "NEWNESS" in the player "paul VALTHATY"

politician is no+velty(wealty) it is a news and newness

call a NOBEL prize winner to home and serve him TEA...NOBELTEA


Short Definition : beginner

(noun) someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
Synonyms : novitiate
(noun) someone new to a field or activity
Synonyms : beginner initiate tiro tyro
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for novice


'novice' can be related as 'novoice' and a beginners never utter a word in group discussion from their mouth

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novice sounds like nova which can be spelled later naya and naya means beginner


Short Definition : harmful; CF. obnoxious

(adj) injurious to physical or mental health
Example Sentence
  • noxious chemical wastes
  • noxious ideas
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for noxious

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Oxides of nitrogen are all toxic and are represented by NOx (Sulfur oxides by SOx)so NOx -IOUS...means harmful...also something NOXIOUS can make you NAUSEOUS

Noxious [Naxalites - bihar ke harmul, injurious terrorist] (Naxalites are Harmful terrorist of Bihar, India)

this word is derived from latin NOX/nex/nec..means.harm/death/violance.......so something noxious is HARMFUL.

n(no)oxious(think as oxigen)thus no oxigen-that is very harmful..........

It is not toxic, it is NOT TOXIC

you got promoted from abnoxious to NOXIOUS after you pushed him over the cliff.


Short Definition : shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction

(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 nuance

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nuance = new + ounce.. and ounce is a very small unit for weight.. hence a very small difference..

Once checking the company with no special nuance after a disaster, the manager proceeds a business conti-nuance plan

nuance=new+anci c(book).....no much difference between old and new editions...

sounds like nuisance. Nuisance is something spoken unrelated to the subject. nuance is much more subtle, it is spoken relevant to the subject but with little difference.

Nuance = Nu + an + ce;A New an ceo is little diffent from


Short Definition : marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial

(adj) of girls or women who are eligible to marry
Synonyms : marriageable
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nubile

NUBILE reminds me of NEW BRIDE....NUBILE means marriageable

can sound like NABALIK (below 18 years age) so unmarried

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Sounds like NEW BALIKA (hindi) - just turned 18 and hence reached a marrigeable age.

nubile sounds like nubra = can be related to woman who are young and attractive who wear nu(new)+bra

nuptial means pertaining to marriage. nubile "marriageable".

shiny ahuja kept a NEW BAI for doing ghar ka kam....what he didnt realize was that she was too NUBILE and hence shiny couldnt controll and hence he is now in JAIL....!!!!!!!!!!!

nubile - mobile - person who is in the age of marriage mobile because of known reason

NUBILE -> MOBILE. Marriageable women imagine their wedding day with a sign on the back of their autoMOBILE that reads, "Just Married".

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