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nettle

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

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

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"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

niggardly

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

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

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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

nimble

Definition
(adj) moving quickly and lightly
Synonyms : agile quick spry
Example Sentence
  • sleek and agile as a gymnast
  • as nimble as a deer
  • nimble fingers
  • quick of foot
  • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
Definition
(adj) mentally quick
Synonyms : agile
Example Sentence
  • an agile mind
  • nimble wits
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nimble

Think about the broom of Harry Potter "Nimbus2000" and Nimbus2001" which are very nimble.

nimble..sounds like nimbu(lemon)..when a lemon falls on the floor it rolls quickly..sure this helps you in understanding the meaning quickly...ie in being NIMBLE

nimble = nibu+ able, Nibu pani allows you to move fastily & quickly.

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nimble= ni for nickel is hard so it is easily (mble for mobile) mobile from one place to another.

nocturnal

Definition
(adj) belonging to or active during the night
Example Sentence
  • nocturnal animals are active at night
  • nocturnal plants have flowers that open at night and close by day
Definition
(adj) of or relating to or occurring in the night
Example Sentence
  • nocturnal darkness
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nocturnal

no+c+turn+al no turn(traffic lites)are active at nite!!

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nocturnal=no+c+turn+al....you cannot see all turns at night....so must be active thru out nite while drving

sybar-rite can be pronounced as cyber-rite,so person fond of cyber(web) is fond of luxury and pleasure.

noc(tongue in tamil) turn al-> tongue active at night turning all direction.

nostalgia

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

nostrum

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)

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.

notoriety

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

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

nuance

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

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

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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

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