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Plural:   nabes 

A truncated colloquial form of the word neighbourhood / neighborhood;  surroundings;  vicinity.


I mentioned several times at our first meetings that I had known the map of our city for ages.  Indeed, the same wallmap was hanging in our library all along.  Even after discovering the first luminous spot, nothing at all changed in the highlighted chest-hosting nabe.  There were no building alterations, no shifts in the overall geographical configuration, no extraordinary or noteworthy events in the physical world.  (Context:  Dr∙ Barton's old map hanging on a wall started to show glowy spots.  He visited the map-highlighted locations but found nothing special there at first - not even at the address where they later discovered a mysterious ancient chest.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 


Slovak / Slovenčina (SK):  susedstvo;  blízkosť

Czech / Čeština (CZ):  sousedství;  blízkost



Plural:   needlebathings

Taking a shower;  showering.



Plural:   neighbourages

Neighbourhood;  neighborhood.



Plural:   nettyrooms 

Toilet;  WC;  water closet;  restroom.


We also have a regular toilet apartmental.  To the anteroom, let's backwalk.  This door, see over here.  Nettyroom frontal, right next to the tubroom frontal.  Don't distake the door!  I will wait for you here, young master.  (Context:  In her archaic language, Grandma Estela is showing a way to their second toilet to a visiting boy.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Plural:   nonadhesivities
Alternative:   non-adhesivity  /  pl·  non-adhesivities

The quality of not being sticky;  nonstickiness / non-stickiness.


The disadvantage of the scorch-based protective coverage is its functional shortlivedness:  The nonadhesivity can disappear as rapidly as in two to seven days of non-use(Source: J∙ Okram - Bartonian Potato Pancakes  ●  Cooking Recipe.) 



Casually and showing no excitement;  coolly unconcernedly.


Monika adjusted the tablecloth; as if nothing had happened, she replenished salt in the shaker; and nonchalantly headed for the single chair near the window.  Bruno silently moved in the same direction, and Dad immediately sensed impending trouble...  (Context:  A family dinner is supervised by a social custodian with smelly feet.  Children are starting to compete for the only sitting spot near the open window.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Not equipped with a swingress;  swingressless.


Hubert's photo reveals a clever archaic invention from bygone times, now virtually forgotten.  Despite its historical obsolescence, the principle per se works infallibly to the present day:  All beswingressed keys will self-readjust differently than nonswingressed.  Without the possibility of failure or malfunction, as long as gravity exists.  So what were swingresses used for?  They enabled the owner to finger-feel their wobble keys reliably even in the dark or blindfolded.  The swingress also facilitates visual inspection - a key hanging slantwise amongst others can be easily spotted at a glance.  (Context:  Dr∙ Barton analyses a photograph of the missing part of a key discovered in the wood of an old linden tree.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 



Of equal or greater quality, amount or other attribute;  never lesser than;  comparably and/or surpassingly.


On the other hand, however, the notion mentioned above revived the bugs in their heads.  It evoked new reflections on the nature of the mysterious dreamboat's devoirs behind the reinforced fencing of the little-known company in which he often worked day and night.  His frequent crop-ups and the non-everyday contracts in the speech therapist's household were notless wonderworthy.  (Context:  Visitors wonder about Hubert's, Dr∙ Barton's nontalkative helper's, real profession and obscure background.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 


Slovak / Slovenčina (SK):  nemenej;  niemenej;  prinajmenšom

Czech / Čeština (CZ):  neméně;  přinejmenším



Plural:   nullters 

A new pupil or student enlisted or registered in a given school but not yet attending the first year, or attending a preparatory year before becoming qualified for the first grade;  null-grader;  null-year;  nullard;  nuller;  nullter;  nullbie;  nullian;  zero-grader;  zeroner.


The "boycott" reaped the lion's share of the African's boisterous tribute, followed by three rounds of vigorous handshakes with all present.  Comraderial, co-operrassion, Komsomolerrr, and so on, Buba spared no phrases inculcated during his condensed nullters' language preparation training course;  Ehem, mhu-mhu, mhhhh..., the speech therapist was trying to rise above the superlatives and well-meant adjectives, most of which, however, he did not seem very enthusiastic about.  (Context:  Dr∙ Barton and his aides helped a foreign student called Buba.  In return, indoctrinated with communistic political propaganda during his pre-first-year curriculum, Buba is thanking for this help.  He uses soviet-style compliments that sound comical, given Dr∙ Barton's libertarian spirit and liberal attitudes.  Source:  J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.) 

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