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Trivia Quiz - A to Z Vocabulary (N Words)


Find the definitions for these words that start with the letter "N" by taking this vocabulary quiz.

Quiz Number: 3818
Date Submitted: January 22, 2011
Quiz Categories: Grammar & Vocabulary
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: zendyk
Average Score: 66.2 percent
Times Taken: 29 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6

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A to Z Vocabulary (N Words)
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1. What is the meaning of the word nascent?
  A.   ancestry
  B.   coming into existence
  C.   an unpopular fragrance
  D.   unsophisticated

2. What is the meaning of the word nefarious?
  A.   widely and unfavorably known
  B.   disagreeable
  C.   evil
  D.   not worth considering

3. What is the meaning of the word noisome?
  A.   annoying
  B.   filthy
  C.   loud and obnoxious
  D.   stinking

4. What is the meaning of the word nomenclature?
  A.   a formal name
  B.   a long story
  C.   terms used in a particular science or discipline
  D.   architecture designed exclusively for women

5. What is the meaning of the word nuance?
  A.   a beginner
  B.   shade of meaning
  C.   a story with a moral
  D.   a vicious opponent

6. What is the meaning of the word nebulous?
  A.   believable
  B.   disinterested
  C.   of or relating to stars
  D.   vague

7. What is the meaning of the word nihilism?
  A.   the belief that everything is meaningless
  B.   a religion that no longer exists
  C.   the belief that man is naturally self-destructive
  D.   a saying of Guru Nihil

8. What is the meaning of the word numismatics?
  A.   coin collecting
  B.   modern mathematics
  C.   stamp collecting
  D.   the study of numbers

9. What is the meaning of the word nadir?
  A.   the center of something
  B.   the lowest point
  C.   a pilgrimage
  D.   a small mammal found in Africa

10. What is the meaning of the word nettle (verb)?
  A.   to interfere
  B.   to irritate
  C.   to prod
  D.   to sting


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