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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: N (Nabob - Nutriment)

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nabob
a very wealthy or powerful person
nadir
the lowest point
naive
simple; unsophisticated
narcissistic
vain; conceited
nascent
coming into being; being born
natation
the act or art of swimming
nativity
birth
naught
nothing
nautical
pertaining to ships, sailors, navigation
nebulous
hazy; vague; uncertain
necromancy
magic, especially that practiced by a witch
nefarious
wicked
negate
to deny; to make ineffective
negligent
careless
nemesis
something that a person cannot conquer or achieve
neologism
new use of a word
neophyte
a beginner; a novice
nepotism
favoritism shown toward relatives
nether
lower; under
nettle
to irritate; to annoy
neutralize
to make ineffective; to counteract
nexus
a connection, tie, or link among the units of a group
nicety
delicacy; subtlety
niche
recess or hollow in a wall
niggardly
stingy; miserly
niggle
to spend excessive time on unimportant details
nihilism
total rejection of established laws
nimble
quick and light in motion
nirvana
place of great peace or happiness
nocturnal
pertaining to night
nodule
a small, rounded mass or lump
noisome
foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
nomadic
wandering; homeless
nomenclature
a set of names or terms
nominal
in name only; not in fact
non sequitur
something that does not logically follow
nonage
a period of immaturity
nonchalant
unconcerned; casual
noncommittal
having no definite point of view
nonentity
person or thing of little importance
nonpareil
unequaled; unrivaled
nonplus
to confuse; to perplex
nostalgia
homesickness; longing for the past
nostrum
quack medicine; supposed cure-all
notorious
having a bad reputation; infamous
novice
a beginner
noxious
harmful
nuance
delicate variation in meaning, tone, color, etc.
nub
a lump or small piece
nubile
suitable for marriage, in regard to age and physical development
nugatory
worthless; invalid
nullify
to make useless or ineffective
nuptial
pertaining to marriage
nurture
to feed; to sustain
nutriment
food; nourishment

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