Words - Letter N
 
 
 
 
American English Vocabulary - Letter N

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Words - Letter N
  • name - v. to appoint; to nominate; to give a name to; n. a word by which a person, animal or thing is known or called
  • narrow - ad. limited in size or amount; not wide; having a short distance from one side to the other
  • nation - n. a country, together with its social and political systems
  • native - n. someone who was born in a place, not one who moved there
  • natural - ad. of or about nature; normal; common to its kind
  • nature - n. all the plants, animals and other things on earth not created by humans; events or processes not caused by humans
  • navy - n. the part of a country's military force trained to fight at sea
  • near - ad. not far; close to
  • necessary - ad. needed to get a result or effect; required
  • need - v. to require; to want; to be necessary to have or to do
  • negotiate - v. to talk about a problem or situation to find a common solution
  • neighbor - n. a person or country that is next to or near another
  • neither - ad. not one or the other of two
  • neutral - ad. not supporting one side or the other in a dispute
  • never - ad. at no time; not ever
  • new - ad. not existing before; not known before; recently made, built, bought or grown; another; different
  • news - n. information about any recent events, especially as reported by the media
  • next - ad. coming immediately after; nearest
  • nice - ad. pleasing; good; kind
  • night - n. the time between when the sun goes down and when it rises, when there is little or no light
  • no - ad. used to reject or to refuse; not any; not at all
  • noise - n. sound, especially when loud
  • nominate - v. to name someone as a candidate for an election; to propose a person for an office or position
  • noon - n. the middle of the day; twelve o'clock in the daytime
  • normal - n. the usual condition, amount or form; ad. usual; what is expected
  • north - n. the direction to the left of a person facing the rising sun
  • not - ad. a word showing that something is denied or untrue ("She is not going.")
  • note - v. to talk about something already known; n. a word or words written to help a person remember; a short letter
  • nothing - n. not anything; no thing
  • now - ad. at this time; immediately
  • nowhere - ad. not in, to or at any place
  • nuclear - ad. of or about the energy produced by splitting atoms or bringing them together; of or about weapons that explode by using energy from atoms
  • number - n. a word or sign used to show the order or amount of things
News Words - Letter N

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