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naevus
n. - small mark on skin; birthmark; tumour of small blood vessel. naevoid, n. like this.
 
nagana
n. - tropical disease of cattle transmitted by tsetse fly.
 
naiad
n. - (pl. -es) water-nymph; fresh- water mussel; aquatic larva of dragonfly.
 
nanism
n. - state of being a dwarf. nanization, n. art of dwarfing (plants).
 
nannander
n. - dwarf male plant. nannandrous, adj.
 
nanocephalous
adj. - having abnormally small head. nanoid, adj. dwarfish. nanomalous, adj. having abnormally short limbs.
 
nantle
n. - to fondle
 
naology
n. - the study of holy buildings
 
napellus
n. - aconite.
 
napery
n. - table and other household linen.
 
napiform
adj. - turnip-shaped.
 
naprapathy
n. - medical treatment by manipulation of spine, thorax or pelvis.
 
narceine
n. - narcotic alkaloid found in opium.
 
narcohypnia
n. - numb feeling experienced on awakening.
 
narcoma
n. - coma caused by narcotics. narcomatous, adj.
 
narcotherapy
n. - treatment of mental disturbance by prolonged drug-induced sleep.
 
narcous
adj. - narcose.
 
nard
n. - spikenard; ointment made of it. nardine, adj.
 
narghile
n. - Oriental tobacco pipe in which smoke is drawn through water by a long tube; hookah; hubble-bubble.
 
narial, naric
adj. - a. pertaining to nostrils. nariform, adj. nostril-like. narine, adj. pertaining to nostrils.
 
narthex
n. - covered entrance way to a church
 
nasicorn
adj. - having horn(s) on nose; n. rhinoceros. nasicornous, adj.
 
nasillate
v. -i. speak or sing nasally. nasillation, n.
 
nasute
adj. - having large nose. nasutiform, adj. nose-like.
 
natable
adj. - able to float. natability, n.
 
natant
adj. - swimming or floating.
 
natation
n. - swimming. natator, n. natatorial, natatory, adj. natatorium, n. ( pl. - ia) swimming pool.
 
nates
n. - the buttocks
 
natricine
adj. - belonging to genus of snakes including grass and water snakes; n. such snake.
 
natura naturans
n. - creative nature; Creator; God. natura naturata, created nature.
 
naturopathy
n. - medical treatment by methods believed to aid nature. naturopath, naturopathist, n.
 
naufragous
adj. - causing shipwrecks
 
naumachy, naumachia
n. - n. mock sea-battle; arena for it.
 
naupathia
n. - seasickness
 
nauplius
n. - (pl. -ii ) first larval form of crustacean. nauplial, naupliform, nauplioid, adj.
 
navarch
n. - fleet-commander. navarchy, n.
 
navarin
n. - stew of mutton and vegetables.
 
navicert
n. - paper declaring a shop isn't smuggling
 
navicular
adj. - pertaining to or like a boat; n. boat-shaped bone of wrist. naviculoid, naviform, adj. boat-shaped.
 
neanic
adj. - young; brephic.
 
neanilagnia
n. - a yen for nymphets
 
neanimorphism
n. - looking younger than one's years
 
nebulaphobia
n. - fear of fog
 
nebulochaotic
adj. - chaotic, confused
 
necessitarian
n. - Philosophy, fatalist. necessitarianism, n.
 
necrogenic, necrogenous
adj. - a. pertaining to or derived from dead bodies.
 
necrolatry
n. - worship of the dead.
 
necrology
n. - death-roll; obituary. necrologic(al), adj. necrologist, n. necrologue, n. obituary.
 
necromimesis
n. - feigning death; the delusion of being dead
 
necromorphous
adj. - feigning death.
 
necrophagous
adj. - feeding on dead bodies.
 
necrophobia
n. - dread of dead bodies or death. necrophobic, adj.
 
necrotomy
n. - dissection of dead bodies; removal of necrosed part. necrotomic, adj. necrotomist, n.
 
necrotype
n. - extinct creature or species. necrotypic, adj.
 
nectopod
n. - swimming limb.
 
necyomancy
n. - fortunetelling by summoning lucifer
 
nefandous
adj. - unmentionable, unspeakable
 
nefast
adj. - wicked
 
negatron
n. - hypothetical atomic particle with mass equal to that of a proton, but with a negative charge equal to that of an electron.
 
negus
n. - drink of wine, hot water and spices; title of Abyssinian ruler.
 
nek
n. - mountain pass.
 
nekton
n. - swimming creatures of open sea. nektonic, n.
 
nelipot
n. - someone going barefoot
 
nemaline
adj. - thread-like.
 
nematoceran
adj.,n. - (insect) belonging to the suborder of flies including mosquitoes. nematocerous, adj.
 
nemophilous
adj. - loving the forest
 
nemoral
adj. - pertaining to or living in a forest or wood. nemophilous, adj. fond of forests or woods. nemoricolous, nemoricoline, adj. living in forests or groves.
 
nenuphar
n. - white or yellow water-lily.
 
neoblastic
adj. - pertaining to new growth.
 
neolatry
n. - worship of novelty. neolater, n.
 
neologism
n. - a newly coined word or phrase, or a novel expression in increasing usage; a new meaning for an old word
 
neomenia
n. - time of new moon. neomenian, adj.
 
neomnesia
n. - good memory for recent events
 
neomorphic
adj. - developed suddenly and not inherited. neomorph, n. neomorphism, n.
 
neonate
n. - new-born child. neonatal, adj. neonatology, n. care and treatment of neonates.
 
neonomian
n. - adherent of new law, especially of that of the New Testament. neonomianism, n.
 
neophilia
n. - love of novelty and new things, ideas, etc. neophobia, n. dread of the new.
 
neophrastic
adj. - pertaining to use of neologisms.
 
neoplasm
n. - abnormal new growth, especially of tumours. neoplastic, adj. neoplasty, n. formation of part afresh by plastic surgery.
 
neorama
n. - view of interior of building.
 
neossology
n. - study of nestling birds. neossoptile, n. newly hatched bird's downy feather.
 
neoteny
n. - indefinite prolongation of period of immaturity; retention of infantile or juvenile characteristics into adulthood. neotenous, adj.
 
neoteric
adj. - new; modern; n. such thing. neoterism, n. neologism. neoterist, n. neoteristic, adj. neoterize, v.
 
nepenthe
n. - drug destroying sorrow. nepenthes, n. pitcher- plant.
 
nephalism
n. - teetotalism. nephalist, n.
 
nepheligenous
adj. - discharging smoke in clouds. nephelognosy, n. observation of clouds. nepheloid, adj. cloudy. nephelometer, n. instrument measuring cloudiness. nephelorometer, n. instrument measuring clouds' direction and velocity. nepheloscope, n. instrument demonstrating formation of clouds.
 
nephology
n. - study of clouds. nephogram, n. cloud photograph. nephoscope, n. instrument measuring direction, velocity, etc., of clouds.
 
nephrectomy
n. - surgical removal of kidney. nephrectomize, v.i. & t.
 
nephria
n. - Bright's disease. nephric, adj. pertaining to kidneys. nephrism, n. chronic kidney disease.
 
nephrite
n. - kind of jade used as charm against kidney disease; kidney stone.
 
nephritis
n. - inflammation of kidneys. nephritic, adj. pertaining to nephritis or kidneys; n. person suffering from nephritis.
 
nephroid
adj. - kidney-shaped. nephrolith, n. stone of the kidney. nephrology, n. study of kidneys. nephrolysis, n. destruction of tissue of kidneys. nephropathy, n. kidney disease. nephropexy, n. surgical fixing of floating kidney. nephroptosis, n. floating kidney. nephrosis, n. degeneration of kidneys. nephrotomy, n. incision into kidney. nephrotoxic a. poisoning the kidneys.
 
nepionic
adj. - very young; at stage immediately following embryo.
 
nepotation
n. - riotous living
 
nereid
n. - sea-nymph; sea-centipede.
 
neritic
adj. - pertaining to shallow coastal waters.
 
Neronian, Neronic
n. - like Nero, Roman emperor infamous for cruelty and vice. Neronize, v.i. & t.
 
nerval
n. - neural; n. ointment for sinews. nervation, n. arrangement of nerves or veins.
 
nervus probandi
phr. - the strong point of the proving: crux of theargument
 
nescient
adj. - lacking or disclaiming knowledge; n. agnostic. nescience, n.
 
nescient
adj. - uneducated, unaware, ignorant, and stupid
 
nesiote
adj. - living on an island.
 
nestitherapy
n. - medical treatment by reducing food taken.
 
netsuke
n. - kind of carved button of wood, ivory, bone, etc.
 
nettling
v. - to irritate; vex; annoy
 
neurasthenia
n. - nervous debility or breakdown. neurasthenic, n. & a.
 
neurergic
adj. - pertaining to nerve action.
 
neuric
adj. - pertaining to or having nerves.
 
neurilemma
n. - outer nerve sheath. neurilemmal, neurilemmatic, neurilemmatous, adj. neurilemmitis, n. inflammation of nerve sheath.
 
neurine
n. - poison arising in decaying flesh.
 
neurogram
n. - modification in nerve structure to which memory is due. neurogrammic a. neurography, n. formation of neurograms; descriptive neurology.
 
neuroleptic
adj. - capable of having an effect on the brain, especially tranquillising; n. such drug.
 
neurolysis
n. - disintegration of nerve substance; surgical liberation of nerve.
 
neuroma
n. - nerve tumour. neuromatous, adj. neuromatosis, n.
 
neuromimesis
n. - imitation of symptoms of disease by neurotic person. neuromimetic, adj.
 
neuropterous
adj. - pertaining or belonging to insect order including lace-wing flies. neuropteran, neuropteron (pl. - ra), n. such insect. neuropterist, n. student of these insects. neuropterology, n. study of such.
 
neurypnology
n. - study of hypnotism and of sleep.
 
neuston
n. - minute organisms on the surface film of open water; ecosystem of surface film.
 
névé
n. - grainy snow in the process of becoming glacial ice.
 
newel
n. - post at foot or head of stairs, or about which spiral staircase turns.
 
nexus
n. - bond; tie; interconnected group.
 
niblick
n. - iron-headed golf club with steeply angled face, for playing out of bunkers.
 
niccolic, niccolous
adj. - of nickel.
 
nicolo, niccolo
n. - blue-black variety of onyx.
 
nicotian
n. - tobacco-user.
 
nictitate
v. - to wink
 
nidatory
adj. - pertaining to nests. nidicolous, adj. living in nests. nidificate, nidify, v.i. construct nest. nidifugous, adj. leaving nest at early stage. nidology, n. study of nests. nidulant, adj. nestling. nidus, n. (pl. -di ) nest; place of breeding or origin.
 
nidorous
adj. - smelling like burning or decaying animal matter
 
niello
n. - (pl. -li ) black alloy used to fill engraved designs on metal; work or object decorated with this; v.i. decorate with this. niellist, n.
 
nigrescent
adj. - becoming or somewhat black. nigrescence, n. nigrine, adj. black. nigrities, n. unusually dark coloring. nigritude, n. blackness. nigrous, adj.
 
nihil ad rem
phr. - nothing to the matter: irrelevant
 
nihil obstat
phr. - nothing stands in the way: in roman catholocism,certification by an examining censor that a book containsnothing contrary to church doctrine in faith and morals;seal of approval
 
nikhedonia
n. - the pleasure received from anticipating success
 
nimiety
n. - excess, redundancy, superfluity, pleonasm
 
nimious
adj. - extravagant
 
nimptopsical
adj. - drunk
 
nippitatum
n. - exceptionally good and strong ale
 
nisus
n. - effort, especially to evacuate faeces; desire, especially sexual of birds.
 
nitid
adj. - shining.
 
nitre
n. - saltpetre (potassium nitrate). cubic nitre, sodium nitrate. nitrate, n. salt of nitric acid; v.t. treat with nitric acid. nitric, adj. nitrify, v. nitrophilous a. flourishing in soil rich in nitrogen. nitrophyte, n. nitrophilous plant. nitrous, adj.
 
nival
adj. - marked by, or living in, snow.
 
nivellate
v. - level. nivellation, nivellator, n.
 
niveous
adj. - snowy. nivosity, n.
 
nix
n. - (fem. -ie) water sprite.
 
nizam
n. - title of former ruler of Hyderabad; Turkish soldier.
 
nobiliary
adj. - pertaining to nobility. nobiliary particle, preposition indicating nobility, e.g. de (French) or von (German).
 
nocent
adj. - harmful; criminal.
 
noctambulant
adj. - walking by night or in one's sleep. noctambulation, noctambulism, n. noctambulist, n. sleep-walker. noctambulous, adj.
 
noctidiurnal
adj. - comprising one day and night.
 
noctiflorous
adj. - flowering at night.
 
noctiluca
n. - (pl. -cae) luminescent sea creature. noctilucal, noctilucent, adj. luminescent (applied to living organisms only). noctilucence, n. noctilucous, adj. shining at night; luminescent.
 
noctivagant
adj. - wandering about at night. noctivagation, n. noctivagous, adj.
 
noctivagation
n. - wandering around at night
 
noctovision
n. - transmission by infra-red rays of image of object invisible through darkness.
 
noctuid
n. - night-flying moth.
 
nocturia
n. - abnormal urination at night.
 
nocuous
adj. - harmful.
 
nodus
n. - (pl. -di ) crucial or difficult point; knot.
 
noegenesis
n. - production of new knowledge. noegenetic, adj.
 
noesis
n. - pure knowledge; cognition. noetic, n. & a. noetics, n. laws of logic.
 
noggin
n. - small cup or quantity; gill.
 
nogging
n. - masonry or brickwork between wooden frame.
 
noisette
n. - small thick round slice of boneless meat, especially lamb; hazelnut (chocolate).
 
nolition
n. - unwillingness.
 
nolle prosequi
n. - 'to be unwilling to prosecute'; withdrawal of suit by plaintiff.
 
nomial
n. - single term.
 
nomic
adj. - customary; conventional; n. such non-phonetic spelling.
 
nominalism
n. - Philosophy doctrine that universal terms and abstractions are mere names and have no reality. nominalist, n.
 
nomism
n. - acceptance of moral law as basis of conduct. nomistic, adj.
 
nomocracy
n. - government based on legal system.
 
nomogenist
n. - believer in non-miraculous origin of life. nomogenous, adj. nomogeny, n.
 
nomography
n. - drafting of laws; treatise on this. nomographer, n. nomographic(al), adj.
 
nomology
n. - science of law. nomological, adj. nomologist, n.
 
nomothetic
adj. - legislative; based on law. nomothetes, Greek n. pl. -tai ) law-giver.
 
non est disputandum
phr. - it is not to be disputed
 
non possumus
phr. - a statement of inability to do something
 
nonage
n. - state of being under age.
 
nonan
n. - happening on the ninth day
 
nonfeasance
n. - failure to perform an act or obligation.
 
nonparous
adj. - having not given birth to any offspring.
 
nonsuit
n. - Law, judge's dismissal of suit when plaintiff fails to show good cause or produce evidence; v.t. dismiss a suit thus.
 
noology
n. - study of intuition and reason
 
nopal
n. - prickly pear; cochineal fig.
 
nordcaper
n. - right whale.
 
normocyte
n. - red blood corpuscle.
 
nosism
n. - use of 'we' in speaking of oneself; conceit or self-exultation by a group
 
nosocomial
adj. - (of a disease) contracted in hospital.
 
nosology
n. - classification of diseases. nosography, n. descriptive nosology. nosomania, n. delusion of suffering from imaginary disease. nosophobia, n. morbid dread of disease.
 
nostology
n. - study of senility. nostologic, adj.
 
nostopathy
n. - morbid fear of returning to familiar places. nostomania, n. abnormally strong desire to return to familiar places; longing for one's home.
 
nostrificate
v. - to accept as one's own
 
nostrification
n. - acceptance of foreign university degrees as equal with native.
 
notabilia
n. -pl. things worth noting.
 
notacanthous
adj. - spiny-backed.
 
notal
adj. - dorsal. notalgia, n. pain in back.
 
notandum
n. - (pl. -da) thing to be noted.
 
nothosaur
n. - plesiosaurus-like fossil reptile. nothosaurian, n. & a.
 
nothosonomia
n. - calling someone a bastard
 
nothous
adj. - spurious; bastard.
 
notochord
n. - backbone-like series of cells in lowest vertebrates. notochordal, adj.
 
notornis
n. - domestic-fowl-like bird of New Zealand
 
noumenon
n. - an object implied by intuition rather than evidence,opposite of phenomenon
 
nous
n. - pure intellect; reason; commonsense.
 
novenary
adj. - pertaining to or consisting of nine; n. set of nine. novendial, n. & a. (festival) lasting nine days. novennial, adj. happening every ninth year.
 
novercal
adj. - pertaining to stepmother.
 
novolescence
n. - state of being new or up to date.
 
noxal
adj. - noxious; pertaining to damage.
 
noyade
n. - drowning, especially of many persons together as form of execution.
 
nubia
n. - cloud; lady's fleecy head-wrap. nubilate, v. obscure.
 
nubilate
v. - to obscure
 
nubilous
adj. - cloudy; vague.
 
nucal
adj. - of nuts.
 
nucha
n. - nape of neck
 
nuciferous
adj. - yielding nuts. nuciform, adj. nut-shaped. nucivorous, adj. nut- eating.
 
nuclide
n. - an atom of specified atomic number and mass number.
 
nudicaudate
adj. - with hairless tail. nudicaulous. a. with leafless stems. nudiflora, adj. flowering before leaves appear. nudiflorous, adj. with naked flowers. nudiped n. & a. (animal) with naked feet.
 
nudis verbis
phr. - in naked words
 
nudiustertian
adj. - pertaining to the day before yesterday
 
nugacious
adj. - unimportant. nucity, n. triviality; futility. nugae, (Latin) n.pl. trifles.
 
nugatory
adj. - worthless, trifling, of no consequence
 
nullibist
n. - person denying soul's existence in space.
 
nullifidian
adj. - skeptical
 
nulliparous
adj. - pertaining to a woman who has borne no children.
 
numbles
n. - edible deer innards
 
numen
n. - (pl. -mina) local or presiding divinity; god in human form. numinism, n. belief in numina. numinous, adj. pertaining to numina; awe- inspiring; supernatural.
 
nummamorous
adj. - money-loving
 
nummary
adj. - pertaining to coin. nummiform, adj. coin-shaped.
 
nummular(y)
adj. - nummary; nummiform. nummulite, n. coin-like fossil shell.
 
nuncio
n. - papal envoy. nunciate, n. messenger. nunciative, adj. bearing messages. nunciature, n. office of nuncio.
 
nuncupate
v. declare verbally; dedicate. nuncupation, n. nuncupator, n. nuncupative, nuncupatory, adj. oral; not written down; designative.
 
nundinal
n. - one of first eight letters of alphabet, indicating day of week in ancient Rome; a. pertaining to such; pertaining to market or market-day. nundination, n. trading. nundine, n. market-day, held in ancient Rome every eighth day.
 
nunting
adj. - of clumsy and awkward appearance
 
nuque
n. - nape.
 
nutation
n. - nodding; such motion of earth's axis. nutant, adj. nodding or drooping. nutal, adj.
 
nutrice
n. - nurse. nutricial, adj.
 
nychthemer(on)
n. - period of one night and day. nychthemeral, adj.
 
nychthemeron
n. - a twenty-four-hour period
 
nyctalopia
n. - condition of seeing poorly at night or in partial darkness, while day sight is normal; erroneously, the opposite condition. nyctalope, n. person suffering from this. nyctalopic, adj.
 
nyctophobia
n. - dread of darkness.
 
nycturia
n. - nocturia.
 
nylghau, nylghai
n. - nilgai.
 
nymphitis
n. - inflammation of inner lips of vulva. nympholepsy, n. emotional frenzy, especially desire for the unattainable. nympholept n. nymphomania, n. sexual mania in female. nymphomaniac, adj. & n. nymphotomy, n. Medicine, removal of inner lips of vulva.
 
nympholepsy
n. - trance incurred by erotic daydreams
 
nystagmus
n. - involuntary lateral movement of the eyeballs. nystagmic, adj.
 

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