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mnemonic (ni-MON-ik) adjective

Relating to, assisting, or intended to assist the memory.

noun

A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering.

[Greek mnemonikos, from mnemon, mnemon-, mindful.]

"Creative use of mnemonics helps. `Beware of hot gorillas eating nitrates casually, pop' is code for the Central American countries of Belize, Honduras,Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama." Sam Allis, Quick! Name Togo's Capital: An inventive teacher battles against geographic illiteracy, Time, 16 Jul 1990.

Why is it so difficult to remember the spelling of the word mnemonic?

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