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Flashcards in N and O Lists Vocabulary Deck (20):
1

person of great wealth or prominence

nabob

2

the lowest point of something

nadir

3

turnip-shaped

napiform

4

coming or having recently come into existence; emerging

nascent

5

seasickness

naupathia

6

lack of knowledge, ignorance; somewhat the opposite of prescience

nescience

7

a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless; condition are so bad, destruction is desirable

nihilism

8

offensive to the senses, esp. smell; obnoxious or objectionable

noisome

9

pseudonym, war name for safety

nom de guerre

10

named used by writer instead of their actual name

nom de plume

11

better than any other, having no equal

nonpareil

12

logical fallacy; statement that doesn't follow logically from or is not related to anything previously said

non sequitur

13

supernatural, mysterious; filled w/sense of presence of divinity; appealing to higher emotions (spiritual)

numinous

14

mashed by eagerness to help or obey someone important (in a warm way)

obsequious

15

fear of crowds

ochlophobia

16

marked by an offensively ingratiating manner or quality; having properties of oil (speech and demeanor)

oleaginous

17

govt by the few; small group exercises control over everything

oligarchy

18

burden, stigma, disagreeable necessity (obligation)

onus

19

intended for display; open to view; being smart in appearance; appearing a certain way (with reality being different)

ostensible

20

producing no useful result; being at leisure

otiose