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Words whose second letter is N N () the fourteenth letter of English alphabet, is a vocal consonent, and, in allusion to its mode of formation, is called the dentinasal or linguanasal consonent. Nappy (a.) Inclined to sleep; sleepy; as, to feel nappy. ) of Nappy Nappy (n.) A round earthen dish, with a flat bottom and sloping sides. ) of Narcissus Narcissus (n.) A genus of endogenous bulbous plants with handsome flowers, having a cup-shaped crown within the six-lobed perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of several kinds. t.) To imbue with, or subject to the influence of, a narcotic; to put into a state of narcosis. Narrative (n.) That which is narrated; the recital of a story; a continuous account of the particulars of an event or transaction; a story. Narrator (n.) One who narrates; one who relates a series of events or transactions. Neophyte (n.) A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. Neophyte (n.) A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything. Nepenthes (n.) A genus of climbing plants found in India, Malaya, etc., which have the leaves prolonged into a kind of stout tendril terminating in a pitcherlike appendage, whence the plants are often called pitcher plants and monkey-cups. Nestling (n.) A young bird which has not abandoned the nest. Nestling (a.) Newly hatched; being yet in the nest. Ney (n.) Anything designed or fitted to entrap or catch; a snare; any device for catching and holding. Neurotome (n.) An instrument for cutting or dissecting nerves. Neurotomy (n.) The dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system. Newspaper (n.) A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc. Its commoner sound is that heard in ran, done; but when immediately followed in the same word by the sound of g hard or k (as in single, sink, conquer), it usually represents the same sound as the digraph ng in sing, bring, etc. Nappy (a.) Tending to cause sleepiness; serving to make sleepy; strong; heady; as, nappy ale. Nap-taking (n.) A taking by surprise; an unexpected onset or attack. Narcissus (n.) A beautiful youth fabled to have been enamored of his own image as seen in a fountain, and to have been changed into the flower called Narcissus. Nard (n.) An East Indian plant (Nardostachys Jatamansi) of the Valerian family, used from remote ages in Oriental perfumery. Narratory (a.) Giving an account of events; narrative; as, narratory letters. Narrow (superl.) Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow street; a narrow hem. Nasicornous (a.) Bearing a horn, or horns, on the nose, as the rhinoceros. Nasion (n.) The middle point of the nasofrontal suture. Neoplasia (n.) Growth or development of new material; neoplasty. Nepenthe (n.) A drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow; -- by some supposed to have been opium or hasheesh. There are about thirty species, of which the best known is Nepenthes distillatoria. Nepeta (n.) A genus of labiate plants, including the catnip and ground ivy. of Nephritical Nephritical (a.) Of or pertaining to the kidneys or urinary organs; renal; as, a nephritic disease. Ney (n.) Anything wrought or woven in meshes; as, a net for the hair; a mosquito net; a tennis net. Neurotomy (n.) The division of a nerve, for the relief of neuralgia, or for other purposes. Newfangled (a.) Newmade; formed with the affectation of novelty. Newsroom (n.) A room where news is collected and disseminated, or periodicals sold; a reading room supplied with newspapers, magazines, etc. News-writer (n.) One who gathered news for, and wrote, news-letters. Naiad (n.) Any species of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel. Nail (n.) The terminal horny plate on the beak of ducks, and other allied birds. Nail (n.) To fasten, as with a nail; to bind or hold, as to a bargain or to acquiescence in an argument or assertion; hence, to catch; to trap. Nailer (n.) One who fastens with, or drives, nails. Nail-headed (a.) Having a head like that of a nail; formed so as to resemble the head of a nail. Nainsook (n.) A thick sort of jaconet muslin, plain or striped, formerly made in India. Naked (a.) Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare. Name (n.) A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts. Name (n.) To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand. Naphthoic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or related to, naphthalene; -- used specifically to designate any one of a series of carboxyl derivatives, called naphthoic acids. Neo- () A prefix meaning new, recent, late; and in chemistry designating specifically that variety of metameric hydrocarbons which, when the name was applied, had been recently classified, and in which at least one carbon atom in connected directly with four other carbon atoms; -- contrasted with normal and iso-; as, neopentane; the neoparaffins. Neocene (a.) More recent than the Eocene, that is, including both the Miocene and Pliocene divisions of the Tertiary. Neocomian (n.) A term applied to the lowest deposits of the Cretaceous or chalk formation of Europe, being the lower greensand. t.) To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation. Nether (a.) Situated down or below; lying beneath, or in the lower part; having a lower position; belonging to the region below; lower; under; -- opposed to upper. Neuropathy (n.) An affection of the nervous system or of a nerve. Neuropodium (n.) The ventral lobe or branch of a parapodium. Nagyagite (n.) A mineral of blackish lead-gray color and metallic luster, generally of a foliated massive structure; foliated tellurium. Naiad (n.) A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain. Naiad (n.) Any plant of the order Naiadaceae, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc. Naid (n.) Any one of numerous species of small, fresh-water, chaetopod annelids of the tribe Naidina. Naif (a.) Having a true natural luster without being cut; -- applied by jewelers to a precious stone. Nail (n.) The basal thickened portion of the anterior wings of certain hemiptera. Nail (n.) To stud or boss with nails, or as with nails. Nailer (n.) One whose occupation is to make nails; a nail maker. ) of Nailery Nailery () A manufactory where nails are made. Naive (a.) Having native or unaffected simplicity; ingenuous; artless; frank; as, naive manners; a naive person; naive and unsophisticated remarks. Naivete (n.) Native simplicity; unaffected plainness or ingenuousness; artlessness. Naked (a.) Having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed; defenseless. Name (n.) The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class. Name (n.) To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding. Naphthalic (a.) Formerly, designating an acid probably identical with phthalic acid. Naphthide (n.) A compound of naphthalene or its radical with a metallic element; as, mercuric naphthide. Nenuphar (n.) The great white water lily of Europe; the Nymphaea alba. pl.) The modern, or true, Crustacea, as distinguished from the Merostomata. Netting (n.) A network of ropes used for various purposes, as for holding the hammocks when not in use, also for stowing sails, and for hoisting from the gunwale to the rigging to hinder an enemy from boarding. Nettle (n.) A plant of the genus Urtica, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a stinging sensation. Neuroma (n.) A tumor developed on, or connected with, a nerve, esp. Neuromere (n.) A metameric segment of the cerebro-spinal nervous system. Neuropathic (a.) Of or pertaining to neuropathy; of the nature of, or suffering from, nervous disease. Nide (n.) A nestful; a brood; as, a nide of pheasants. Called also Mackinaw trout, lake trout, lake salmon, salmon trout, togue, and tuladi. Naphthalene (n.) A white crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon, C10H8, analogous to benzene, and obtained by the distillation of certain bituminous materials, such as the heavy oil of coal tar. t.) To mingle, saturate, or impregnate, with naphtha. dioica, are also found in the Eastern united States. Chemically, however, choline is oxyethyl-trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide, while neurine is vinyl-trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide. Neuroglia (n.) The delicate connective tissue framework which supports the nervous matter and blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord. Neurokeratin (n.) A substance, resembling keratin, present in nerve tissue, as in the sheath of the axis cylinder of medullated nerve fibers. It is usually spotted with red, and sometimes weighs over forty pounds. Naphthalate (n.) A salt of naphthalic acid; a phthalate. It was for a long time considered identical with choline, a crystalline body originally obtained from bile. Neuro-central (a.) Between the neural arch and the centrum of a vertebra; as, the neurocentral suture. Neuro-epidermal (a.) Pertaining to, or giving rise to, the central nervous system and epiderms; as, the neuroepidermal, or epiblastic, layer of the blastoderm. In 1729 they were subdued by the French; the survivors joined the Creek Confederacy. National (a.) Attached to one's own country or nation. pl.) An order of fishes having barbels on the jaws. Neptunicentric (a.) As seen from Neptune, or having Neptune as a center; as, Neptunicentric longitude or force. Nervous (a.) Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited; subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily agitated or annoyed. Nest (n.) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock. Neutralization (n.) The act or process of neutralizing, or the state of being neutralized. Next (superl.) Nearest in degree, quality, rank, right, or relation; as, the next heir was an infant. Natchnee (n.) An annual grass (Eleusine coracona), cultivated in India as a food plant. Nationalism (n.) The state of being national; national attachment; nationality. Nematogene (n.) One of the dimorphic forms of the species of Dicyemata, which produced vermiform embryos; -- opposed to rhombogene. Neptunium (n.) A new metallic element, of doubtful genuineness and uncertain indentification, said to exist in certain minerals, as columbite. Nest (n.) A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger. Neutralization (n.) The act or process by which an acid and a base are combined in such proportions that the resulting compound is neutral. Next (adv.) In the time, place, or order nearest or immediately suceeding; as, this man follows next. Nez Perces () A tribe of Indians, mostly inhabiting Idaho. Niagara period () A subdivision or the American Upper Silurian system, embracing the Medina, Clinton, and Niagara epoch.
Nabob (n.) One who returns to Europe from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth. Nakedly (adv.) In a naked manner; without covering or disguise; manifestly; simply; barely. Nameless (a.) Not known or mentioned by name; anonymous; as, a nameless writer. Namely (adv.) By name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly. Nandine (n.) An African carnivore (Nandinia binotata), allied to the civets. Nankeen (n.) An imitation of this cloth by artificial coloring. Nanny (n.) A diminutive of Ann or Anne, the proper name. Naphthoquinone (n.) A yellow crystalline substance, C10H6O2, analogous to quinone, obtained by oxidizing naphthalene with chromic acid. Napoleonist (n.) A supporter of the dynasty of the Napoleons. t.) To tell, rehearse, or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of; to go through with in detail, as an incident or transaction; to give an account of. Nemesis (n.) The goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, retributive justice personified; divine vengeance. Neocracy (n.) Government by new or inexperienced hands; upstart rule; raw or untried officials. Neologist (n.) One who introduces new words or new senses of old words into a language. Neology (n.) The introduction of a new word, or of words or significations, into a language; as, the present nomenclature of chemistry is a remarkable instance of neology. (Theol.), a doctrine at variance with the received interpretation of revealed truth; a new method of theological interpretation; rationalism. Formerly, the name was given to a much more extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera. Narrowness (n.) The condition or quality of being narrow. Narthex (n.) A tall umbelliferous plant (Ferula communis). Narthex (n.) The portico in front of ancient churches; sometimes, the atrium or outer court surrounded by ambulatories; -- used, generally, for any vestibule, lobby, or outer porch, leading to the nave of a church. The male usually has one long, twisted, pointed canine tooth, or tusk projecting forward from the upper jaw like a horn, whence it is called also sea unicorn, unicorn fish, and unicorn whale. Nasoturbinal (a.) Connected with, or near, both the turbinal and the nasal bones; as, the nasalturbinal bone, made up of the uppermost lammelae of the ethmoturbinal, and sometimes united with the nasal. The whole plant has a warm pungent flavor, and the fleshy fruits are used as a substitute for capers, while the leaves and flowers are sometimes used in salads. pl.) One's birth, or the circumstances attending it. Nation (n.) The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own. Nation (n.) One of the divisions of university students in a classification according to nativity, formerly common in Europe. Neorama (n.) A panorama of the interior of a building, seen from within. of Neoterical Neoterical (a.) Recent in origin; modern; new. Neoterist (n.) One ho introduces new word/ or phrases. Neptune (n.) The remotest known planet of our system, discovered -- as a result of the computations of Leverrier, of Paris -- by Galle, of Berlin, September 23, 1846. Nereis (n.) A genus, including numerous species, of marine chaetopod annelids, having a well-formed head, with two pairs of eyes, antennae, four pairs of tentacles, and a protrusile pharynx, armed with a pair of hooked jaws. Neroli (n.) An essential oil obtained by distillation from the flowers of the orange. Nerve (n.) One of the whitish and elastic bundles of fibers, with the accompanying tissues, which transmit nervous impulses between nerve centers and various parts of the animal body. Nerve (n.) Physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control; constitutional vigor. Nervimotion (n.) The movement caused in the sensory organs by external agents and transmitted to the muscles by the nerves. -ness () A suffix used to form abstract nouns expressive of quality or state; as, goodness, greatness. t.) To treat or test, as a liquid, with a solution of mercuric iodide in potassium iodide and potassium hydroxide, which is called Nessler's solution or Nessler's test, and is used to detect the presence of ammonia. Neutrality (n.) The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference. Neutralizer (n.) One who, or that which, neutralizes; that which destroys, disguises, or renders inert the peculiar properties of a body. Nevadite (n.) A grantitoid variety of rhyolite, common in Nevada. New (superl.) As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of original freshness; also, changed for the better; renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel made him a new man. Often colloquially abbreviated to New year's or new year. Nick (n.) A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china. Nicker nut () A rounded seed, rather smaller than a nutmeg, having a hard smooth shell, and a yellowish or bluish color. Nasty (superl.) Offensively filthy; very dirty, foul, or defiled; disgusting; nauseous. Natal (a.) Of or pertaining to one's birth; accompying or dating from one's birth; native. Natant (a.) Floating in water, as the leaves of water lilies, or submersed, as those of many aquatic plants. Natatorial (a.) Inclined or adapted to swim; swimming; as, natatorial birds. Nation (n.) One of the four divisions (named from the parts of Scotland) in which students were classified according to their nativity. Neossine (n.) The substance constituting the edible bird's nest. Its mean distance from the sun is about 2,775,000,000 miles, and its period of revolution is about 164,78 years. ) of Nereid Nereid (n.) A sea nymph, one of the daughters of Nereus, who were attendants upon Neptune, and were represented as riding on sea horses, sometimes with the human form entire, and sometimes with the tail of a fish. The word is sometimes used for similar annelids of other families. It has a strong odor, and is used in perfumery, etc. Nerve (n.) Steadiness and firmness of mind; self-command in personal danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and endurance; coolness; pluck; resolution. Nerve (n.) One of the principal fibrovascular bundles or ribs of a leaf, especially when these extend straight from the base or the midrib of the leaf. Nervimotor (n.) Any agent capable of causing nervimotion. Nervous (a.) possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous. Nest (n.) The bed or receptacle prepared by a fowl for holding her eggs and for hatching and rearing her young. Neutrality (n.) Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad. Neutrally (adv.) In a neutral manner; without taking part with either side; indifferently. Neve (n.) The upper part of a glacier, above the limit or perpetual snow. New (superl.) Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously kniwn or famous. New Zealand () A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Next (superl.) Nearest in place; having no similar object intervening. Nick (n.) A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment. The seeds grow in the prickly pods of tropical, woody climbers of the genus Caesalpinia. [Written also nacker and naker.] See Pearl, and Mother-of-pearl. Nadir (n.) The lowest point; the time of greatest depression. Nappiness (n.) The quality of having a nap; abundance of nap, as on cloth. Narration (n.) That part of a discourse which recites the time, manner, or consequences of an action, or simply states the facts connected with the subject. one who holds or believes that the gospel is a new law. Nestorian (a.) relating to, or resembling, Nestor, the aged warior and counselor mentioned by Homer; hence, wise; experienced; aged; as, Nestorian caution. t.) To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk. t.) To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile. t.) To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree. Neuroskeletal (a.) Of or pertaining to the neuroskeleton. newsboy (n.) A boy who distributes or sells newspaper. Nicolaitan (n.) One of certain corrupt persons in the early church at Ephesus, who are censured in rev. It is a colorless, transparent, oily liquid, having an acrid odor, and an acrid burning taste. Nicotinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, nicotine; nicotic; -- used specifically to designate an acid related to pyridine, obtained by the oxidation of nicotine, and called nicotinic acid. Nacarat (n.) Fine linen or crape dyed of this color. Nacre (n.) A pearly substance which lines the interior of many shells, and is most perfect in the mother-of-pearl. Nadir (n.) That point of the heavens, or lower hemisphere, directly opposite the zenith; the inferior pole of the horizon; the point of the celestial sphere directly under the place where we stand. Naevoid (a.) Resembling a naevus or naevi; as, naevoid elephantiasis. e., those consisting mainly of blood vessels, as dilated arteries, veins, or capillaries. Naphthylamine (n.) One of two basic amido derivatives of naphthalene, C10H7. Napiform (a.) Turnip-shaped; large and round in the upper part, and very slender below. Thus, some hyperboloids have one nappe, and some have two. Narration (n.) That which is related; the relation in words or writing of the particulars of any transaction or event, or of any series of transactions or events; story; history. Nemophily (n.) Fondness for forest scenery; love of the woods. Neodymium (n.) An elementary substance which forms one of the constituents of didymium. Neolithic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, an era characterized by late remains in stone. Neologization (n.) The act or process of neologizing. i.) To introduce or use new words or terms or new uses of old words. Neomorph (n.) A structure, part, or organ developed independently, that is, not derived from a similar structure, part, or organ, in a pre existing form. Neonomian (n.) One who advocates adheres to new laws; esp. Net (a.) Not including superfluous, incidental, or foreign matter, as boxes, coverings, wraps, etc.; free from charges, deductions, etc; as, net profit; net income; net weight, etc. Neurosis (n.) A functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure. Nicotiana (n.) A genus of American and Asiatic solanaceous herbs, with viscid foliage and funnel-shaped blossoms. Nicotine (n.) An alkaloid which is the active principle of tobacco.