nameless – Having no fame or reputation.
naphtha – A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
Narcissus – The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
narrate – To tell a story.
narration – The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
narrative – An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
narrator – One who narrates anything.
narrow-minded – Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
nasal – Pertaining to the nose.
natal – Pertaining to one’s birth.
nationality – A connection with a particular nation.
naturally – According to the usual order of things.
nausea – An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
nauseate – To cause to loathe.
nauseous – Loathsome.
nautical – Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
naval – Pertaining to ships.
navel – The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
navigable – Capable of commercial navigation.
navigate – To traverse by ship.
nebula – A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
necessary – Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.
necessitate – To render indispensable.
necessity – That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.
necrology – A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
necromancer – One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
necropolis – A city of the dead.
necrosis – the death of part of the body.
nectar – Any especially sweet and delicious drink.
nectarine – A variety of the peach.
needlework – Embroidery.
needy – Being in need, want, or poverty.
nefarious – Wicked in the extreme.
negate – To deny.
negation – The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
neglectful – Exhibiting or indicating omission.
negligee – A loose gown worn by women.
negligence – Omission of that which ought to be done.
negligent – Apt to omit what ought to be done.
negligible – Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.
negotiable – To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.
Nemesis – A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
neocracy – Government administered by new or untried persons.
neo-Darwinsim – Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.
neo-Latin – Modernized Latin.
neopaganism – A new or revived paganism.
Neolithic – Pertaining to the later stone age.
neology – The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.
neophyte – Having the character of a beginner.
nestle – To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
nestling – Recently hatched.
nettle – To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.
network – Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.
neural – Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.
neurology – The science of the nervous system.
neuter – Neither masculine nor feminine.
neutral – Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.
nevertheless conj. Notwithstanding.
Newtonian – Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.
niggardly – Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)
nihilist – An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
nil – Nothing
nimble – Light and quick in motion or action.
nit – The egg of a louse or some other insect.
nocturnal – Of or pertaining to the night.
noiseless – Silent.
noisome – Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
noisy – Clamorous.
nomad – Having no fixed abode.
nomic – Usual or customary.
nominal – Trivial.
nominate – To designate as a candidate for any office.
nomination – The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.
nominee – One who receives a nomination.
non–existent – That which does not exist.
non–resident – Not residing within a given jurisdiction.
nonchalance – A state of mind indicating lack of interest.
non–combatant – One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
nondescript – Indescribable.
nonentity – A person or thing of little or no account.
nonpareil – One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
norm – A model.
normalcy – The state of being normal.
Norman – Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
nostrum – Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
noticeable – Perceptible.
notorious – Unfavorably known to the general public.
novellette – A short novel.
novice – A beginner in any business or occupation.
nowadays – In the present time or age.
nowhere – In no place or state.
noxious – Hurtful.
nuance – A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.
nucleus – A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
nude – Naked.
nugatory – Having no power or force.
nuisance – That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.
numeration – The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
numerical – Of or pertaining to number.
nunnery – A convent for nuns.
nuptial – Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.
nurture – The process of fostering or promoting growth.
nutriment – That which nourishes.
nutritive – Having nutritious properties.