Tuesday, August 14, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (149)

Nationwide (noun) 
throughout the whole nation–an organized geopolitical unit
As we use more and more water, the nationwide supply is rapidly being used up.

Navigable (adjective) 
capable of being passed, traversed, or crossed
In the United States, there are few navigable rivers through which ocean-liners can

Negotiate (verb) 
to come to an agreement about
In April 1803, Napoleon Bonaparte negotiated the sale of the Louisiana Territory with
the envoys of President Thomas Jefferson.

Neolithic (adjective) 
of or relating to the latest period of the Stone Age characterized by polished stone 
implements; belonging to an earlier age and now outmoded 
Once considered a "Neolithic backwater" by archaeologists, Papua New Guinea is
emerging as one of the handful of places on Earth where agricultural practices developed
independently from other cultures.      

Networking (noun) 
the developing of contacts or exchanging of information with others in an informal 
In a short time, the reforms might well be a dynamic instability in the care and
networking of patients with cardiovascular diseases.

Neurological (adjective) 
relating to the branch of medicine dealing with the nervous system
The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism
and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 500

Newfangled (adjective) 
showing marked departure from previous practice
The economics theories of today are merely a newfangled form of former theories first
posed in the 1960's.

Newfound (adjective) 
newly found
She mentions inner growth, a new sense of self and self-respect, a heightened sense of
priorities, and a newfound independence as she assumed the bulk of responsibilities and
decision making.

Nobility (noun) 
the quality or state of possessing outstanding qualities in character, quality, or rank
Showing a nobility of character that has worldwide appeal, Lincoln, a Republican, was
the first member of his party to become president. 

Nocturnal (adjective) 
of or occurring the night
Many rattlesnakes are nocturnal, but they can also be seen during the daytime.

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