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Nonentity

N. A person or thing of little importance.

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Non sequitur

N. Something that does not follow logic.

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Nubile

Adj. a female suitable for marriage in regards to age and physical development.

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Obdurate

Adj. stubborn; hard hearted.

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Obfuscate

V. To confuse; to bewilder.

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Obloquy

N. Strong disapproval; a bad reputation resulting from public.

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Obsequious

Adj. excessively submissive or overly attentive.

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Obviate

V. To prevent; to get around.

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Offal

N. Garbage; waste parts.

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Olfactory

Adj. pertaining to smell.

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Onerous

Adj. burdensome; heavy; hard to endure.

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Onus

N. A burden, responsibility, obligation.

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Optimum

N. The best, the most favorable, the ideal.

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Opulent

Adj. rich, luxurious; the trappings of great wealth.

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Orifice

N. Mouth; opening.

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Orthography

N. Correct spelling.

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Paleontology

N. A science dealing with prehistoric life through study of fossils.

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Palliate

V. To ease, to lessen, to soothe.

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Panache

N. Self confidence; a showy manner.

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Pandemic

Adj. General; widespread.

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Panegyric

N. An expression of praise.

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Paradigm

N. A model, an example.

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Parochial

Adj. local; narrow; limited.

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Paroxysm

N. A sudden outburst; a fit.

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Patent

Adj. evident or obvious.

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Peccadillo

N. A minor offense, a misdeed.

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Pecuniary

Adj. pertaining to money; financial.

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Pedantic

Adj. tending to show off one's learning.

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Nirvana

N. A place of great peace or happiness