N Vocabulary Words Quiz #1

Can you guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter N?
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Last updated: November 12, 2014
First submittedNovember 14, 2012
Times taken45,059
Average score68.2%
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Definition
Word
Hangman's rope
Noose
Proton's counterpart
Neutron
Belly button
Navel
Bittersweet yearning for past times
Nostalgia
State of enlightenment and bliss
Nirvana
Weapon of two sticks connected by a chain
Nunchaku
Inert gaseous element
Neon
Wanderer without a permanent home
Nomad
Cloud of gas and dust in outer space
Nebula
Person licensed to witness the
signing of documents, etc...
Notary
Back of the neck
Nape
Definition
Word
Quick; agile
Nimble
Aristocrat
Noble
Sheer women's stocking
Nylon
Belief in nothing
Nihilism
The addictive chemical in tobacco
Nicotine
Flammable gel used in warfare
Napalm
The lowest point; opposite of zenith
Nadir
Newly-created word or phrase
Neologism
The wedding ceremony
Nuptials
Type of Indian flatbread
Naan
Short novel
Novella
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Level 57
Nov 9, 2012
Naan bread! I was thinking feathers, not dots
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Level 49
Apr 2, 2015
I don't care about political correctness, but I think most of society has accepted how dumb it is to refer to First Nations as 'Indian'. They live on opposite sides of the planet, it's just common sense to call them different things.
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Level 63
Jul 2, 2018
The First Nations name is also stupid. Wouldn't the first nations be Mesopotamia, Indus Valley, and Egypt? What is wrong with Native American or American Indian?
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Level 56
May 29, 2022
In the US they literally call themselves Indians and don't like terms like "native american".
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Level 58
Sep 17, 2022
Except that both are terms coined by Anglicans, do it doesn't really matter.
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Level 39
Jul 2, 2018
That's coz yer a yank, not an old-worlder I'd wager.
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Level 68
Nov 10, 2012
I wonder how many correct responses for "Nihilism" The Big Lebowski was responsible for.
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Level 45
Nov 9, 2015
I tried nihilist but I didn't try "ism" :(
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Level 68
Apr 26, 2016
it was definitely responsible for mine
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Level 59
Jul 2, 2018
Who's this Lebowski?
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Level 56
May 29, 2022
El Duderino, if you're not into the whole brevity thing
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Level 30
Nov 22, 2012
Only 12% got neologism? That's surprising.
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Level 76
Sep 25, 2013
I actually tried both "Neophrase" and "Neoword." HA
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Level 86
Apr 4, 2015
It's perfectly cromulent that only 12% guessed neologism. ;)
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Level 71
Apr 21, 2015
I don't think anyone 'Guessed' neologism, they would have to know it.
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Level 68
Apr 26, 2016
perhaps over time that percentage will embiggen
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Level 74
Dec 3, 2016
neologism must be a neologism
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Level 76
Jul 2, 2018
but what did they call them before someone came up with neologism?
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Level 77
Jul 3, 2018
New word.
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Level 41
Dec 29, 2012
18. got the first 14.
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Level 43
Oct 4, 2013
Good quiz. Got 20 out of 22.
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Level 47
Aug 8, 2014
I think it's supposed to be NUPITALS, not NUPTIALS.
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Level ∞
Nov 12, 2014
If only there were some way to look it up!
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Level 60
Dec 18, 2016
Ha!
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Level 37
Feb 13, 2017
nupitals... what? Where do you get your information? Ever heard of a dictionary?????????
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Level 70
Sep 17, 2022
He uses a dictoniary
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Level 84
Apr 2, 2015
My nunchuck skills finally paid off.
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Level 63
Jul 2, 2018
Napoleon, don't be jealous because I've been chatting with babes online all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
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Level 73
Apr 2, 2015
Could you also accept Nibbana for 'state of enlightenment and bliss'? It is the Pali form of the word Nirvana.
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Level 71
Nov 8, 2015
That is totally fair.
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Level 84
Dec 3, 2016
Quizmaster dropping so many N-words here. Shocking.
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Level 55
Feb 13, 2017
Having so much time let me just stare at my screen for 3.5 minutes trying to solve 'new word or phrase.' I didn't even enter a single guess. Thoroughly stumped.
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Level 65
Feb 13, 2017
I put nabob instead of noble which didn't even occur to me for some reason. Good quiz!!
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Level 62
May 2, 2017
Could you accept "novelette" for novella?
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Level 49
Mar 26, 2018
Only 53% got "sheer women's stocking"? Must be mostly men on this website.
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Level 81
Jul 2, 2018
Because to me, those are pantyhose...which are made of nylon.
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Level 77
Jul 3, 2018
Not all nylons are pantyhose. Garter belts still exist.
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Level 56
May 29, 2022
Nylon is a material that's used for other things besides pantyhose.
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Level 46
Apr 21, 2018
all but "naan" which I never heard of, in 2:31
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Level 84
Jun 1, 2018
Naan is good stuff! Especially with garlic. You should try it!
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Level 84
Jul 2, 2018
I thought there was already a discussion here pointing out that that's got to be the worst definition of nihilism ever. Maybe QM used the same clue on a different quiz or else the discussion was deleted. Positively cringe worthy.
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Level 84
Jul 2, 2018
Yes, I'm sure to have made a comment about that somewhere too. I don't like that definition either. Nihilism is beyond that, it's a destructive philosophy.
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Level 58
Sep 17, 2022
Why does it matter?
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2022
Yeah, I don’t believe in definitions!
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Level 68
Jul 2, 2018
I'd say the counterpart of a proton is an electron since they have opposite charge. I know the quiz is for words that start with N so that drives your mind towards neutron, but I don't think the clue is accurate.
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Level 84
Jul 2, 2018
I may be wrong, but I think that a counterpart is not necessarily an opposite. Maybe it could be specified that it's the counterpart in the nucleus?
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Level 70
Sep 17, 2022
For every proton there’s an electron. I think that’s pretty much the exact definition of a counterpart. The neutron clue definitely should be about a particle that is found in the nucleus of an atom.
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Level 78
Jul 2, 2018
"Nippy" can be used to descibe "quick, agile".
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Level 70
Jun 19, 2021
Yes, I got stuck on that for ages.
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Level 70
Jul 2, 2018
I tried ‘nebulous’ as the singular for nebula. Doh
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Level 84
Jul 2, 2018
My first guess for "inert gazeous element" was nitrogen. Of course, it's not 100% inert, and it's a diatomic molecule, but it matches the definition fairly. Maybe it would be better to ask for a noble gas?
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Level 65
Jul 2, 2018
Actually, noble gas was my first guess.
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Level 70
Jun 19, 2021
Nitrogen isn't close to inert.
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Level 56
May 29, 2022
Yes it is.
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Level 66
Jul 2, 2018
Notary? I'm guessing that's an American word.
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Level 74
Jul 3, 2018
Nope - English too.
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Level 77
Jul 3, 2018
They had them in the Roman Empire called notarii or Notarius. I used to be one which proves it is not a difficult thing to achieve.
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2018
Any other Pulp Fiction fans out there come up with "bum" for "Wanderer without a permanent home"? Yes, I know that's not a word that starts with N, but I hear Travolta's voice in my head.
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Level 87
Jul 28, 2019
It's extremely hard to get the last one if you glanced over it and are trying to think of a short shovel.
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Level 63
Jul 28, 2021
Shovella?
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Level 41
Oct 15, 2021
Got 16, not bad for my english level
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Level 52
Apr 30, 2022
Surely "Woman's sheer stocking" would be better wording? (What is a "sheer woman", exactly?!) Or even just "sheer stocking" or - even better - "hosiery", seeing as nylon could refer to tights rather than specifically stockings.
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Level 38
Sep 20, 2022
technically a proton's counterpart is an electron...