Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Nadir-Novice (Part II) 7 of 9

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    • 282. Nadir
      N. A. D. I. R. — Lowest point. [Depths?].
      The antonym for nadir is zenith.
      Note how the word is used in this sentence.
      ⇢      At this time of night the moon is at its nadir.

      • 283. Naïve
        N. A. I. V. E. — Inexperienced. Ignorant.
        The antonym for naive this sophisticated or street-smart.
        Listen to its usage in this sentence.
        ⇢      She was too naïve to understand what the older kids were talking about.

        • 284. Nautical
          N. A. U. T. I. C. A. L. — Marine. Naval. Seafaring.
          ⇢      The room was decorated in a nautical theme complete with anchors flags, and captains’ hats.

          • 285. Nascent
            N. A. S. C. E. N. T. — Just born. [Butting?].
            For example.
            ⇢      The nascent bunny jumped out of its hole.

            • 286. Nebulous
              N. E. B. U. L. O. U. S. — Vague. Imprecise.
              The antonym for nebulous is precise.
              Note how the word is used in this sentence.
              ⇢      The professor’s directions were so nebulous that the students didn’t know what to do.

              • 287. Nettle
                N. E. T. T. L. E. — Annoy. Irritate. [Vacs?].
                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                ⇢      His constant criticism of her cooking nettled tear.

                • 288. Nocturnal
                  N. O. C. T. U. R. N. A. L. — Night time. Of the night.
                  The antonym for nocturnal is diurnal or daytime.
                  For example.
                  ⇢      Because better nocturnal you hardly ever see them during the day.

                  • 289. Nominate
                    N. O. M. I. N. A. T. E. — Put forward. Suggest.
                    The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                    ⇢      The actress said it was an honor to be nominated for the award.

                    • 290. Nonchalant
                      N. O. N. C. H. A. L. A. N. T. — Casual. Laid back. [Blahzay?].
                      The antonym for nonchalant is concerned.
                      Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                      ⇢      Her nonchalant attitude towards deadlines is a problem that might get her fired.

                      • 291. Nostalgia
                        N. O. S. T. A. L. G. I. A. — Reminiscence. Longing.
                        For example.
                        ⇢      The smell of apple pies filter with nostalgia for her grandmother’s kitchen.

                        • 292. Notorious
                          N. O. T. O. R. I. O. U. S. — Infamous. Disreputable. Dishonorable.
                          The antonym for notorious is famous.
                          Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                          ⇢      He was notorious for cheating at card games.

                          • 293. Novelty
                            N. O. V. E. L. T. Y. — Newness. Innovation. Originality.
                            The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                            ⇢      Once the novelty of a new toy wears off children hardly ever play with it anymore.

                            • 294. Novice
                              N. O. V. I. C. E. — Beginner. Lerner. Amateur.
                              The antonym for novice is expert or old hand.
                              Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                              ⇢      She was a novice swimmer. She had only taken a few lessons.

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