2011-2012 UIL Spelling Words 801-850

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Naugahyde

A trademark for a brand of simulated leather

necessitate

require as useful, just, or proper

neofascism

a post-World War II ideology

neoimpressionism

A movement in late 19th-century painting led by Georges Seurat that was stricter and more formal in composition and employed pointillism as a technique.

networking

A way of making and using contacts to get job information and advice

neuralgia

acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves

Nez Perce

a member of a tribe of the Shahaptian people living on the pacific coast

Nibelung

(German mythology) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried

niblick

an iron with considerable loft

Nigerian

...

nigrescence

the process of developing a black identity

nip and tuck

plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face

noblesse oblige

the obligation of those of high rank to be honorable and generous (often used ironically)

nociceptor

pain receptor

nomothetic

relating to or involving the search for abstract universal principles

non compos mentis

not of sound mind

noncustodial

Of or relating to a lack of child custody

nondiscrimination

fairness in treating people without prejudice

nonexistent

not having existence or being or actuality

nonintervention

a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes

nonperson

a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights

nontenured

not having tenure

Norgay

Sherpa mountaineer who with Sir Edmund Hillary made the first ascent of Mount Everest

North Saskatchewan

A river of south-central Canada flowing about 1223 km (760 mi) generally eastward from the Rocky Mountains.

Nostradamus

French astrologer who wrote cryptic predictions whose interpretations are still being debated (1503-1566)

nouveau riche

newly rich

nuclear family

a family consisting of parents and their children and grandparents of a marital partner

nuclear-free zone

An area in which nuclear weapons, by choice or the residents, may not be moved or stored. A number of areas (such as New Zealand) have (or have attempted) to declare themselves as such.

numinous

evincing the presence of a deity

nunciature

The office of a nuncio in the Roman Catholic Church.

nuncupative

oral; not written

nutation

uncontrolled nodding

nyctitropism

the circadian rhythmic nastic movement of higher plants in response to the onset of darkness

oarlock

a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

obliquity

the quality of being deceptive

oblivious

failing to keep in mind

obnoxiousness

the quality of being hateful

obstructionist

a person who deliberately delays or prevents progress

oceanarium

a large aquarium for the study and display of marine life

octodecimo

A size of book page that results from the folding of each printed sheet into 18 leaves (36 pages).

odalisk

a woman who cohabits with an important man

odeum

small roofed theatre usually found in the country

odiously

in an offensive and hateful manner

off-the-record

information provided to a journalist that will not be released to the public

ogreish

monster-like

Okinawa

the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands

oleaginous

containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

oleaster

any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus having silver-white twigs and yellow flowers followed by olivelike fruits

Oligocene

from 40 million to 25 million years ago

ombudswoman

A woman who investigates complaints and mediates fair especially settlements between aggrieved parties such as consumers or students and an institution or organization.

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