The “Butt-ress” can be remembered by using “Butt” + “Rest”, “Butt” reminding ourselves of our buttocks. Imagine yourself sitting on small pillar to give your butt some support and rest. The pillar is thus acting as a buttress (noun) for your body. Remember thus.
Use the word-roots to remember this word. “Xeno” refers to “foreign origin”. The root itself looks alien, doesn’t it? And “phobia” refers to fear of something. Adding both of them together we get “Xenophobia” that refers to fear or dislike or prejudice against people from other countries.
Imagine a football referee who is pedantic i.e., so concerned with minor rules or details that he would award your opposition team a penalty each time you touch the other team’s players even a little. How boring, ref! Remember thus.
The word “Erudite” should remind you of an “Educated” person who is knowledgeable. ERUDITE & EDUCATED, makes sense? Remember thus.
You can remember the word “Con-jure” bu relating it to “Con Man” – a man who cheats or tricks someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true. Imagine a con man cheating you by conjuring a document out of nowhere and making you believe his lies. How unethical! Remember thus.
Imagine a magician using an invisible lever to elevate someone – yes, levitate! Remember thus.
The word “Legerdemain” should remind you of a “Legendary Magician” who by the sleight of her hand can make an entire building vanish! You know its a trick but its just so believable! Remember thus.
The word “Nepotism” should remind you of Napoleon, the French Emperor, who was attached to his family and made his brothers kings although most of them were bad rulers and corrupt.
The word “Nether” should remind you of “Netherlands” – the European country. “Netherlands” means “the lower lands”. Remember thus.
“Nettle-some” should remind you of “Settle”. Imagine a nettlesome fly that is not allowing to settle and sleep peacefully. The buzzing is throwing you off! Remember thus.