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no-frills

(adj) use only before a noun

Only giving the basics.

Examples:

No-frills airlines do not serve free food and drinks, but the tickets are much cheaper.

Costco is a no-frills American supermarket. They sell brand name food at lower prices.

newlyweds

/ˈnuliˌwɛdz/ (n plural)

Two people who have just gotten married.

Example:

Jim and Lisa are newlyweds who got married yesterday.

nag

/næg/ (v)

To keep asking or telling someone to do something in an irritating way.

Example:

His wife always nags. She tells him what to wear, what to eat, what to do…

nosedive

/nəʊzdaɪv/ (v)

Go down dramatically.

Example:

The temperature nosedived while I was skiing in Switzerland.

newcomer

/ˈnuˌkʌmər/ (n)

A person who is new to a place or country.

Example:

When I was a newcomer to Australia, many people helped me settle in.

neglectful

/nɪˈglɛktfəl/ (adj)

Not taking care of something.

Example:

James and Patricia were neglectful parents, so their children went to live with an aunt and uncle.

neutral

/ˈnutrəl/ (adj)

Not supporting one side of an argument/debate/war, or the other side.

Example:

Switzerland was neutral during World War II.

nippy

/ˈnɪpi/ (adj casual)

Weather that is quite cool.

Example:

It’s very nippy tonight. I wish I’d brought a jacket.

nurture

/’nərtʃər/ (v)

To feed and look after a child or plant as it is growing.

Example:

If you do not love and nurture children, they can get into trouble when they are teenagers.

name dropping

/ˈneɪmˌdrɒpɪŋ/ (n)

Saying you know an important or famous person. This behavior is usually viewed in a negative way.

Example:

Karen is always name dropping. She thinks it makes her seem important.

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