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2500 GRE Most Used Words And GAT Vocabulary With Sentence

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Jaundiced tending to dislike, criticize, or resent something The well-known conspiracy theorist was jaundiced against the government.
Jaunt a short excursion or journey made for pleasure. We jumped into Gregg’s old jaguar for a fun jaunt through the streets of Milan.
Jeer ridicule, taunt, scoff at When the basketball bounced off the rim for the second time, Nolan knew that the crowd would probably jeer at him.
Jejune insubstantial/dull/immature, unsophisticated While my peers laughed at my dress and called it jejune, my instructor gave my design the highest grade in the class.
Jeopardize to put at risk Do not jeopardize your good grade by failing to turn in your assignment.
Jest words that are spoken as humor I only spoke in jest so please forgive me for hurting your feelings.
Jibe gibe; make fun of, agree When I interview a candidate for a position in my company, I try to find out if he or she will jibe with the others who work in the office.
Jingoistic Overly patriotic or nationalistic Suddenly, rational people, rational newspapers, were becoming jingoistic
Jockey one who rides racehorses competitively The less a jockey weighs, the faster his horse can run.
Jocular meant as a joke The jocular man is known for his funny punchlines.
Jollity lively and cheerful activity or celebration sometimes, a person’s attempts at jollity are very funny
Jovial warm and friendly Because Janet was not jovial at her party, many guests left early.
Jubilant filled with joy I am jubilant to learn that my sister is finally having a baby.
Judicious sound in judgment; wise Without judicious planning, we will not be able to complete the project on time.
Jurisprudence The part of philosophy that focuses on the origins of the law and the decisions made by the judicial systems Even in high school, Evan read a great deal on jurisprudence because he knew he wanted to become a lawyer.
Juxtapose place or deal with close together for contrasting effect black-and-white photos of slums were starkly juxtaposed with colour images
Kibosh block, halt, stop The strict and grouchy neighbor would always put the kibosh on any fun the neighborhood kids had by stealing their toys and refusing to give them back.
Kindle to motivate or inspire The mother hoped the prison inmate’s speech would kindle her son to change his rebellious ways.
Knit draw together; unite firmly After her husband’s affair, the heartbroken wife looked for ways to knit her fractured marriage back together.
Knotty full of knots, tangles, or lumps, extremely difficult The girl’s hair was always knotty and hard to comb out after she went swimming.
Labile easily or frequently changed My body’s response to dairy products is labile and usually hurts worse when I exercise after consumption.
Labyrinth a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze. After a day of searching inside the castle’s labyrinth, the prince was able to find his princess.
Labyrinthine to entangle the state of affairs, complicated Ms Rehman be able to influence labyrinthine foreign policy
Laceration a deep cut or tear in skin or flesh Because the laceration was so deep and ugly, Dick was rushed to the emergency room by an ambulance.
Lachrymose causing tears; tearful, easily brought to tears After her husband died, my aunt became a lachrymose woman who couldn’t stop crying.
Lackluster lacking brilliance and shine; dull; not exceptional; not worthy of special merit, attention, or interest In spite of heavy advertising, the new product only achieved disappointing, lackluster sales.
Laconic brief, Using as few words as possible; If you were laconic with your lectures, then we could leave class 15 minutes early.
Lacuna a gap or missing part The story’s plot was missing, creating a lacuna in the middle of the text.
Lam a hasty escape; flight. hit hard; strike I’ll lam you in the mouth in a minute
Lambaste attack verbally, to criticize someone harshly Even with its success, harsh party leaders continued to lambaste the plan for healthcare reform
Lament show feeling of great sorrow The least you could do is lament for hurting my mother’s feelings!
Lampoon publicly mock or ridicule Because Freddy posted an uncomplimentary lampoon of his boss on his Facebook page, he soon found himself looking for new employment.
Lance a long, thin pole with a sharp point carried by horsemen Every tribesman carries around a lance whose tip is so sharp that it pierces the flesh at the slightest touch
Languid very slow and relaxed I always get my rest when I take a languid cruise vacation.
Languish to be or become weak or dull; lose strength or vigor; fail to make progress or be successful When the judge sentences the murderer, I hope he gives him a lifetime to languish in prison.
Larceny unlawful taking of personal property arceny is one of those things that should never be acceptable in a civilized society.
Largess money or gifts given generously the distribution of largesse to the local population
Lassitude weariness; tiredness, tiredness and a lack of energy After the long race, Jack experienced a feeling of lassitude.
Lasso a rope with a noose at one end, used especially in North America for catching cattle. at last his father lassoed the horse
Latent present but not yet active; developed or visible if Janet is anything like her mother, she will show a latent skill for singing when she reaches her teenage years.
Latitude having the choice to do something My father gave me the latitude to choose my own curfew on prom night.
Laud to praise or glorify The critic will laud the popular movie as one of the best of its time.
Laudatory expressing or giving praise The laudatory announcement praised the team’s efforts during the championship game
Lava Hot molten or semi-fluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this. tablelands of lava came out
Lavish giving or producing freely liberally or generously Every room in the five-star hotel was filled with lavish furnishings.
Lax relaxed and not strict The lax entry requirements let just about anyone in.
Leaven a substance, typically yeast, that is added to dough to make it ferment and rise. leaven is added to the dough and the dough is left to rise
Legacy Bequest or inheritance Though none of his family was famous, he intended to leave a mark on the world, creating a legacy that would be remembered around the world.
Legion a large number or a large army Our military attacked the enemy legion from the rear.
Lethargic feeling sluggish or lacking energy During the hottest days of summer I feel so lethargic that all I want to do is drink iced tea and paint.
Levee formal reception/embankment A levee was created out of dirt and sandbags to keep creeping water from the Mississippi from flooding the fields.
Levity lack of seriousness, a lack of seriousness After battles, some soldiers try and add levity to their days by telling jokes around the campfire
Levy to impose (a tax or fine) All countries that I am aware of maintain that the government has a right to levy taxes on its citizens.
Libel statement that damages reputation I told Troy that I would sue him for libel if he posted that embarrassing picture of us on his Facebook page.
Liberality free giving; generosity The wealthy young man always treated his friends with liberality and gave them money whenever they needed it.
Libertarian a person who believes in free will And Tuesday’s decision drew little protest from civil libertarians.
Libertine immoral person My Uncle Charles is a libertine who lives with his four girlfriends.
Lien legal claim until a debt on it is repaid Bill will have a lien on his house until he pays his federal taxes.
Ligneous woody; looking like wood. My father doesn’t like the look of ligneous houses, but my mother is fond of homes made out of wood.
Limerick a humorous five-line poem with a rhyme scheme aabba. A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines
Limn depict or describe in painting or words, paint portray Miss Read limns a gentler world in her novels
Limp lacking strength; walking unevenly After the strong storm, the once strong tree limbs are now limp
Limpid see-through; clear Because the sky was not limpid, we could not see the stars.
Linen cloth woven from flax, articles such as sheets or clothes made, or originally made, of linen the linen cupboard
Liniment a topical solution used to alleviate stiffness or pain The trainer applied liniment to the football player’s aching back.
Lint short, fine fibres which separate from the surface of cloth or yarn during processing. some fabrics leave tiny specks of lint on the glass
Lionize treat as a famous person, to treat (a person) as if they were important, or a celebrity We ought to lionize our military men and women because they place themselves in harm’s way, so others can live.
Lithe bending; twisting, While Corinne has the lithe, agile body that would be perfect for gymnastics, she is too tall to manage some of the events.
Liturgy preset practices that are carried out during a religious service or event The priest has performed the baptismal liturgy over five hundred times.
Livid Furiously angry, enraged Boris was livid with fury when he learned his wife’s killer was being released from prison.
Lizard a reptile that typically has a long body and tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and a rough, scaly, or spiny skin, girgit I killed lizard today
Lobbyist an individual hired to convince a legislator to act in a specific manner As a lobbyist for a gun manufacturer, Harry tries to persuade legislators to vote against strict gun control bills.
Lofty great and worthy of praise The football players have set a lofty goal in their bid to win all their home games this year.
Loll rest to sit or stand in a lazy way hang (dog’s tongue) My sister allows her children to loll in front of the television when they should be doing their homework.
Longevity the duration of time that something or someone persists Tom’s career longevity has allowed him to become a millionaire.
Loom to impend; to threaten or hang over,  machine fabrics When the storm begins to loom over the horizon, we will head back to the car.
Lope move along with long strides Sprinters usually will lope in their lanes in order to ensure victory at the finish line of the race.
Loquacious talkative; garrulous, who talks too much After drinking four beers, my normally quiet wife becomes quite loquacious.
Lucid easy to understand or thinking clearly After staying up for twenty hours, I was far from lucid.
Lucubrate write in scholarly fashion I have often lucubrated for your Magazine
Luculent easily understood; lucid; clear he did luculent speech
Ludicrous something viewed as humorous because of its ridiculousness The ludicrous movie is about a dog that becomes the president of a country.
Lugubrious mournful; excessively sad, looking or sounding sad and gloomy Just because I’m a bit down today doesn’t mean I’m in a lugubrious mood!
Lull become quiet or less active, to put to sleep, soothe, or quiet Soft and cool, the breeze succeeded in its task to lull the man to sleep.
Lumber move in a clumsy/noisy way, pieces of straight wooden Once the logging company finished the order, the workers would pile the lumber into a truck headed for the paper mill.
Luminary star; light-giving body, a person who influences or motivates other people Since the pope is a luminary who wants to make the world a better place, he deserves to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Lummox someone who is clumsy or regarded as unintelligent My best friend is definitely a lummox, since he is always off doing stupid things that will probably get him hurt.
Lurk the act of repeatedly committing crimes Hungry lions lurk in the tall grass and wait for unsuspecting gazelles to cross their path.
Luscious extremely appealing in smell, taste, or appearance I wanted to take a bite of the luscious apple.
Lustrous being bright; polished His lustrous tawny hair streams upward crowned with a crossed vajra.
Lynch (of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging her father had been lynched by whites
Macabre gruesome; suggesting death, gruesome, shocking, disturbing, terrifying Since even the scariest of horror movies only made her laugh, Sofia supposed that she had a macabre sense of humor.
Mace an irritant chemical used in an aerosol to disable attackers, weapon three individuals were Maced by an unknown male. He killed her with mace
Macerate make or become soft by soaking in water macerate the mustard seeds in vinegar
Machination plot; scheme (esp. evil), a scheme that is usually created for bad reasons After being caught running a machination against his political rival, the ruthless candidate lost the election.
Maculated mark with a spot or spots; stain a dirty white T-shirt maculated with barbecue sauc
Maelstrom a situation in which there is great confusion, violence, and destruction, or a very powerful whirlpool Most heavy metal rock concerts are a maelstrom of energy with maximum noise and visual effects.
Magnanimous very generous or forgiving; unselfish Because she was kind and generous, the magnanimous queen was loved by all.
Magnate a wealthy and influential business person Due to his status as a political magnate, many people were eager to vote for him in the next election
Maladroit tactless; clumsy, awkward and somewhat incompetent The maladroit robber locked himself inside of the bank vault.
Malady an illness After the surgery, my physical malady should not bother me anymore.
Malapropism misuse of a word (for one that resembles it) In class, everyone laughed at Bill’s malapropism when he complained about electrical votes instead of electoral votes.
Malediction an evil speech or curse upon someone or something Sometimes my luck is so bad I believe someone has placed a malediction upon me.
Malefactor one who does evil The dictator was a merciless malefactor who tortured his subjects for fun.
Malevolence wishing to do evil Because of their malevolent purposes, hand grenades are not allowed on commercial flights.
Malevolent malicious; evil; having or showing ill will With a malevolent look on the man’s face, Leah knew she was in danger.
Malign to say unpleasant things about someone or something, usually unfairly By spreading the cruel rumor, my sister hoped to malign her ex-boyfriend.
Malinger to fake illness or injury in order to shirk a duty The lazy student tried to malinger when it was time to work on his essay.
Malingerer a person who malingers; a shirker. the doctor said my son was a malingerer
Malleable yielding easily shaped; moldable; adapting Once I make up my mind about a person, my feelings are not malleable.
Mallet a hammer with a typically wooden head that is used for hitting a chisel A mallet is usually a tool for sculpting, but there is also a metal variant that is used to pound raw meat in cooking.
Manacle chains for the hands or feet The manacle will keep the dog from leaving the front yard.
Manifest easy to understand or recognize; obvious The love on Amy’s face was manifest and obvious to everyone.
Manipulation the action of manipulating something in a skilful manner the format allows fast picture manipulation
Manipulative exercising unscrupulous control or influence over a person or situation she was sly, selfish, and manipulative
Marred spoiled or damaged The rowdy college boys marred the hotel room.
Marshal assemble and arrange (a group of people, especially troops) in order, highest rank officer the general marshalled his troops
Marsupial mamal a mammal of an order whose members are born incompletely developed and are typically carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother’s belly. Marsupials are found chiefly in Australia and New Guinea, and also in America.
Martial associated with a military way of life Since my father brings his job as a colonel home, he runs our family in a martial way by assigning everyone a rank and duties.
Martinet an individual who emphasizes discipline As a colonel in the army, John is a martinet who believes discipline is the only path to success
Masochist an individual who gets pleasure from suffering, Someone who enjoys pain Sarah does not like enduring or observing pain so she is definitely not a masochist.
Massacre cruel killing of a large number of people The French massacre was particular bloody, with over one hundred lives lost.
Matriarchy a family unit, group, or administration managed by a single woman or a team of women Women elders leading an Indian tribe is a good example of a matriarchy.
Matriculation be admitted enter a university as a student matriculation done by me
Maudlin sentimental in a silly or tearful way, showing or expressing too much emotion especially in a foolish or annoying way Sarah is such a drama queen that she behaves in a maudlin way to even the smallest incident.
Maul hurt by rough handling The lion chose to maul the man we received at the hospital today, inflicting all sorts of gashes and cuts on him that we had to stitch up.
Maverick rebel; nonconformist, tending to choose a different path from everyone else My maverick boss has made his fortune by using a selling strategy different from that of his competitors.
Meager very small or too small in amount My daughter is quick to complain about what she considers to be a meager allowance.
Meander to move slowly without any real purpose The film was boring because the plot seemed to meander along with no resolution.
Meddle to interfere in something that is not your concern The machine is working fine so please do not meddle with the settings.
Mediocre average; not great or extraordinary The mediocre dinner was adequate but not worth the extravagant prices charged by the restaurant.
Mellifluous sweetly flowing, having a smooth, flowing sound The singer with the mellifluous voice will win the talent contest.
Mellow to become calm and easy-going due to being older or having more practice At ten years old, the mellow dog would lay on the couch all day with little regard to the annoyances around him.
Menagerie a different collection The president expected a menagerie of questions from the group of reporters.
Mendacious lying; habitually dishonest Chuck is mendacious about his vegetarianism because he eats chicken.
Mendacity dishonesty Since honesty is very important to me, I was deeply offended by my ex-husband’s mendacity.
Mendicant a beggar The mendicant hoped pedestrians would drop money in his bucket.
Mephitic Poisonous; noxious, Bad-smelling; having a foul odor especially of gas or vapor Passing by the mephitic industrial hole, the children held their noses to avoid the stench.
Mercenary motivated by private gain, regardless of ethics or laws; greedy Because James is a mercenary, he is motivated by financial gain.
Mercurial quick changeable in character fleeting, unpredictable While my uncle is as predictable as the sunrise, my aunt is very mercurial.
Meretricious attractive on the surface but of little value Because of Christie’s meretricious style of dressing, she has often been mistaken for a prostitute and has received a number of indecent proposals.
Merge to come together into one unit The car began to merge onto the interstate from the entrance ramp by fitting his car in between two cars.
Mesmerize hypnotize Because Jennifer was mesmerized by the author’s writing style, she purchased all of his books.
Metaphorically In a metaphoric manner; not literally; by means of metaphor. speaking metaphorically, my dad said I’d just won the lottery
Metaphysics the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space. metaphysics means abstract theory with no basis in reality
Meticulous giving great attention to details Because Haley is a meticulous cleaner, every inch of her house is spotless.
Mettle quality of endurance or courage To prove his mettle and show that he was daring enough to join the club, Timmy had to spend an hour alone in the haunted house on the hill.
Mettlesome courageous; high-spirited My brother is a mettlesome boy whose free-spirit always leads him to some type of adventure.
Middling fairly good but not very good, mediocre Because Janice does not apply herself in school, she is a mediocre student.
Mien demeanor, manner or conduct especially indicating one’s mood or character The toddler had such a joyful mien that he brought smiles to the faces of everyone he came in contact with.
Milieu the environment in which one experiences life As the son of a legendary pianist, Henry grew up in a musical milieu.
Millinery women’s hats her designer millinery
Minatory menacing; threatening My boss’s minatory emails always seemed to be a mix of threatening and intimidating.
Mince pronounce or speak affectedly euphemize, cut up (food, especially meat) into very small pieces, typically in a machine. he is eating minced beef
Minion an individual who obeys the commands of another person At work, I’m a minion who does everything my boss says.
Minuscule quite small Many fast food workers are quitting their jobs because of minuscule salaries.
Minutiae tiny unimportant details The students ignored their teacher as she told them minutiae about her boring life.
Mire a situation or circumstance from which it is difficult to escape Because the girl chose to become friends with a drug dealer, she now finds herself in a mire of suspicion.
Misanthrope person who hates mankind The old man was a misanthrope who surrounded his entire yard with barbed wire to keep his neighbors at bay.
Mischievous harmful; causing mischief The police warned us not to engage in any kind of mischievous behavior on the boardwalk.
Misconstrue interpret (a person’s words or actions) wrongly. my advice was deliberately misconstrued
Miseenscene the stage setting or scenery of a play the arrangement of the scenery, props, etc. on the stage of a theatrical production or on the set of a film.
Miser person who loves wealth and spends little To save money, the miser ate only one meal a day.
Misnomer a name or description that is incorrect or inappropriate Since Fred is very skinny, calling him Fat Fred is indeed a misnomer.
Misogynist one who hates women/females The women’s basketball team refused to work with their coach because of his misogyny and his rude behavior.
Misrepresentation the action or offence of giving a false or misleading account of the nature of something. she is seeking damages on allegations of misrepresentation
Mistrust a feeling of doubt or suspicion The woman’s mistrust of politicians has kept her away from the polls.
Mite A very small amount, portion, or particle My friend is only a mite funny, but he thinks he is the most humorous among us, even though his jokes are average at best.
Mitigate make less severe or painful The doctor gave me a prescription to mitigate the pain.
Moat a thin stream of water that completely surrounds right outside a large house or fortress Since the dragon could not swim, he dared not cross the moat to any window or door of the castle.
Moderation the act of restraining oneself from doing something excessively Eating fatty foods is acceptable as long as you do it in moderation without overdoing it.
Modest of moderate amount With our modest incomes, my wife and I can usually afford two vacations a year.
Modicum a small portion Because the man was not sober, he did not have even a modicum of control over his car.
Mollify make calmer or quieter Perhaps a warm glass of milk will mollify my upset stomach.
Mollycoddle to handle someone or something in a shielding or indulging way The older sister would always mollycoddle her younger brother by never letting him out of her sight.
Molt lose hair/feathers before new growing, to peel off the outside coat or level of skin, feathers, or fur About once a year, birds molt their feathers so that the old ones are replaced with new ones.
Momentous of huge significance It was a momentous occasion when the development team finished the project on time.
Monolithic large in size and challenging to alter Unfortunately there was no way to make the monolithic project smaller.
Monotonous dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest Everyone complains about my science teacher’s uninteresting and monotonous lectures.
Moot open to discussion or debate; doubtful Since the judge has decided the child will live with her mother, the custody argument between the parents is moot.
Moralistic quick to judge others based on a narrow view of what is right and wrong The conversation took a moralistic turn as my mother began to scold me for living a lifestyle she felt to be immoral.
Moratorium the pausing of an ongoing activity An avid fisherman, Billy was upset when he learned of the fishing moratorium.
Morbid associated with subjects that are unpleasant, like death The boy’s morbid fascination with death led him to collect dead animals.
Moribund in a dying state; near death Because the wounded man has lost a great deal of blood, he is moribund and probably will not make it through the night.
Morose ill-tempered; unsocial,  feeling sad, in a bad mood, and not wanting to talk to anyone When her dog died, the little girl was morose for months.
Muffler cloth worn round the neck; silencer It has no mufflers; that would add too much weight,
Mulct the extort money from someone, to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc. The unethical reporter managed to mulct $500,000 from the corrupt police department.
Multifarious varied; motley; greatly diversified While the school has a multifarious student population, it is actually located in an African American part of town.
Mundane worldly as opposed to spiritual commonplace everyday, lacking interest or excitement; dull. If you want to escape from the mundane, get out of this boring town!
Munificent very generous The munificent woman is a well-known philanthropist who funds many university scholarships.
Muse something or someone that inspires The model was the artist’s muse for his famous sculpture.
Mutinous not following orders; rebelling against authority Can you believe the bodyguard was the head of the mutinous plot to kill the king?
Myriad very great number Because Jason is recovering from a stroke, he has myriad prescriptions to take.
Nadir lowest; weakest point Since the relationship between the two warring nations has reached its nadir, world leaders are greatly concerned about the risk of nuclear war.
Narcissism Self-love The narcissistic teenager cannot walk more than fifty feet without checking her appearance in her pocket mirror.
Narcotic an addictive drug affecting mood or behaviour, especially an illegal one cultivation of a plant used to make a popular local narcotic
Nary not any; no; Unfortunately, nary a restaurant was open at two o’clock in the morning.
Nascent coming into existence; emerging Online dating has gone from a nascent idea to an established concept that helps millions of people find love.
Natty smart and fashionable a natty blue blazer
Navigable controllable or maneuverable The only navigable boat the teenager was legally permitted to drive at his young age was a small fishing boat
Nebulous cloud-like; hazy; vague; indistinct, Unclear, vague; not clearly defined It was not difficult to realize her answer to the question was nebulous.
Nefarious very evil and wicked How nefarious of you to fling dog crap on my car!
Negate to cause something to be ineffective; to nullify Be careful when shopping because you do not want unnecessary purchases to negate the value of the coupons you are using.
Negligence neglect; inattention The parent’s negligence resulted in their children being taken from their care and placed in a safer home.
Negligent taking too little care I felt negligent for leaving Jean’s toddler alone in the car.
Nemesis an enemy who is constantly causing problems Kara was not happy when her nemesis won the contest.
Neologism a new term or phrase recently added to a person or group’s vocabulary The neologism became so popular it was added to most dictionaries.
Neophyte someone who is just learning to do something Because I have very little computer experience, I am a neophyte when it comes to working with most software programs.
Nettle to cause someone to become annoyed or angry My brother will often nettle me by reading my diary
Neuralgia is pain in the distribution of a nerve or nerves, Leaving him in extreme pain, facial neuralgia gave way to severe discomfort in the patient’s face.
Nexus a connection or link, point Today Facebook seems to be the nexus of communication.
Nibble show some inclination to accept (an offer), to take small bites As he continued to nibble on the small piece of cheese, the mouse did not see the sneaky cat coming up behind him.
Niggardly miserly; extremely stingy Stop being so niggardly and at least give a dollar to charity!
Nihilism the idea that societal rules are worthless and should be eliminated, total rejection of all religious and moral beliefs The rebels urged the people to grab hold of nihilism and remove all government officials from office.
Noisome offensive; disgusting (smell), disgusting in smell Janice refuses to ride in her boyfriend’s car until he cleans it with something that will eliminate the noisome smell.
Nomadic living the life of a nomad; wandering. The nomadic tribe moved their camp several times a year.
Nonchalance the state of being calm, the state of being nonchalant. an air of nonchalance
Nonchalant not having interest, relaxed and calm in a way that shows you do not care or are not worried about anything Surprisingly, the woman was nonchalant about her husband’s death.
Nondescript without qualities that make a thing or person interesting The man dressed in such a nondescript manner that no one remembered seeing him at the party.
Nonentity a person who is not important The celebrity cut in front of me like I was a nonentity.
Nonplused greatly surprised, filled with bewilderment; “at a loss to understand those remarks”; “puzzled that she left without saying goodbye” at a loss, nonplussed, puzzled. filled with bewilderment; “at a loss to understand those remarks”; “puzzled that she left without saying goodbye” at a loss, nonplussed, puzzled.
Nonplussed confused about how to behave or respond When the politician was questioned about his position on a tough issue, he appeared nonplussed and took a long time to respond to the reporter.
Nostalgia a longing for a time or event that has passed My grandmother says the jazz music triggers nostalgia for her youth.
Nostrum a quack remedy; an untested cure, a plan or remedy that is unlikely to work Although my sister is not a doctor, she thinks she can cure any illness and is quick to suggest a nostrum to her friends.
Notion an inkling to do something, Inking=A slight suspicion or hint, A sentiment; an opinion When Jim realized he would not receive many votes, he dropped the notion of entering the student council race.
Notoriety being known for something bad The notoriety of violence in the downtown area keeps many tourists from visiting that part of the city.
Novel unique; origina The studio is looking for novel concepts to turn into original television series.
Novice inexperienced When it came to coding complicated functions, the inexperienced coder was a novice.
Noxious harmful Besides being annoying, the mosquito is a noxious insect that can carry and transmit a number of potentially fatal diseases.
Nuance a subtle distinction or variation Please be quiet so I can hear every nuance of the song!
Nugatory trifling/worthless Jim’s nugatory comments contributed nothing to the class discussion.
Nullify make of no use or value; cancel out Since the highest court in the land has said states cannot nullify gay marriages, many homosexuals have gotten married to celebrate the decision.
Nuzzle to touch softly with the nose My husband will often nuzzle my neck during our intimate moments.
Obdurate hardened and unrepenting; stubborn; inflexible Sometimes, you are too obdurate for your own good!
Obfuscate to darken; make obscure; muddle, to deliberately make something confusing or difficult to understand Because I am a sympathetic teacher, I avoid using language which will obfuscate my students.
Obligate to be required or forced All citizens of the United States must obligate to vote in every election as their civic duty.
Oblique not in a straightforward manner To avoid worrying his wife, the man made an oblique statement about the seriousness of his medical condition.
Obliterate to destroy If a plane lands on your home, it will obliterate your property.
Oblivious unaware; having no memory, unaware of what is present or occurring The huge dog closed its eyes and appeared oblivious to the crawling baby
Obloquy abusively; detractive language; sharp criticism; vituperation After being released from prison, Kurt lived in obloquy and rarely left his apartment.
Obscure relatively unknown Because the millionaire was a shy man, he enjoyed living an obscure life in the country.
Obsequious too eager to obey or serve, Excessively submissive; overly obedient When he receives obsequious service, Lawrence always leaves a huge tip.
Obsession the control of one’s thoughts about something or someone Billy’s ex-girlfriend was deemed a stalker due to her obsession with him by always watching, calling and thinking about him.
Obsolete no longer of use Many people believe the Internet has made the postal service obsolete.
Obstreperous noisy; loud because my nephew is obstreperous, he often gets in trouble at school.
Obtain to be established accepted or customary My daughter must obtain a copy of her immunization records before she can start school.
Obtrusive projecting; prominent; undesirably noticeable During the test, the clock on the wall was obtrusive as it ticked unusually loud.
Obtuse blunt/stupid, not able to think clearly or to understand what is obvious or simple Are you so obtuse that you will give away all your money to a fake charity?
Obviate to make unnecessary get rid of, to prevent or eliminate Nowadays, parents are able to obviate the stresses of a long road trip with children by entertaining them with all sorts of technological gadgets.
Obvious noticeable and likely to be determined When the child touched the hot stove with his hand, his obvious reaction would be to never touch the stove again.
Occluded blocked up The police officers have blocked off the road to occlude the bomb from the public.


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