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Word Roots: N

SNAKE, overlay, compact, 叠放,压缩-紧密

narc (numbness, deadness, self obsessed)

narcotics, narcissus, narcissism

nasc (be born) 压缩紧密的状态 – 》 大, 牛,高的方向发展。 像种子,胎儿发育。

nascent, renascent, Renaissance

nat (born)

natural, preternatural, naive, innate, natal, prenatal, neonate, neonatal, postnatal, cognate, 

nav/nau = ship

navigation, nausea, nauseate, nautical, nautical chart, nautical mile, 

aeronautics, astronautics

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

nect: neck (tie, bind)

nex (tied, bound): nexus, annex, internecine,

neg (deny, say not): renege, renegade, neglect, abnegate

neo (new): neophyte, neologism, neolithic

nerv (vigor, determination) V – waw, 流动: nerve, unnerve, enervate

neur (nerve): neuron, neural, neurotic, neurosis, neuroscience



nic (harm, injure) C – cut: pernicious,  nuisance

nilhil (nothing): 压缩到没有了 nil, nihilist, annihilate, 

null (none): annul, annulment, nullification, nullify

nobl (well known, famous): ignoble, nobly

noc (harm): innocuous, noxious, obnoxious, innocent

nom (name, law, custom): 压缩 — 流水 / 习俗 — 代表性的,浓缩的东西

ignominy, misnomer, nomenclature, cognomen, nominate, renominate

anomie, taxonomy (tax – split), autonomy, agronomy, metronome, gastronomy, 

not (mark, sign; gotten to know, found out): 压缩了, 眼睛看到的符号  note, annotate, denote, connote, notate, notarize, keynote; notion, notice, notorious, notoriety

nunc, nounce (messenger, message, report): annunciation, enunciation, nuncio





numer (number): numerous, enumerate, numerate, supernumerary, numeral, numerical, 

nutr (nourish): nurture, nutrition, nutrient, 

neo-: new

  • neophyte

    neophyte is a person who is just beginning to learn a subject or skill—or how to do an activity of some kind.

  • neologism

    neologism is a new word or expression in a language or an existing word used with a new meaning.

  • neolithic

    of or relating to the most recent period of the Stone Age (following the mesolithic)

  • neon

    a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube

  • neonatal

    relating to or affecting the infant during the first month after birth

  • neonate

    a baby from birth to four weeks

  • wilderness

    A wilderness is a heavily forested or mountainous area where humans usually don’t live.

  • bumpiness

    the state of being bumpy

  • cheerfulness

    Good spirits; a state of moderate joy or gayety; alacrity.

  • cloudiness

    The state of being cloudy.

  • garishness

    tasteless showiness.

  • goodness

    The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.

  • gregariousness

    the quality of being gregarious–having a dislike of being alone

  • happiness

    Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

  • hardiness

    Capability of endurance.

  • haughtiness

    The quality of being haughty; disdain; arrogance.

  • iciness

    The state or quality of being icy or very cold; frigidity.

  • mousiness

    state of being quiet or timid

  • pettiness

    The quality or state of being petty or paltry; littleness; meanness.

  • wistfulness

    state or condition of wishful longing for something from the past

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