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Glossary of Kaplan's SAT Vocab (N) and (O)

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nebulous
adj. vague, undefined
necromancy
n. the practice of communicating with the dead in order to predict the future
nefarious
adj. intensely wicked or vicious
neonate
n. a newborn child
nihilism
n. belief that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is useless; belief that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable
nomenclature
n. a system of scientific names
non sequitur
n. a statement that does not follow logically from anything previously said
novel
adj. new and not resembling anything formerly known
obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent, resistant to persuasion
obfuscate
v. to confuse, make obscure
obstinate
adj. unreasonably persistent
olfactory
adj. relating to the sense of smell
oligarchy
n. a government in which a small group exercises supreme control
onus
n. a burden, an obligation
opine
v. to express an opinion
opportunist
n. one who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, with little regard for principles
opprobrious
adj. disgraceful, shameful
ornery
adj. having an irritable disposition, cantankerous
oscillate
v. to swing back and forth like a pendulum; to vary between opposing beliefs or feelings
ossify
v. to change into bone; to become hardened or set in a rigidly conventional pattern
ostracize
v. to exclude from a group by common consent
oust
v. to remove from position by force; eject

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