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nadir
point of greatest adversity or despair
It took years of counseling for him to recover from the nadir that he experience during 2003.
nascent
coming into existence, emerging
The nascent government of iraq is facing many troubles.
nebulous
vague, hazy, indistinct
I had a nebulous recollection of the conversation when i was drunk.
negligent
taking too little care
The wanted criminal got into the building because of the negligent guards at the front door.
neophyte
a beginner or novice
He is a neophyte at chess.
nexus
the core, center or connection
Some believe that earth is located at the nexus of the universe.
nibble
biting off small amounts
The higher prices of gas were nibbling away at her savings.
noisome
offensive, disgusting smell
Some of the farts by my roomates are completely noisome.
nonchalant
not having interest
When i told him that the girl liked him, he acted very nonchalant towards her.
nonplused
state of confusion
The complex explanation made him nonplused and unable to learn the information.
nostrum
a medicine sold with no proof of it actually working
Even though the pills were being sold rapidly, it is still a nostrum and should not be trusted entirely.
noxious
harmful
The noxious fumes were what caused her death.
nugatory
worthless
His doctor's note was nugatory since it did not have a signature on it.
obdurate
stubbornly resistant to influence
He was an obdurate sinner, unaffected by the teachings of his church leaders.
obfuscate
to confuse or make unclear
Try not to obfuscate the problem with extraneous information.
oblivious
unaware, having no memory
He was so focused on the game that he was oblivious to the earthquake underway.
obloquy
sharp criticism, abusive language
I have had enough obloquy from the press for one lifetime.
obsequious
characterized by readily serving complacently
He was very in charge of his estate which was demonstrated by his obsequious servants.
obstreperous
noisy, loud
It was difficult for the nanny to keep the obstreperous kids under control.
obtain
to be established, accepted or customary, to acquire or gain possession
It is clear today that the morals that obtained in Rome are still present today.
obtrusive
noticeable, undesirable
That piece of furniture is very obtrusive in such a well decorated room.
obtuse
blunt, stupid
Her obtuse mentality made it difficult to explain the test material to her.
obviate
to make unnecessary, to get rid of
Take proper precautions to obviate the risk of serious injury.
occluded
blocked up
The pipes were occluded from too much grease accumulating.
odious
repulsive, hateful, highly offensive
He was very odious when he became drunk and ended up losing many of his friends because of it.
odium
contempt, dislike
He neglected his family for so long that he had to endure the odium that they felt towards him.
odor
smell, reputation
Because of all the parties he threw, he was in bad odor with the whole community.
officious
too eager or ready to offer advice
Sometimes my friends are very officious when i really just need to figure things out for myself.
ominous
threatening
The ominous bank of dark clouds made it clear that we were in for a storm.
onerous
needing effort, burdensome
The maid grew very tired of her onerous duties.
opaqueness
dullness, not allowing light to pass through
The opaqueness of my new room made it feel like i was living in a cave.
opprobrious
disgraceful or shameful
He was known for his opprobrious conduct in social settings.
ossify
to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions
After a crazy life in college, the young many began to ossify once he got out of college.
ostensible
apparent, evident or conspicuous
His ostensible purpose was charity, but his real goal was popularity.
ostentation
display intended to impress others
Whenever brady wears a cutoff shirt it is a clear act of ostentation.
ostracism
shut out from society
After he was charged for sexual harassment, his ostracism from society was imminent.
overhaul
examine thoroughly
overweening
conceited, overconfident, or proud
After making his scientific discovery the researcher became a brash, insolent, overweening fellow.