Barrons GRE Vocabulary List 13: Print One-sided Flashcard - Page 1
nominal: in name only; insignificantly small E.g.He offered to drive her to the airport for only a nominal fee.
nonchalance: indifference; lack of concern; composure E.g.Cool, calm, and collected under fire, James Bond shows remarkable nonchalance in the face of danger.
noncommittal: very reluctant to give out information E.g.We were annoyed by his noncommittal reply for we had been led to expect definite assurances of his approval.
nondescript: dull and uninteresting; lacking distinct or individual E.g.The private detective was a short, nondescript fellow with no outstanding features, the sort of person one would never notice in a crowd.
nonentity: person of no importance; something that does not exist or that exists only in imagination E.g.Because the two older princes dismissed their youngest brother as a nonentity, they did not realize that he was quietly plotting to seize the throne.
nonplus: perplex or bewilder someone; confound or flummox E.g.Jack's uncharacteristic rudeness might nonplus Jill, leaving her uncertain how to react.
nonsense: silliness; words or signs having no intelligible meaning E.g.'Don't talk nonsense,' said Alice more boldly: 'you know you're growing too.'
noose: loop formed in a rope by means of a slipknot so that it binds tighter as the rope is pulled; trap E.g.I think the noose is slowly tightening on Tony and company and it’s just a matter of time, really.
nostalgia: homesickness; bittersweet longing for things of past. E.g.We've been there for a couple weeks now and the nostalgia is there, but we are trying to keep everything fresh.
nostrum: patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable; quack medicine E.g.This nostrum is a compound of some of the ordinary foods with certain well-known aromatic and carminative substances.