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Synonyms and Antonyms (Section N, O)

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Synonyms and antonyms of essential English words starting with alphabet ‘N, O’. Learning synonyms and antonyms for the words this section ‘N,O’ will be helpful for the aspirants preparing for competitive examinations on English language testing.

Section N:

This section ‘N’ covers terms such as nab, native, naughty, neglect, negligent, negligible, nervous, nominal, nurture, etc.

S.No

Word

Synonyms

Antonyms

1

Nab

apprehend, arrest, seize, catch, clutch, grab

release, free, discharge

2

Native

congenial, inherited, inborn, indigenous, aboriginal, raw

alien, foreign, outside

3

Naughty

mischievous, immodest, indecent, unbecoming, unseemly, untoward 

modest, proper, behaved

4

Neglect

disregard, ignore, slight, default, fail, omit

honor, respect, regard

5

Negligent

derelict, lax, careless, neglectful, remiss, slack

attentive, careful, mindful

6

Negligible

inconsiderable, paltry, petty, trifling, slender, slight

significant, major, important

7

Nervous

agitated, anxious, concerned, jittery, restive, tense

calm, content, unconcerned

8

Nominal

formal, apparent, stated, purported, ostensible, seeming

actual, real, true

9

Nurture

cultivate, foster, nourish, nurse, discipline, train

deprive, ignore, neglect

Section O:

This section ‘O’ covers words such as obedient, obese, objective, obsolete, obvious, offensive, omit, opaque, opulent, ordeal, original, orthodox, oscillate, oust, outstanding, etc.

S.No

Word

Synonyms

Antonyms

1

Obedient

amenable, compliment, conformable, docile, submissive, supple

insolent, mutinous, insolent

2

Obese

corpulent, fleshy, gross, portly, overweight, stout

emaciated, underweight, skinny

3

Objective

concrete, substantial, equitable, nonpartisan, realistic, unbiased

prejudiced, partial, subjective

4

Obsolete

outdated, useless, discarded, archaic, antique, superseded

contemporary, current, modern

5

Obstacle

bar, barrier, block, clog, hurdle, hindrance

assistance, clearance, opening

6

Obvious

apparent, clear, distinct, visible, plain, evident

ambiguous, obscure, vague

7

Offensive

atrocious, disgusting, foul, repellent, sickening, vile

agreeable, pleasing, wonderful

8

Omit

drop, eliminate, remove, default, fail, neglect

include, insert, inject

9

Opaque

blurred, dusky, foggy, hazy, misty, sooty

lucid, unclouded, transparent

10

Opulent

lavish, lush, luxurious, palatial, rich, sumptuous

depressed, destitute, poor

11

Ordeal

trail, crucible, affliction, agony, distress, tribulation

happiness, relief, pleasure

12

Original

fundamental, prime, authentic, genuine, innovative, initial

derivative, latest, newest 

13

Orthodox

conventional, recognized, sanctioned, conservative, traditionalist, conformist

heterodox, progressive, radical 

14

Oscillate

sway, swing, dangle, flicker, seesaw, vacillate

stay, steady, remain 

15

Oust

bump, dismiss, eject, evict, expel, remove

hold, keep, retain

16

Outstanding

noticeable, prominent, remarkable, salient, extraordinary, singular 

inferior, ordinary, average

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