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newcomer

/’nu,kʌmər/ (n)

A person who has just come from somewhere else.

Example:

Evan is a newcomer to the company. I want to make him feel welcome.

nutritious

/nuˈtrɪʃəs/ (adj)

Food with vitamins and minerals good for your body.

Example:

You should eat five servings of nutritious vegetables every day.

night owl

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Someone who likes being awake at night.

Examples:

James is a night owl. He likes to study after midnight.

I am in bed by 10.30 pm. I am not a night owl.

no way

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Not going to happen or is impossible.

Examples:

There is no way I am going to say sorry! I did nothing wrong.

No way! Is the house really for sale?

nickname

Nickname

A shortened name or a silly name for a thing or person.

Examples:

My name is Martin, but "Marty" is my nickname.

TO is the nickname for the city of Toronto.

nightlife

Nightlife

Being entertained in places at night – like dance clubs and bars.

Examples:

London has a great nightlife.

I have enjoyed the nightlife since I was 20 years old!

no-show

Noshow

A person who does not attend an event they say they will.

Examples:

Can you believe Ed was a no-show at the wedding?!

It is rude to be a no-show.  If I cannot be somewhere, I call and cancel.

notorious

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Famous for something bad.

Examples:

He is a notorious liar. He never tells the truth.

Paul is notorious for being late.

nasty

Nasty

Very unkind or unpleasant.

Examples:

I am too angry to talk to you right now. What you said last night was really nasty.

What a nasty smell! I’ll put the garbage out. 

neighborhood

Neighborhood

A part of a town or city where people live.

Examples:

He lives in a very poor neighborhood.

Jane lives in a neighborhood that is close to the city center.

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