Macaca noun macaques; rhesus monkeys macadam

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nummulitidae - noun a family of fossil protoctists

  • numskull - noun these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

  • nuncio - noun (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status

  • nunnery - noun the convent of a community of nuns

  • nuphar - noun spatterdocks

  • nuptials - noun the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

  • nursemaid - noun a woman who is the custodian of children

  • nurser - noun a person who treats something carefully

  • nurseryman - noun someone who takes care of a garden

  • nursing - noun the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm; nourishing at the breast; the profession of a nurse

  • nursling - noun an infant considered in relation to its nurse

  • nurtural - adj. resulting from nurture

  • nutation (nodding uncontrollably tackled terrifically)- noun uncontrolled nodding

  • nutcracker - noun speckled birds that feed on nuts; a compound lever used to crack nuts open; any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects

  • nutlet - noun a small nut

  • nutlike - adj. resembling a nut in shape and size; having the flavor of nuts

  • nutrify - verb give nourishment to

  • nutriment - noun a source of materials to nourish the body

  • nutritional - adj. of or relating to or providing nutrition

  • nutritionally - adv. with regard to nutrition

  • nutritionist - noun a specialist in the study of nutrition

  • nutritiousness - noun the quality of being nourishing and promoting healthy growth

  • nutritiveness - noun the quality of being nourishing and promoting healthy growth

  • nuts - adj. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

  • nutter - noun a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad

  • nuttily - adv. in a mildly insane manner

  • nutty - adj. having the flavor of nuts; informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

  • nyamwezi - noun a Bantu language spoken in central Tanzania

  • nyctaginaceae - noun a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales

  • nyctaginia - noun a caryophyllaceous genus of the family Nyctaginaceae having only one species

  • nyctalopia - noun inability to see clearly in dim light; due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to a retinal disorder

  • nyctereutes - noun raccoon dogs

  • nycticorax - noun Old World night herons

  • nyctimene - noun East Indian fruit bats

  • nyctophobia - noun a morbid fear of night or darkness

  • nycturia - noun excessive urination at night; especially common in older men

  • nymphaea - noun the type genus of the family Nymphaeaceae; any of a variety of water lilies

  • nymphaeaceae - noun dicot aquatic plants

  • nymphalid - noun medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast

  • nymphalidae - noun large beautifully colored butterflies

  • nymphet - noun a sexually attractive young woman

  • nympholepsy - noun a frenzy of emotion; as for something unattainable

  • nympholept - noun a person seized by nympholepsy

  • nymphomaniacal - adj. (used of women) affected with excessive sexual desire

  • nyssa - noun tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside ponds

  • nyssaceae - noun a family of dicotyledonous trees of order Myrtales that includes the sour gum trees

  • nystagmus - noun involuntary movements of the eyeballs; its presence or absence is used to diagnose a variety of neurological and visual disorders.


    1. oafish - adj. ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

    2. oakum - noun loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships

    3. oarfish - noun thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin

    4. oarlock - noun a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

    5. oarsman - noun someone who rows a boat

    6. oarsmanship - noun skill as an oarsman

    7. oarswoman - noun a woman oarsman

    8. oast - noun a kiln for drying hops

    9. oatcake - noun thin flat unleavened cake of baked oatmeal

    10. oaten - adj. of or related to or derived from oats

    11. obadiah - noun an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible; a Hebrew minor prophet

    12. obbligato - noun a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission; a persistent but subordinate motif

    13. obdurately - adv. in a stubborn unregenerate manner

    14. obeah - noun a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas

    15. obeche - noun large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood; the wood of an African obeche tree; used especially for veneering

    16. obedience - noun behavior intended to please your parents; the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person; the trait of being willing to obey

    17. obediently - adv. in an obedient manner

    18. obeisance - noun the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person; bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame

    19. obelion - noun the craniometric point on the sagittal suture near the lamboid suture

    20. obesity - noun more than average fatness

    21. obfuscation - noun darkening or obscuring the sight of something; the activity of obscuring people's understanding, leaving them baffled or bewildered; confusion resulting from failure to understand

    22. obi - noun a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas

    23. obit - noun a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography

    24. objectification - noun the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing; a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle

    25. objection - noun (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or

    26. llegality; the speech act of objecting; the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent; the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

    27. objectionable - adj. causing disapproval or protest; liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to

    28. objectionableness - noun the quality of being hateful

    29. objectionably - adv. in an obnoxious manner

    30. objective - adj. belonging to immediate experience of actual things or events; undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed; the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    31. objectively - adv. with objectivity

    32. objectiveness - noun judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices

    33. objurgate - verb censure severely; express strong disapproval of

    34. objurgation - noun rebuking a person harshly

    35. oblanceolate - adj. of a leaf shape; having a broad rounded apex and a tapering base

    36. oblateness - noun the property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles

    37. oblation - noun the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist; the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity

    38. obligation - noun a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply; a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor; the state of being obligated to do or pay something; the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

    39. obligational - adj. relating or constituting or qualified to create a legal or financial obligation

    40. obligatorily - adv. in an obligatory manner; in a manner that cannot be evaded

    41. obliged - adj. under a moral obligation to do something

    42. obliger - noun someone who performs a service or does a favor

    43. obliging - adj. showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

    44. obligingly - adv. in accommodation

    45. obligingness - noun a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

    46. obliquely - adv. at an oblique angle; to, toward or at one side

    47. obliqueness - noun the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle; the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly

    48. obliquity - noun the quality of being deceptive; the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle

    49. obliterable - adj. able to be obliterated completely

    50. obliteration - noun destruction by annihilating something; the complete destruction of every trace of something

    51. obliterator - noun an eliminator that does away with all traces

    52. obliviousness - noun total forgetfulness

    53. oblongness - noun the property of being shaped like a rectangle

    54. obloquy - noun state of disgrace resulting from public abuse; a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

    55. obnoxiously - adv. in an obnoxious manner

    56. obnoxiousness - noun the quality of being hateful

    57. obnubilate - verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; make less visible or unclear

    58. obolus - noun a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram

    59. obovate - adj. of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base

    60. obscenely - adv. to an obscene degree; in a lewd and obscene manner

    61. obscenity - noun an obscene act; the trait of behaving in an obscene manner; an offensive or indecent word or phrase

    62. obscurantism - noun a deliberate act intended to make something obscure; a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge

    63. obscurantist - noun a person who is deliberately vague

    64. obscurely - adv. in an obscure manner

    65. obscureness - noun the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand; the state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination; the state of being humble and unimportant

    66. obscurity - noun the state of being indistinct or indefinite for lack of adequate illumination; an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known; the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand

    67. obsequiously - adv. in an obsequious manner

    68. obsequiousness - noun abject or cringing submissiveness

    69. observable - adj. capable of being seen or noticed

    70. observably - adv. in a noticeable manner

    71. observance - noun the act of observing; taking a patient look; conformity with law or custom or practice etc.; the act of noticing or paying attention; a formal event performed on a special occasion

    72. observantly - adv. in an observant manner

    73. observational - adj. relying on observation or experiment

    74. observer - noun an expert who observes and comments on something; a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

    75. observing - adj. quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception

    76. observingly - adv. in an observant manner

    77. obsessional - adj. characterized by or constituting an obsession

    78. obsolesce - verb become obsolete, fall into disuse

    79. obsolescence - noun the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date

    80. obsoleteness - noun the property of being out of date and not current

    81. obstetrical - adj. of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics

    82. obstetrician - noun a physician specializing in obstetrics

    83. obstetrics - noun the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

    84. obstinance - noun resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires; the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome

    85. obstinately - adv. in a stubborn unregenerate manner

    86. obstipation - noun severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines

    87. obstreperous - adj. boisterously and noisily aggressive; noisily and stubbornly defiant

    88. obstreperously - adv. in manner that attracts attention

    89. obstreperousness - noun noisy defiance

    90. obstructer - noun any structure that makes progress difficult; someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

    91. obstruction - noun getting in someone's way; the act of obstructing; any structure that makes progress difficult; the state or condition of being obstructed; something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

    92. obstructionism - noun deliberate interference

    93. obstructionist - noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

    94. obstructive - adj. preventing movement

    95. obstructively - adv. in an obstructive manner

    96. obstructor - noun any structure that makes progress difficult; someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

    97. obtainable - adj. capable of being obtained

    98. obtainment - noun the act of obtaining

    99. obtention - noun the act of obtaining

    100. obtrusively - adv. in an obtrusive manner

    101. obtrusiveness - noun an unwelcome conspicuousness

    102. obtund - verb reduce the edge or violence of

    103. obturate - verb block passage through

    104. obturator - noun a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)

    105. obtuse - adj. lacking in insight or discernment; of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees; of a leaf shape; rounded at the apex; slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

    106. obtusely - adv. in a stupid manner

    107. obtuseness - noun the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point; the quality of being slow to understand

    108. obviation - noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

    109. obviously - adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

    110. obviousness - noun the property of being easy to see and understand

    111. occasional - adj. occurring from time to time; occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals; occuring from time to time

    112. occasionally - adv. now and then or here and there

    113. occidentalism - noun the quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Western civilizations; the scholarly knowledge of Western cultures and languages and people

    114. occidentalize - verb make western in character

    115. occiput - noun back part of the head or skull

    116. occultism - noun a belief in supernatural powers and the possibility of bringing them under human control; the study of the supernatural

    117. occultist - noun a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts

    118. occupancy - noun an act of being a tenant or occupant; the act of occupying or taking possession of a building

    119. occupational - adj. of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained

    120. occupier - noun a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country; someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

    121. occurrence - noun an instance of something occurring; an event that happens

    122. oceangoing - adj. used on the high seas

    123. oceanology - noun the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans

    124. ocellated - adj. having ocelli

    125. ocellus - noun an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies); usually a spot of color inside a ring of another color; an eye having a single lens

    126. ocher - adj. of a moderate orange-yellow color; noun a moderate yellow-orange to orange color; any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment

    127. ochlocracy - noun a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses

    128. ochna - noun type genus of Ochnaceae; evergreen trees and shrubs of Old World tropics

    129. ochnaceae - noun family of tropical evergreen trees and shrubs with thick shining parallel-veined leaves

    130. ochotona - noun type genus of the Ochotonidae

    131. ochotonidae - noun pikas and extinct forms

    132. ochroma - noun one species: balsa

    133. ochronosis - noun an accumulation of dark pigment in cartilage and other connective tissue; usually a symptom of alkaptonuria or phenol poisoning

    134. ocimum - noun basil

    135. ocotillo - noun desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers

    136. octameter - noun a verse line having eight metrical feet

    137. octangular - adj. of or relating to or shaped like an octagon

    138. octans - noun the constellation that includes the southern celestial pole

    139. octavian - noun Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)

    140. octavo - noun the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves

    141. octopod - noun a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell

    142. octopoda - noun octopuses and paper nautilus

    143. octosyllabic - adj. having or characterized by or consisting of eight syllables

    144. octosyllable - noun a verse line having eight syllables or a poem of octosyllabic lines

    145. octroi - noun a tax on various goods brought into a town

    146. octuple - adj. having eight units or components

    147. oculist - noun a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of diseases of the eye; a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses

    148. oculomotor - noun supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye

    149. oculus - noun the organ of sight

    150. od - noun the right eye; a doctor's degree in optometry

    151. odalisque - noun a woman who cohabits with an important man

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