A to Z Challenge: N




Nascent
Definition: being born or beginning.
Sentence: The initiative also invests in nascent solar companies, acting as an incubator for small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to bring disruptive new technologies to market. 
           — Scientific American (Feb 29, 2012)

Nebulous
Definition: lacking definite form or limits.
Sentence: “The time for nebulous, unspecified and non-detailed commitments is gone,” Fiat SpA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said yesterday in London. 
             — BusinessWeek (Sep 21, 2011)

Neologism
Definition: a newly invented word or phrase.
Sentence: Perhaps the solution is to be found in " neologisms", where words are taken from somewhere totally different and given an entirely new meaning.
                     — BBC (Mar 8, 2011)

Nihilism
Definition: the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal.
Sentence: In her despair she succumbed to a sort of nihilism that made her ask: “What is the reason of anything?...
           —  Louis Couperus

Nomenclature
Definition: a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline.
Sentence: Technical names of fishes are those that seem to qualify under the International Rules of Zoological Nomenclature. 
           — Deacon, James Everett

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  1. I rarely use those words but they are good ones. I/m currently stuck on N but will hopefully be inspired soon! http://www.inspirationtolivewell.com

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  2. I rarely use those words but they are good ones. I/m currently stuck on N but will hopefully be inspired soon! http://www.inspirationtolivewell.com

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  3. Love your words for N. I've heard them all but didn't really know what they all meant.

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  4. I think 'nomenclature' is one of those words which just sounds really nice. It's a good combination of sounds. :-)

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