Mnemonics or mnemonic devices are memory tricks to help us remember things like vocabulary words.

However, many mnemonics are pretty cheesy — often involving the kind of jokes some people call “groaners.” For instance…

Insouciant means “free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant.”

Here’s the mnemonic:

My mother’s sister is so carefree, I call her my insouci-AUNT.

Groan….

via Manhattan Prep GRE blog.

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