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nostrum

Short Definition : questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)

Definition
(noun) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists Definition
(noun) patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nostrum

put RUM in the NOSTrils.....to cure cold.... ? - questionable medicine

key NOSE-DRUM when i took nedicine my nose took the shpa eof drum than i asked myslf was this the right medicine th i took ===="questionable"

Remember by nostradamus: A mysterious fortune teller (who can cure all the ailments)

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NOSTRum : NO STRONG( not a strong medicine)

Nose became like a drum because of this nostrum and the idea to take this medicine for the problem did not succeed.

notable

Short Definition : conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted

Definition
(noun) a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
Example Sentence
  • he was host to a large gathering of luminaries
Definition
(adj) worthy of notice
Synonyms : noteworthy
Example Sentence
  • a noteworthy advance in cancer research
Definition
(adj) widely known and esteemed
Example Sentence
  • a famous actor
  • a celebrated musician
  • a famed scientist
  • an illustrious judge
  • a notable historian
  • a renowned painter
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for notable

Please note whenever you are able to see an important and distinguished feature of something

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sounds like NOTICEABLE. and a noticeable man is important and distinguished

notch

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

Definition
(noun) a V-shaped indentation
Example Sentence
  • mandibular notch
Definition
(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
Definition
(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
Definition
(noun) a small cut
Synonyms : nick snick
Definition
(verb) cut or make a notch into
Example Sentence
  • notch the rope
Definition
(verb) notch a surface to record something
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for notch

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

Notch-> nose shape V shape

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

notoriety

Short Definition : disrepute; ill fame

Definition
(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

nourish

Short Definition : provide with food necessary for life and growth

Definition
(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
Definition
(verb) give nourishment to
Synonyms : aliment nutrify

nourishment

Short Definition : something that nourishes; food

Definition
(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

nova

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

Definition
(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

casanova

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

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super nova is a star.

in nova is like a star suddenly looks bright

novelty

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

Definition
(noun) originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
Synonyms : freshness
Definition
(noun) originality by virtue of being new and surprising
Synonyms : freshness
Definition
(noun) a small inexpensive mass-produced article
Synonyms : knickknack
Definition
(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

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