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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.