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nationalization - noun changing something from private to state ownership or control; the action of rendering national in character; the action of forming or becoming a nation

  • nationalize - verb put under state control or ownership; make national in character or scope

  • nationally - adv. with regard to a nation taken as a whole; extending throughout an entire nation

  • nativeness - noun the quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin

  • nativism - noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate; the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)

  • nativist - adj. of or relating to or advocating nativism; advocating the perpetuation of native societies; noun a philosopher who subscribes to nativism

  • nativistic - adj. of or relating to or advocating nativism; advocating the perpetuation of native societies

  • nativity - noun the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas; the event of being born

  • natrix - noun water snakes; a cosmopolitan genus

  • natrolite - noun a group of minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of sodium and aluminum

  • natter - verb talk socially without exchanging too much information

  • natterjack - noun common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europe; runs rather than hops

  • nattily - adv. in a natty manner; with smartness

  • nattiness - noun stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance

  • naturalism - noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations; an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description

  • naturalist - noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology); an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms

  • naturalistic - adj. representing what is real; not abstract or ideal

  • naturalization - noun changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology; the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous; the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship; the quality of being brought into conformity with nature

  • naturalize - verb make into a citizen; make more natural or lifelike; adopt to another place; explain with reference to nature; adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

  • naturally - adv. as might be expected; according to nature; by natural means; without artificial help; in a natural or normal manner; through inherent nature

  • naturalness - noun the likeness of a representation to the thing represented; the quality of being natural or based on natural principles; the quality of innocent naivete

  • naturism - noun going without clothes as a social practice

  • naturist - noun a person who practices nudity for reasons of health or religion

  • naturistic - adj. in accord with naturism

  • naturopathy - noun a method of treating disease using food and exercise and heat to assist the natural healing process

  • naught - noun complete failure; a quantity of no importance

  • naughtily - adv. in a disobedient or naughty way

  • naughtiness - noun an attribute of mischievous children

  • naumachia - noun a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans

  • naumachy - noun a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans

  • naupathia - noun motion sickness experienced while traveling on water

  • nauseant - noun a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

  • nauseous - adj. feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit; causing or able to cause nausea

  • nautch - noun an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls

  • navaho - noun the Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho; a member of an Athapaskan people that migrated to Arizona and New Mexico and Utah

  • navicular - adj. shaped like a boat; noun the largest wrist bone on the thumb side

  • navigability - noun the quality of being suitable for the passage of a ship or aircraft

  • navigation - noun the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place; ship traffic; the work of a sailor

  • navigational - adj. of or relating to navigation

  • navigator - noun in earlier times, a person who explored by ship; the member of an aircrew who is responsible for the aircraft's course; the ship's officer in charge of navigation

  • navvy - noun a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

  • nawab - noun a governor in India during the Mogul empire

  • naysayer - noun someone with an aggressively negative attitude

  • naze - noun a cape at the southern tip of Norway

  • nazify - verb cause or force to adopt Nazism or a Nazi character

  • naziism - noun a form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader

  • nearly - adv. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; in a close manner

  • nearness - noun the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance

  • nearsightedness - noun (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred

  • neaten - verb care for one's external appearance; put (things or places) in order

  • neatly - adv. with neatness

  • neatness - noun the state of being neat and smart and trim; the trait of being neat and orderly

  • neb - noun horny projecting mouth of a bird; a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose

  • nebiim - noun the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures

  • nebraskan - noun a native or resident of Nebraska

  • nebule - noun a small cloud

  • nebulizer - noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist

  • nebulose - adj. lacking definite form or limits

  • nebulously - adv. in a nebulous and indefinite manner

  • necessarily - adv. in an essential manner; as a highly likely consequence; in such a manner as could not be otherwise

  • necessitarian - noun someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will

  • necessitous - adj. poor enough to need help from others

  • neckar - noun a river in Germany; rises in the Black Forest and flows north into the Rhine

  • neckband - noun a band around the collar of a garment; necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck; a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

  • neckcloth - noun an ornamental white cravat

  • necked - adj. having a neck or having a neck especially as specified (often used in combination)

  • necker - noun a lover who necks

  • neckerchief - noun a kerchief worn around the neck

  • necking - noun affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs); the molding at the top of a column

  • neckless - adj. lacking or apparently lacking a neck

  • necklet - noun decoration worn about the neck (fur piece or tight necklace) as an ornament

  • necklike - adj. resembling a neck

  • neckpiece - noun an article of apparel worn about the neck

  • neckwear - noun articles of clothing worn about the neck

  • necrobiosis - noun (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells)

  • necrology - noun a list of people who died recently; a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography

  • necrophilia - noun an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies

  • necrophilism - noun an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies

  • necropolis - noun a tract of land used for burials

  • necrose - verb undergo necrosis

  • nectariferous - adj. possessing nectaries

  • nectarous - adj. extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant

  • necturus - noun a genus of Proteidae

  • needer - noun a person who wants or needs something

  • needfully - adv. in an essential manner

  • neediness - noun the quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree; a state of extreme poverty

  • needlebush - noun shrub with pungent rigid needle-shaped leaves and white flowers; eastern Australia

  • needled - adj. of trees whose leaves are acerate

  • needlefish - noun elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters; fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates

  • needlelike - adj. ending in a sharp point

  • needless - adj. unnecessary and unwarranted

  • needlessly - adv. without need

  • needlewoman - noun someone who makes or mends dresses

  • needlewood - noun large bushy shrub with pungent pointed leaves and creamy white flowers; central and eastern Australia

  • needleworker - noun someone who does work (as sewing or embroidery) with a needle

  • needs - adv. in such a manner as could not be otherwise

  • neem - noun large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia

  • neencephalon - noun the part of the brain having the most recent phylogenetic origin; the cerebral cortex and related parts

  • nefarious - adj. extremely wicked

  • nefariously - adv. in a nefarious manner or to a nefarious degree

  • nefariousness - noun the quality of being wicked

  • negation - noun (logic) a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false; the speech act of negating; a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement

  • negative - adj. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial; having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; less than zero; reckoned in a direction opposite to that regarded as positive; not indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition; having a negative electric charge; involving disadvantage or harm; designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with black and white tones reversed; a reply of denial; verb vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent

  • negatively - adv. in a negative way; in a harmful manner

  • negativeness - noun an amount less than zero; characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands; the character of the negative electric pole

  • negativism - noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands

  • negativist - noun someone who refuses to do what is asked or does the opposite of what is asked; someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions

  • negativity - noun an amount less than zero; characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands; the character of the negative electric pole; (chemistry) the tendency of an atom or radical to attract electrons in the formation of an ionic bond

  • negatron - noun an elementary particle with negative charge

  • neglectful - adj. failing in what duty requires; not showing due care or attention

  • neglectfully - adv. in a neglectful manner

  • neglectfulness - noun the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

  • negligence - noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances; the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

  • negligently - adv. in a negligent manner

  • negotiant - noun someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)

  • negotiation - noun the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms; a discussion intended to produce an agreement

  • negotiator - noun someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)

  • negotiatress - noun a woman negotiator

  • negotiatrix - noun a woman negotiator

  • negress - noun a Black woman or girl

  • negus - noun wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg

  • nehemiah - noun an Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity

  • neigh - noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse; verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse

  • neighbor - noun a nearby object of the same kind; a person who lives (or is located) near another; verb be located near or adjacent to; live or be located as a neighbor

  • neighborhood - noun people living near one another; a surrounding or nearby region; the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')

  • neighboring - adj. situated near one another; having a common boundary or edge; touching

  • neighborliness - noun a disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors

  • neighborly - adj. exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor

  • nejd - noun a central plateau region of the Arabian Peninsula; formerly an independent sultanate until 1932 when it united with Hejaz to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • nekton - noun the aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales

  • nelumbo - noun sometimes placed in the family Nymphaeaceae: lotuses

  • nelumbonaceae - noun in some classifications considered an independent family of water lilies; comprises the single genus Nelumbo

  • nematocera - noun mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies

  • nematoda - noun unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms

  • nematode - noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic

  • nembutal - noun a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic

  • nemertea - noun proboscis worms

  • nemertean - noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract

  • nemertina - noun proboscis worms

  • nemertine - noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract

  • nemophila - noun any plant of the genus Nemophila

  • neo - adj. (used as a combining form) recent or new

  • neoceratodus - noun extant Australian lungfishes

  • neoclassicism - noun revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation

  • neoclassicist - adj. relating to or advocating neoclassicism; noun an advocate of neoclassicism

  • neofiber - noun round-tailed muskrat

  • neolith - noun a stone tool from the Neolithic Age

  • neologist - noun a lexicographer of new words and expressions

  • neology - noun the act of inventing a word or phrase; a newly invented word or phrase

  • neopallium - noun the cortical part of the neencephalon

  • neophobia - noun a morbid fear of novelty

  • neophron - noun a genus of Accipitridae

  • neoplasia - noun the pathological process that results in the formation and growth of a tumor

  • neoplasm - noun an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose

  • neoplastic - adj. of or related to or having the properties of a neoplasm

  • neoplatonism - noun a system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the first principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturally unknowable

  • neoplatonist - noun an adherent of Neoplatonism

  • neotenic - adj. of or relating to or characterized by neoteny

  • neoteny - noun an evolutionary trend to be born earlier so that development is cut off at an earlier stage and juvenile characteristics are retained in adults of the species

  • neotoma - noun packrats

  • nepa - noun type genus of the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval water scorpions

  • nepalese - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Nepal or its people or language or culture; noun a native or inhabitant of Nepal

  • nepali - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Nepal or its people or language or culture; noun the official state language of Nepal; a native or inhabitant of Nepal

  • nepenthaceae - noun coextensive with the genus Nepenthes

  • nepenthes - noun pitcher plants

  • nepeta - noun catmint

  • nepheline - noun a whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form; used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels

  • nephelinite - noun an igneous rock consisting of nepheline and pyroxene

  • nephelite - noun a whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form; used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels

  • nephelium - noun a genus of dicotyledonous trees of the family Sapindaceae that are native to Asia and Australia

  • nephology - noun the branch of meteorology that studies clouds and cloud formation

  • nephoscope - noun a measuring instrument that uses a grid for measuring the altitude, direction, and velocity of movement of clouds

  • nephralgia - noun pain in the kidney (usually felt in the loins)

  • nephrectomy - noun surgical removal of a kidney

  • nephrite - noun an amphibole mineral consisting of calcium magnesium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade that is less valuable than from jadeite; once believed to cure kidney disorders

  • nephritic - adj. of or relating to the kidneys; affected by nephritis

  • nephritis - noun an inflammation of the kidney

  • nephrolepis - noun small genus of tropical ferns; sometimes placed in Polypodiaceae

  • nephrolith - noun a calculus formed in the kidney

  • nephrology - noun the branch of medicine concerned with the kidney - its development and anatomy and physiology and disorders

  • nephron - noun any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney

  • nephropathy - noun a disease affecting the kidneys

  • nephrops - noun a genus of Nephropsidae

  • nephropsidae - noun in some classifications coextensive with the Homaridae

  • nephroptosia - noun prolapse of the kidney

  • nephroptosis - noun prolapse of the kidney
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