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nameless
adj. Having no fame or reputation.
naphtha
n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
Narcissus
n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
narrate
v. To tell a story.
narration
n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
narrative
n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
narrator
n. One who narrates anything.
narrow-minded
adj. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
nasal
adj. Pertaining to the nose.
natal
adj. Pertaining to one's birth.
nationality
n. A connection with a particular nation.
naturally
adv. According to the usual order of things.
nausea
n. An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
nauseate
v. To cause to loathe.
nauseous
adj. Loathsome.
nautical
adj. Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
naval
adj. Pertaining to ships.
navel
n. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
navigable
adj. Capable of commercial navigation.
navigate
v. To traverse by ship.
nebula
n. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
necessary
adj. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.
necessitate
v. To render indispensable.
necessity
n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.
necrology
n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
necromancer
n. One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
necropolis
n. A city of the dead.
necrosis
n. the death of part of the body.
nectar
n. Any especially sweet and delicious drink.
nectarine
n. A variety of the peach.
needlework
n. Embroidery.
needy
adj. Being in need, want, or poverty.
nefarious
adj. Wicked in the extreme.
negate
v. To deny.
negation
n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
neglectful
adj. Exhibiting or indicating omission.
negligee
n. A loose gown worn by women.
negligence
n. Omission of that which ought to be done.
negligent
adj. Apt to omit what ought to be done.
negligible
adj. Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.
negotiable
v. To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.
Nemesis
n. A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
neocracy
n. Government administered by new or untried persons.
neo-Darwinsim
n. Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.
neo-Latin
n. Modernized Latin.
neopaganism
n. A new or revived paganism.
Neolithic
adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.
neology
n. The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.
neophyte
adj. Having the character of a beginner.
nestle
v. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
nestling
adj. Recently hatched.
nettle
v. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.
network
n. Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.
neural
adj. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.
neurology
n. The science of the nervous system.
neuter
adj. Neither masculine nor feminine.
neutral
adj. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.
nevertheless
conj. Notwithstanding.
Newtonian
adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.
niggardly
adj. Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)
nihilist
n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
nil
n. Nothing
nimble
adj. Light and quick in motion or action.
nit
n. The egg of a louse or some other insect.
nocturnal
adj. Of or pertaining to the night.
noiseless
adj. Silent.
noisome
adj. Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
noisy
adj. Clamorous.
nomad
adj. Having no fixed abode.
nomic
adj. Usual or customary.
nominal
adj. Trivial.
nominate
v. To designate as a candidate for any office.
nomination
n. The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.
nominee
n. One who receives a nomination.
non-existent
n. That which does not exist.
non-resident
adj. Not residing within a given jurisdiction.
nonchalance
n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest.
non-combatant
n. One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
nondescript
adj. Indescribable.
nonentity
n. A person or thing of little or no account.
nonpareil
n. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
norm
n. A model.
normalcy
n. The state of being normal.
Norman
adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
nostrum
n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
noticeable
adj. Perceptible.
notorious
adj. Unfavorably known to the general public.
novellette
n. A short novel.
novice
n. A beginner in any business or occupation.
nowadays
adv. In the present time or age.
nowhere
adv. In no place or state.
noxious
adj. Hurtful.
nuance
n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.
nucleus
n. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
nude
adj. Naked.
nugatory
adj. Having no power or force.
nuisance
n. That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.
numeration
n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
numerical
adj. Of or pertaining to number.
nunnery
n. A convent for nuns.
nuptial
adj. Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.
nurture
n. The process of fostering or promoting growth.
nutriment
n. That which nourishes.
nutritive
adj. Having nutritious properties.