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novice

Short Definition : beginner

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

NO WISE

'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

noxious

Short Definition : harmful; CF. obnoxious

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

NOXIOUS=TOXIOUS.........harmful

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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.

nuance

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

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 nuance

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

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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

nubile

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

Definition
(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

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

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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".

nugatory

Short Definition : worthless; futile

Definition
(adj) of no real value
Example Sentence
  • a nugatory law
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nugatory

No+guarantee, i.e a product which has no guarantee, is worthless.

almost sounds like New+Gay+Tree.which is futile because gays wont have a nice family tree.(NO OFFENSE whatsoever).. (Should be original)

nugat..sounds like NEGLET..and something which can be neglected is ALWAYS WORTHLESS AND FUTILE.

no gate entry = dont let that guy enter the gate as he is no good

Nugatory can be related to negatory or 'negation'..which means nullify or worthless

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it sounds like gutter which is of no use

sounds like nugget - a chunk of something ussually gold, just imagine a worthless piece of gold!

nugatory (hindi)= nuga( nunga ) + tory (tree) = so nunga tree withous any fruits has no value at all

1970's Citizens Band radio slang for "negative" was NEGATORY-Good-Buddy. CB's were replaced by cell phones and now their use is NUGATORY (futile, of no use).

nu=new;gate=gatory...even though a new gate is fixed in the appartment..ppl still use the old one...so the new gate is serving no purpose and is useless...

nugatory-> nuts gated, worthless night

nullify

Short Definition : make invalid; make null; invalidate

Definition
(verb) declare invalid
Example Sentence
  • The contract was annulled
  • void a plea
Definition
(verb) show to be invalid
Synonyms : invalidate
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 nullify

the NU in nullify can represent numb, which is loss of feeling. This leads to less importance.

Null means 'zero'..so its easy!

numismatist

Short Definition : person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals

Definition
(noun) a collector and student of money (and coins in particular)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for numismatist

numismatist = numis (means numbers.. there are numbers on all coins..) and stasis ~ store

num+kismat=kismat changes wid money n having its number MORE..COLLECTION

numis ~ number + stasis ~ store

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new + kismat == u will have new kismat if u collect money

num+is+mat-> number of coins in mat full( coins collector)

nuptial

Short Definition : related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony

Definition
(adj) of or relating to a wedding
Synonyms : bridal spousal
Example Sentence
  • bridal procession
  • nuptial day
  • spousal rites
  • wedding cake
  • marriage vows
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nuptial

New Tail. For girls, marriage is freedom (a new tail, so to say). For poor guys, its like their tails being cut off.

nuptial = N + U + Pti (husband)+ al ( kal=tomorrow)= if u will do marriage tommorrow N U become husband.

it sounds like guptil cricketer of newzland who married recently

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nupital----nainital.hillstation for honeymoon..so could be related to marriage also

nuptial ->nice up bfr all related to marriage ceremony

sounds like navtal tala when a person gets married its like locking him

: new + petal : after marriage your wife will be the new petal of your life

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