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Nabob

A very wealthy or powerful person

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Nadir

Lowest point

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Naive

Simple; unsophisticated

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Narcissistic

Conceited; vain

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Nascent

Coming into being; being born

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Natation

The act or art of swimming

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Naught

Nothing

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Nautical

Pertaining to ships, sailors, navigation

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Nebulous

Hazy; vague; uncertain

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Necromancy

Magic, especially that practiced by a witch

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Nefarious

Wicked

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Nemesis

Something that a person cannot conquer or achieve

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Neologism

New use of word or a new coinage of a word

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Neophyte

A beginner; a novice

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Nepotism

Favoritism shown toward relatives

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Nether

Lower; under

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Nettle

To irritate; to annoy

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Nexus

Connection, tie, or link among the units of a group

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Nicety

Delicacy; subtlety

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Niche

Recess or hollow in a wall

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Niggardly

Stingy; miserly

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Niggle

To spend excessive time on unimportant details

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Nihilism

Total rejection of established laws

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Nimble

Quick and light in motion

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Nirvana

Place of great peace or happiness

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Noisome

Foul-smelling; harmful or injurious

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Nomadic

Wandering; homeless

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Nominal

In name only; not in fact

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Non sequitur

Something that does not logically follow

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Nonage

A period of immaturity

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Noncommittal

Having no definite point of view

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Nonentity

Person or thing of little importance

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Nonpareil

Unequaled; unrivaled

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Nonplus

To confuse; to perplex

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Nostrum

Quack medicine; supposed cure-all

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Notorious

Having a bad reputation; infamous

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Novice

A beginner

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Noxious

Harmful

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Nuance

Delicate variation in meaning, tone, color, etc.

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Nub

A lump or small piece

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Nubile

Suitable for marriage, in regard to age and physical development

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Nugatory

Worthless; invalid

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Numismatist

Coin collector

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Nutriment

Food; nourishment