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N Vocabulary Words Quiz #2

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the letter N.
As in all our vocabulary tests, the answers are NOT proper
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Last updated: February 8, 2019
First submittedDecember 18, 2012
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Definition
Word
Sound made by a horse
Neigh
Unable to feel
Numb
Stealthly Japanese assassin
Ninja
Female version of monk
Nun
Refers to a drink served without ice
Neat
Archenemy
Nemesis
Common metallic element
Nickel
Drink of the gods
Nectar
Confection made with sugar,
nuts, and egg whites
Nougat
Essential vitamin also known as B3
Niacin
Opposite of diurnal
Nocturnal
Definition
Word
Pertaining to newborns
Neonatal
The part of a church that leads to the altar
Nave
Reading is to literacy as math is to ...
Numeracy
One billionth of a second
Nanosecond
Type of whale with a long, single tusk
Narwhal
Excessive self-absorption and egotism
Narcissism
Pertaining to the nose
Nasal
Minor female deity in Greek mythology
Nymph
System where personal connections
are rewarded above merit
Nepotism
Unworldly; gullible
Naive
Bird's beak
Neb
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level 52
Dec 18, 2012
The correct spelling for the element is "nickel."
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level 71
Dec 18, 2012
A nickle is a type of bird. Also, nepotism refers to preferences given to relatives, not just those with whom one has a personal connection. Switch family for personal.
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level ∞
Dec 18, 2012
Fixed the spelling of nickel, but nepotism doesn't have to be family - it can be friends as well.
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level 83
Dec 18, 2012
Interesting, I'd never heard of neb. Might want to also accept nib. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nib?show=0&t=1355842361)
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level ∞
Dec 18, 2012
Nib will work now.
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level 82
Oct 17, 2014
Neb seems to come from German or old Norse as the same word (well similar enough, spelling may vary) is used modern Scandinavian languages,
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level 62
Aug 19, 2019
That is the case for most of the words since, wait for it... english is a germanic language..
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level 56
Apr 27, 2018
I have but as a word for human nose. I tried nib and got the answer accepted without even actually trying as an answer. Total gift.
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level 77
Apr 7, 2014
Can someone explain what the difference between a Narthex and a Nave is? I'm sure there is a difference but I kept trying Narthex and I'd never heard of a Nave.
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level 53
Apr 27, 2014
A narthex is more like a vestibule, or small area outside of the main part of the church, which is the nave.
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level 58
Sep 24, 2015
Yes, what ^ said. The narthex is outside the main body of the church, whereas the nave is part of the inside of the church. Often, the building is set up in a way that you go in one set of doors, which takes you to the narthex. You will then enter a second set of doors to get into the actual church, which is when you enter the nave. Since the narthex is actually its own "room", I hear it referred to more ("Gather in the narthex, please"), as opposed to "nave", which most people will just know as "the inside of the church."
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level 39
Jan 27, 2015
It says on Wikipedia that nepotism refers to relatives. Cronyism refers to favoured colleagues.
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level 37
Sep 24, 2015
No it does not.
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level 39
Jan 23, 2016
Yes it does. Nepotism comes from the word nephew.
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level 77
Mar 13, 2018
That's not the definition given on Wikipedia.
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level 62
Aug 19, 2019
Err that is EXACTLY what it says on wikipedia... I have no idea where you have been looking. But wikipedia says "Nepotism is the granting of jobs to one's relatives in various fields" "The term originated with the assignment of nephews to important positions..."

Just like helen says. And also like someone else mentioned before "Nepotism refers to partiality to family whereas cronyism refers to partiality to a partner or friend"

You can disagree with the contents or not, but claiming that is not what is said on the site is just... well all sort of things..

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level 56
Mar 26, 2015
narwhals, narwhals, swimming in the ocean...
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level 58
Sep 24, 2015
Aughhhh darn you, why must you get that stuck in my head?? *.........causing a commotion, cause they are so awesome.....narwhals, narhwals......*
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level 65
Sep 26, 2015
...pretty big and pretty white...
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level 77
Oct 19, 2017
beat a polar bear in a fight
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level 71
Jun 23, 2015
I put nano and didn't add second -ugh
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level 67
Jul 9, 2015
What? No Nihilism?...The dude would not abide.
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level 76
Aug 8, 2015
I'd never heard the term numeracy before - but Mr. Google suggests it's much more common in the UK and Commonwealth countries than in the US.
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level 76
Sep 24, 2015
I guess that explains why I'd never heard of it either. Also never heard of neb. Thank you QM for teaching me two new words today.
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level 76
Dec 21, 2015
It was definitely common when I was at primary school. But we thought our teachers pretentious for calling them literacy and numeracy, and refused to call them anything other than English and Maths.
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level 56
Apr 27, 2018
Literacy and numeracy are not synonymous with 'English' and 'Maths' as subjects . They are the basics first, Reading and Arithmetic, taught to enable pupils to use them to learn English and Maths overall. Your Teachers were specifying literacy and numeracy skills within English and Maths and emphasising them to ensure that these were realised as important, and are, supposedly, measurable for ranking schools purposes.
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level 80
Mar 13, 2017
I tried numerology before getting it right, but I guess that has more to do with the occult.
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level 77
Jun 16, 2019
it mostly has to do with being not very bright.
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level 24
Aug 31, 2015
Can 'narwal' be accepted as an alternative to 'narwhal'?
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level 67
Feb 26, 2017
Why?
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level 71
Sep 25, 2015
Numeracy was a flat out guess based strictly on literacy. I've never heard that word before in my life.
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level 46
Dec 8, 2015
Did anyone else try 'numbers' for numeracy? :)
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level 70
Mar 28, 2017
*meekly raises hand*
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level 25
Apr 25, 2016
Did anyone else sing 'I am fifteen going on sixteen ...' for naive?
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level 67
Feb 26, 2017
I don't think Nib is the correct English term for a birds Beak except quoting in Old Dutch or Low German. I think the word 'Nibble' comes from the same root.
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level 77
Oct 19, 2017
As is common, I only missed the one pertaining to drinking. Coming to JetPunk is literally the only time I ever regret being a teetotaler.
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level 71
Oct 19, 2017
Afraid a nymph is not a deity, but: 'a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers, woods, or other locations.' That one threw me! Fun quiz though, thanks!
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level 44
Jun 21, 2018
Numbskull for gullible?
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level 43
Mar 12, 2019
I was trying to think of the name of a specific female deity.
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level 48
May 20, 2019
I definitely though of neuropathy before numb...😂 Maybe you could add that as another vocab word. Great quiz!
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level 57
Jun 10, 2019
I agree with Anzi - nymph is not a deity but various types of nature spirits, not regarded as Gods but summoned to Olympus by the Gods at their request
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level 54
Jun 16, 2019
for nymph Nike also should be accepted
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level 68
Jun 16, 2019
I tried that too.
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level 63
Jun 16, 2019
That's a proper noun, so even it would fit the clue, it doesn't fit the rules. I wouldnt call her minor anyway
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level 57
Jun 16, 2019
I gave "nib" as my answer for a bird's beak and it was accepted. Awesome!
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level 52
Jun 16, 2019
Could you change the clue to be "minor Greek deities" instead? If it's plural, it will insinuate that you are looking for a type of deity, rather than a specific one by name, which is what I kept trying.
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level 41
Jun 16, 2019
Same, I kept wondering why Nike wasn't accepted
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level 68
Jun 17, 2019
Could you please accept "narcism" for narcissism as well? I found that as an entry in the free dictionary.
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