nab, v. (Colloq.) grab, snatch, seize.

nag, v. (Colloq.) plague, tease, twit, hector, torment, scold.

naive, a. artless, innocent, ingenuous, frank.

naivete, n. artlessness, innocence, ingenuousness, candor.

naked, a. nude, undressed, bare; unexaggerated, uncolored, exact, literal.

nakedness, n. nudity, bareness; exactness, literalness, accuracy.

name, n. appellation, designation, denomination; epithet, title, cognomen, surname, cognomination, pseudonym, patronymic, metronymic, alias, penname, praenomen, sobriquet, nom de plume, nom de guerre, nickname, eponym, misnomer, euphemism, agnomen, allonym, anonym, autonym, appellative, byname, caconym, cryptonym, compellation, compellative, dionym, trionym, polyonym, diminutive; repute, fame, renown, reputation. Associated Words: nominal, nominally, titular, titulary, onomatology, patronomatology, onomasticon, orismology, pseudepigraphy, pseudonymity, roster, register, nee, nomancy, namesake, eponymy, of that ilk, nomenclator, heteronym, synedoche, nominative.

name, v. entitle, denominate, style, call, christen, dub, term; designate, specify, nominate.

nameless, a. unnamed; undistinguished, inglorious, unknown, obscure; anonymous; unnamable, inexpressible.

namelessness, n. anonymity; obscurity.

names, n. pl. nomenclature, terminology.

Naples, n. Associated Word: Neapolitan.

narcotic, n. stupefacient, sedative, anaesthetic, opiate, anodyne.

narrate, v. recount, recite, tell about, relate.

narration, n. narrative, relation, recital, story.

narrative, n. narration, account, portrayal, story, tale.

narrow, a. limited, circumscribed, incapacious, contracted, straitened, cramped; bigoted, illiberal, uncatholic, narrow-minded, insular.

narrow, v. contract, reduce, constrict, restrict, limit, cramp, confine.

narrowing, n. contraction, reduction, constriction, limitation circumscription.

narrow-minded, a. illiberal, bigoted, intolerant, narrow, uncatholic.

narrow-mindedness, n. illiberality, bigotry, bias, intolerance, insularity, uncatholicity.

narrowness, n. contractedness, incapaciousness, circumscription.

narrows, n. strait, sound.

nastiness, n. squalor, filthiness, pollution, filth, corruption, dirtiness; indecency, smut, obscenity, bawdry, ribaldry, indelicacy, lewdness.

nasty, a. filthy, squalid, foul, polluted, dirty; indecent, indelicate, gross, ribald, lewd, obscene, smutty, shameless; odious, sickening, repulsive, nauseous, disgusting, disagreeable.

native, a. natal; indigenous, natural, aboriginal, autochthonal; vernacular, mother; genuine, congenital, inherent, inborn, inbred, innate, original. Antonyms: foreign, artificial, exotic, acquired, assumed, unnatural.

native, n. aboriginal, denizen (by birth), indigene.

natives, n. pl. aborigines.

natty, a. (Colloq.) neat, spruce, trim, jaunty, dapper, chic.

natural, a. native, inborn, congenital, innate, characteristic; original, indigenous; normal, regular, legitimate; artless, unaffected, ingenuous, spontaneous, simple; unregenerate. Antonyms: unnatural, acquired, affected, simulated.

naturalization, n. denization.

naturalize, v. familiarize, accustom, habituate, acclimatize, adapt, acclimate.

natural philosophy. physics.

nature, n. creation, universe, cosmos, world; kind, sort, character, quality, species; disposition, mood, temper, essence, constitution. Associated Words: physiography, physiogony, connatural, connaturalness.

nature worship. physiolatry.

naughty, a. disobedient, mischievous, perverse, forward, refractory.

nausea, n. seasickness; qualm, squeamishness, queasiness, qualmishness.

nauseate, v. sicken, disgust, revolt; recoil from, abhor, abominate.

nauseous, a. disgusting, nauseating, offensive, sickening, fulsome, distasteful.

nautical, a. naval, marine, maritime, oceanic.

nautilus, n. Tetrabranchiata; argonaut, paper nautilus; diving-bell.

naval, a. nautical, marine, maritime.

navel, n. umbilicus, omphalos.

navel string, funis, umbilical cord.

navigate, v. sail, cruise; guide, steer, direct; circumnavigate

near, a. nigh, close, adjacent, neighboring, contiguous, proximate, approximate to; intimate, confidential, bosom; immediate, imminent, impending, forthcoming.

Antonyms: distant, remote, far.

nearness, n. closeness, proximity, propinquity, contiguity, adjacency, imminence, approximation, approxi-mateness intimacy, familiarity.

near-sighted, a. myopic, short-sighted, purblind.

near-sightedness, n. myopia.

near-sighted person. myope.

neat, a. tidy, orderly, trim, clean, cleanly; tasteful, trim, finished, artistic, nice, excellent, adroit; dainty; spruce; dapper, natty. Antonyms: dowdy, slovenly, slatternly, untidy, tawdry, gaudy, frowzy, disorderly, unkempt.

necessary, a. requisite, essential, needed, needful, indispensable inevitable, unavoidable. Antonyms: nonessential, unnecessary, optional, discretional, casual, needless.

necessary, n. requisite, requirement, essential, sine qua non.

necessity, n. requisite, necessary, requirement, essential; exigency, urgency; indispensability. Antonyms: choice, option, contingency, doubtfulness, possibility.

neck, n. Associated Words: nape, cervical, scruff, atlas, axis, palea, dewlap, scrag, gula, nucha, auchenium, decollete, jugular, jugulum, wattle, wimple, wryneck, torticollis, Adam's apple, splenius, ruche, colliform, fichu, withers, gorget, carotid, goiter, retrocollic, cruels, nuchalgia, ruff, crane.

necktie, n. cravat, neckcloth, scarf, tie.

necromancer, n. wizard, sorcerer, magician, conjurer, exorcist, soothsayer, diviner.

necromancy, n. magic, conjuration, enchantment, sorcery, black art.

need, n. want, necessity, extremity, strait, exigency, urgency; poverty, penury, privation, indigence.

need, v. require, lack, want.

needful, a. requisite, necessary, essential, indispensable, required.

needleprick, n. acupuncture.

needless, a. unnecessary, groundless, unfounded.

needlewoman, n. seamstress.

needs, adv. necessarily.

needy, a. destitute, indigent, penniless, impecunious.

nefarious, a. atrocious, flagitious, heinous.

negation, n. denial, disavowal.

negative, n. denial, refusal. Antonym: affirmative.

neglect, n. disregard, omission, negligence, default, dereliction, remissness, oversight.

neglect, v. disregard, slight, overlook, ignore, omit.

neglectful, a. See negligent.

negligence, n. neglect, remissness, oversight, heedlessness, laches (Law).

negligent, a. neglectful, heedless, indifferent, slack, remiss, regardless, slothful, derelict, inattentive, careless Antonyms: careful, attentive, heedful.

negotiable, a. transferable.

negro, n. African, blackamoor, Ethiopian, Nigritian, Senegambian, Mandingo, negrillo, Papuan, Krooman; darkey, buck, nigger; (of mixed blood) mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, mestee, Zambo, Sambo, sacatra. Associated Words: negrophile, negrophilist, negrophilism, negrophobia.

negro, a. negritic, African, Ethiopian, negroid.

negro child. pickaninny.

negro woman. negress, wench.

neigh, n. and v. whinny.

neighborhood, n. vicinity, vicinage, locality, neighbors, venue (Law).

neighboring, a. adjacent, contiguous, neighbor, near.

neophyte, n. convert, proselyte; novice, tyro, beginner.

nerve, n. (Slang) boldness, audacity, presumption, effrontery, courage, assurance.

nerve, n. Associated Words: neurology, neurologist, neurography, neuron, lecithin, rete, plexus, neurasthenia, neurasthenic, neurotic, sensorium, funiculus, ganglion, hilum, neurism, innervation, neuration, neuritis, neuropathic, nervine, neuroma, neuropathy, neuroid, neuric, neuricity, aneuria, glioma, neurosis, cinerea, cholesterin, perineurium, epineurium, internuncial.

nerve, v. brace, strengthen, fortify, invigorate, energize.

nervous, a. excitable, sensitive, timorous.

nest, n. nidus; eyrie, aerie; retreat, den, haunt, resort. Associated Words: nidificate, nidification, neossine, caliology, cubilose, nidulant.

nestle, v. cuddle, snuggle.

net, n. toil, snare, gin, mesh; caul, trammel, seine, trawl, dredge, dragnet.

netted, a. reticulated, retiary, interwoven, complicated, reticulose.

nettle, n. Urtica. Associated words: urticate, urtication urtical.

nettle, v. irritate, provoke, exasperate, ruffle, incense, annoy.

network, n. mesh, interlacement, reticulation; plexus, rete, ganglion.

neutrality, n. indifference.

neutralize, v. counteract, counterbalance, invalidate.

nevertheless, adv. or conj. yet, however, notwithstanding.

new, a. recent, fresh, modern, novel, newfangled, neoteric, unfamiliar, strange; renewed, renovated, repaired, refreshed; unaccustomed, untried, inexperienced.

new custom. innovation.

newly, adv. lately, recently, freshly; anew, afresh, again.

news, n. tidings, word, report.

new word. neologism, neoterism, coinage. Associated Words: neology, neologic, neologist, neoterist, neoterize coin.

New York. Gotham.

New Yorker. Gothamite.

nice, a. fastidious, exacting, particular, punctilious, queasy, finical, difficult, squeamish, dainty; delicate, refined, dainty; discriminating, scrupulous, precise, discerning, subtle; exquisite, agreeable, pleasant, enjoyable, gratifying; fine, neat, finished.

nicety, n. niceness, precision; punctilio, subtlety, fine point.

niche, n. recess, cavity, nook, tabernacle.

nick, n. notch, indentation, dent, score, dint.

nick, v. notch, mar, deface, indent.

nickname, n. sobriquet.

nigger, n. (Colloq.) negro.

night, n. darkness. Associated Words: nocturnal, noctuary, noctidial, noctilucous, belated, benight, benighted, noctivagant, noctivagation, noctivagous, nocturne, noctiflorous pernoctalian, pernoctation, lychnobite.

night-blindness, n. hemeralopia.

nightingale, n. philomel, philomela.

nightly, a. nocturnal.

nightmare, n. incubus, cacodemon, succubus.

nightshade, n. belladonna.

night-sight, n. nyctalopia.

nimble, a. agile, sprightly, deft, lively, swift, brisk, active, spry. Antonyms: slow, sluggish, clumsy, dilatory, unready, dull, heavy.

nimble-fingered, a. dexterous.

nimbus, n. halo, glory, aureola.

nincompoop, n. (Slang) simpleton, dolt, witling, dunce. See fool.

nine, n. novenary, ennead.—a. enneatic. Associated Words: novennial, enneagon, nonagon, enneagonal, enneahedral, enneahedron.

nine days' devotion (religious). novena.

ninety, n. Associated Word: nonagesimal.

ninety years. Associated Word: nonagenarian.

nip, n. pinch; blast, cut; sarcasm, taunt, gibe.

nip, v. pinch; clip, cut off; blast, kill; chill, deaden, benumb.

nippers, n. pl. pincers, tweezers, pinchers, pliers.

nipping, a. biting, pinching, blasting, destructive.

nipple, n. teat, pap, dug, mammilla.

nitric acid. spirit of nitre, aquafortis.

nitrogen, n. azote.

no, n. refusal, denial, negative.

nobby, a. (Colloq.) modish, stylish, fashionable.

nobility, n. nobleness, high-mindedness, magnanimity, excellence, superiority, dignity; peerage, aristocracy, patrician class.

noble, a. eminent, exalted, magnanimous, superior; stately, magnificent, splendid, imposing, grand; aristocratic highborn, patrician.

noble, n. nobleman, peer, grandee. Antonyms: commoner, proletary, plebeian.

nobleman, n. noble, peer, lord, aristocrat, patrician, grandee.

noblewoman, n. peeress.

nobody, n. nonentity, jackstraw.

nod, n. bow.

nodding, n. bowing, nutation.—a. annuent, bowing, nutant.

noise, n. sound; racket, clamor, din, outcry, clatter, uproar, hubbub, tumult, rout, blare, vociferation, hullabaloo (Colloq.), powwow (Slang), hilarity.

noiseless, a. still, silent, quiet, inaudible.

noisome, a. unwholesome, noxious, pestilential; offensive, malodorous, fetid, stinking.

noisy, a. clamorous, boisterous, vociferous, turbulent, riotous, obstreperous, uproarious, blatant, discordant, brawling, hilarious.

nomad, n. wanderer.

nomadic, a. wandering, nomad.

nonchalance, n. indifference, coolness, carelessness, sang-froid, insouciance.

nonchalant, a. indifferent, cool, unconcerned, insouciant.

nonconformist, n. dissenter, recusant.

nonconformity, n. recusancy, dissent.

nondescript, a. undescribed, unclassifiable.

nonentity, n. non-existence; nobody, cipher.

non-essential, a. unimportant, incidental, adventitious.

nonesuch, n. paragon, pattern, nonpareil, model.

non-interference, n. laissez faire.

nonplus, v. perplex, puzzle, disconcert, confuse, embarrass, mystify, bewilder.

nonsense, n. absurdity, twaddle, bosh, fudge, silliness, balderdash, moonshine, amphigory, rigmarole.

nonsensical, a. absurd, senseless, preposterous, insensate, amphigoric, silly.

nook, n. retreat, corner, recess.

noon, n. meridian, noonday, noontide, midday.

normal, a. natural, regular. Antonyms: abnormal, unnatural.

northern, a. boreal, north, arctic, northerly, septentrion.

northern lights. aurora borealis.

northern regions. arctic regions, Thule, septentrion.

north pole. Associated Words: Polynia, polar, circumpolar.

north star. polestar, lodestar, Cynosure, Polaris.

north wind. Boreas.

Norwegian Parliament. Storthing, Lagthing.

nose, n. snout, nozzle, spout, proboscis, muzzle.

nose, n. Associated Words: nasal, rhinal, rhinology, rhinoplasty, coryza, aquiline, simous, retrousse, pug, snuff, snuffle, vomer, nostril, nasalize, nasalization, nasiform, polypus, vibrissa, grogblossom, rosedrop, snivel, rhinitis, rhinolith, septum.

nosebleeding, n. epistaxis.

nostalgia, n. homesickness.

notable, a. noticeable, conspicuous, plain, evident; signal, remarkable, famous.

notch, v. nick, score, indent, crenellate.

notch, n. nick, indentation, score, dent, crenature, serration, emargination.

notched, a. serrated, crenated, incised, emarginated.

notching, n. notch, indentation, serration, crenation.

note, n. billet; memorandum, minute, record; remark, comment, annotation, commentary, scholium, gloss; mark, token, sign, feature, peculiarity; observation, notice; distinction, repute, celebrity, reputation, fame, renown.

note, v. See notice; record, jot down; annotate, comment, postillate.

note-book, n. memorandum-book, commonplace book, adversaria, journal, diary.

noted, a. celebrated, renowned, eminent, distinguished, famous.

notes, n. pl. marginalia (marginal notes), adversaria.

noteworthy, a. memorable, remarkable.

nothing, n. non-existence, nonentity; bagatelle; naught, cipher, zero, null, nullity.

nothingness, n. nihility, non-existence, nullity.

notice, n. observation, cognizance, note, heed, attention, regard; announcement, citation, warning, notification; bulletin; recognition, civility, courtesy. Antonyms: disregard, connivance, inattention, heedlessness, ignoring, oversight, slight.

notice, v. see, observe, note, heed, recognize, perceive, mark, take cognizance of, pay attention to. Antonyms: ignore, connive, skip, neglect, slight, overlook, disregard.

noticeable, a. observable, appreciable, conspicuous, salient, prominent. Antonyms: unobservable, inappreciable, inconspicuous.

notification, n. See telling; notice, announcement, warning.

notify, v. inform, acquaint, tell, apprise, give notice to.

notion, n. conception, idea, concept; opinion, judgment, belief, view; inclination, intention, disposition; (Colloq.) knicknack, device.

notional, a. whimsical, capricious, irresolute, freakish, crotchety, changeable.

notoriety, n. repute (unfavorable), publicity.

notorious, a. talked of, evident, obvious, noted, famous (usually unfavorable).

notwithstanding, conj. despite, nevertheless, however.

noun, n. substantive.

nourish, v. feed, nurture; support; encourage, foster, cherish, promote.

nourishing, a. nutritious.

nourishment, n. nutrition; food, nutriment.

novel, a. new, recent, fresh, unusual, rare, unique, innovative.

novel, n. fiction, romance, story, tale.

novelty, n. newness; change, curiosity, innovation.

novice, n. tyro; probationer, proselyte, convert, novitiate

novitiate, n. apprenticeship; probation, tyronism, noviceship.

now, adv. instantly, immediately, at once, instanter.

now and then. occasionally, at intervals, infrequently, intermittently, sometimes, periodically, once in a while.

noxious, a. injurious, baneful, unwholesome, noisome.

nub, n. (Colloq.) knob, jag, protuberance, snag, excrescence.

nucleus, n. kernel, core, heart, center.

nude, a. See naked.

nudge, v. poke (with the elbow).

nugatory, a. futile, ineffectual, unavailing. See vain.

nuisance, n. plague, pest, bane, infliction, bore, offense.

null, a. invalid, nugatory.

nullification, n. invalidation, abrogation, cancellation, repeal.

nullify, v. invalidate, abrogate, cancel, repeal, countermand.

numb, a. deadened, unfeeling, insensible, benumbed.

numb, v. benumb, deaden.

number, v. enumerate; figure up, count, numerate.

number, n. numeral, figure, digit, integer; collection, multitude.

numbers, n. poetry, music, verse, song.

numbers, n. pl. Associated Words: numeral, numeric, notation, coefficient, numerary.

numbness, n. insensibility.

numerous, a. many, plentiful, multitudinous.

numskull, n. (Colloq.) dolt, dullard, dunce, lackwit, simpleton. See fool.

nunnery, n. convent, cloister, mynchery (ruins).

nuptial, a. hymeneal, bridal.

nuptials, n. pl. wedding, marriage, espousals.

nurse, v. suckle; nourish, cherish, foster, succor, foment, encourage; attend, tend; bring up, raise, nurture, rear.

nursery, n. creche (public nursery).

nursling, n. and a. suckling.

nurture, n. care, training; food, nourishment.

nurture, v. feed, nourish, nurse; educate, train, school.

nut-bearing, a. nuciferous.

nutriment, n. nourishment, food, aliment.

nutrition, n. nourishment, feeding; nutriment, food; eutrophy, (healthy nutrition); malnutrition, denutrition, innutrition, dystrophy (defective nutrition). Associated Words: threpsology, trophology, trophic.

nutritious, a. nourishing, nutritive. Antonym: innutritious.

nuts, n. pl. mast.

nut-shaped, a. nuciform.

nymph, n. dryad, sylph, Undine, nereid, hydriad, oread, houri, Daphne.