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193 Cards in this Set

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nonchalance n
A state of mind indicating lack of interest
non-combatant n
One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting
nondescript adj
nonentity n
A person or thing of little or no account
nonpareil n
One who or that which is of unequaled excellence
norm n
A model
normalcy n
The state of being normal
Norman adj
Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France
nostrum n
Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character
noticeable adj
notorious adj
Unfavorably known to the general public
novellette n
A short novel
novice n
A beginner in any business or occupation
nowadays adv
In the present time or age
nowhere adv
In no place or state
noxious adj
nuance n
A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind
nucleus n
A central point or part about which matter is aggregated
nude adj
nugatory adj
Having no power or force
nuisance n
That which annoys, vexes, or irritates
numeration n
The act or art of reading or naming numbers
numerical adj
Of or pertaining to number
nunnery n
A convent for nuns
nuptial adj
Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony
nurture n
The process of fostering or promoting growth
nutriment n
That which nourishes
nutritive adj
Having nutritious properties
oaken adj
Made of or from oak
oakum n
Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope
obdurate adj
Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity
obelisk n
A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative
obese adj
Exceedingly fat
obesity n
Excessive fatness
obituary adj
A published notice of a death
objective adj
Grasping and representing facts as they are
objector n
One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling
obligate v
To hold to the fulfillment of duty
obligatory adj
Binding in law or conscience
oblique adj
Slanting; said of lines
obliterate v
To cause to disappear
oblivion n
The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten
oblong adj
Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
obnoxious adj
obsequies n
Funeral rites
obsequious adj
Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another
observance n
A traditional form or customary act
observant adj
Quick to notice
observatory n
A building designed for systematic astronomical observations
obsolescence n
The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse
obsolescent adj
Passing out of use, as a word
obsolete adj
No longer practiced or accepted
obstetrician n
A practitioner of midwifery
obstetrics n
The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during

obstinacy n
Stubborn adherence to opinion, arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way
obstreperous adj
obstruct v
To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage, either wholly or in part
obstruction n
obtrude v
To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence
obtrusive adj
Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence
obvert v
To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object
obviate v
To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty
occasion n
An important event or celebration
Occident n
The countries lying west of Asia and the Turkish dominions
occlude v
To absorb, as a gas by a metal
occult adj
Existing but not immediately perceptible
occupant n
A tenant in possession of property, as distinguished from the actual owner
occurrence n
A happening
octagon n
A figure with eight sides and eight angles
octave n
A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other
octavo n
A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves
octogenarian adj
A person of between eighty and ninety years
ocular adj
Of or pertaining to the eye
oculist n
One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye
oddity n
An eccentricity
ode n
The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung
odious adj
odium n
A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust
odoriferous adj
Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one
odorous adj
Having an odor, especially a fragrant one
off adj
Farther or more distant
offhand adv
Without preparation
officiate v
To act as an officer or leader
officious adj
Intermeddling with what is not one's concern
offshoot n
Something that branches off from the parent stock
ogre n
A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings
ointment n
A fatty preparation with a butter-like consistency in which a medicinal substance exists
olfactory adj
of or pertaining to the sense of smell
olive-branch n
A branch of the olive-tree, as an emblem of peace
ominous adj
omission n
omnipotence n
Unlimited and universal power
Omnipotent adj
Possessed of unlimited and universal power
omniscience n
Unlimited or infinite knowledge
omniscient adj
Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge
omnivorous adj
Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately
onerous adj
Burdensome or oppressive
onrush n
onset n
An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification
onslaught n
A violent onset
onus n
A burden or responsibility
opalescence n
The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints
opaque adj
Impervious to light
operate v
To put in action and supervise the working of
operative adj
operator n
One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus
operetta n
A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act
opinion n
A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge
opponent n
One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport
opportune adj
Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment
opportunist n
One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends
opportunity n
Favorable or advantageous chance or opening
opposite adj
Radically different or contrary in action or movement
opprobrium n
The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil
optic n
Pertaining to the eye or vision
optician n
One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses
optics n
The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight
optimism n
The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best
option n
The right, power, or liberty of choosing
optometry n
Measurement of the powers of vision
opulence n
opulent adj
oral adj
Uttered through the mouth
orate v
To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech
oration n
An elaborate or formal public speech
orator n
One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech
oratorio n
A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures
oratory n
The art of public speaking
ordeal n
Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc
ordinal n
That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third
ordination n
A consecration to the ministry
ordnance n
A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war
orgies n
Wild or wanton revelry
origin n
The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be
original adj
Not copied nor produced by imitation
originate v
To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of
ornate adj
Ornamented to a marked degree
orthodox adj
Holding the commonly accepted faith
orthodoxy n
Acceptance of the common faith
orthogonal adj
Having or determined by right angles
orthopedic adj
Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity
orthopedist n
One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
oscillate v
To swing back and forth
osculate v
To kiss
ossify v
to convert into bone
ostentation n
A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery
ostracism n
Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics
ostracize v
To exclude from public or private favor
ought v
To be under moral obligation to be or do
oust v
To eject
out-and-out adv
outbreak n
A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained
outburst n
A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual
outcast n
One rejected and despised, especially socially
outcry n
A vehement or loud cry or clamor
outdo v
To surpass
outlandish adj
Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action
outlast v
To last longer than
outlaw n
A habitual lawbreaker
outlive v
To continue to exist after
out-of-the-way adj
Remotely situated
outpost n
A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise
outrage n
A gross infringement of morality or decency
outrageous adj
Shocking in conduct
outreach v
To reach or go beyond
outride v
To ride faster than
outrigger n
A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support
outright adv
outskirt n
A border region
outstretch v
To extend
outstrip v
To go beyond
outweigh v
To surpass in importance or excellence
overdo v
To overtax the strength of
overdose n
An excessive dose, usually so large a dose of a medicine that its effect is toxic
overeat v
To eat to excess
overhang n
A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over
overleap v
To leap beyond
overlord n
One who holds supremacy over another
overpass v
To pass across or over, as a river
overpay v
To pay or reward in excess
overpower v
To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power
overproduction n
Excessive production
overreach v
To stretch out too far
overrun v
To infest or ravage
oversee v
To superintend
overseer n
A supervisor
overshadow v
To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison
overstride v
To step beyond
overthrow v
To vanquish an established ruler or government
overtone n
A harmonic
overture n
An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet
overweight n