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penury
(n)
PEN-yoo-ree
Meaning

severe poverty

1st Sample Sentence

The bank's collapse reduced many people to penury.

Root

penuria (want, need, scarcity) (Latin)

Mnemonics

in telugu ury means hanging urself, so no mny to buy a pen also so ury veskunadu pen (penny) + ury (uri means ud gayi in hindi) means penny penny ud gayi matlab poverty