- narcissistic Dictionary lookup
(adj.) egotistical; self-centered; self-love, excessive interest in ones appearance, comfort, abilities, etc.
The narcissistic actor was difficult to get along with.
- nascent Dictionary lookup
(adj.) starting to grow or develop
The nascent rage of in-line skating began on the West Coast.
- nautical Dictionary lookup
(adj.) of the sea; having to do with sailors, ships, or navigation
The coastal New England town had a charming nautical influence.
- nebulous Dictionary lookup
(adj.) unclear or vague
The ten page directions were a collection of nebulous words and figures.
- nefarious Dictionary lookup
(adj.) morally bad; wicked
The nefarious criminal was the scourge of the local police force.
- nefariousness Dictionary lookup
(adj.) being villainous or wicked
The nefariousness of the ruler was apparent when he hoarded all of the food.
- negligence Dictionary lookup
Negligence contributed to the accident: She was traveling too fast for the icy conditions.
- nemesis Dictionary lookup
(n.) a person who inflicts just punishment; retribution; a rival
The criminal was killed by his nemesis, the brother of the man he murdered.
The football team plays its nemesis on Saturday.
- neologism Dictionary lookup
(n.) giving a new meaning to an old word
Bad is a neologism for good.
- nettle Dictionary lookup
(v.) annoy; irritate
The younger brother nettled his older sister until she slapped him.
The boy will nettle the father into agreeing.
- neutral Dictionary lookup
(adj.) impartial; unbiased
The mother remained neutral regarding the argument between her two children.
- nexus Dictionary lookup
(n.) a connection
The nexus between the shuttle and the space station was successful.
- noisome Dictionary lookup
(adj.) harmful to health; having a foul odor
The noisome food was the cause of their illness.
The family was forced from the home by a noisome odor.
- nostalgic Dictionary lookup
(adj.) longing for the past; filled with bittersweet memories
She loved her new life, but became nostalgic when she met with her old friends.
- notorious Dictionary lookup
(adj.) infamous; renowned; having an unfavorable connotation
Discovering that her new neighbor was notorious for thievery, she decided to purchase an alarm system for her home.
The criminal had a notorious reputation.
- novel Dictionary lookup
It was a novel idea for the rock group to play classical music.
- nugatory Dictionary lookup
(adj.) trifling; futile; insignificant
Because the problem was nugatory it was not addressed immediately.
- nullify Dictionary lookup
(v.) cancel; invalidate
Drinking alcohol excessively will nullify the positive benefits of eating well and exercising daily.