Pertaining to ships or navigation – a nautical career.
Synonyms: marine, naval, maritime
To irritate or provoke – nettled by his critics.
Synonyms: vex, pique, goad
Pertaining to, or occurring in, the night – awakened by the sounds of a nocturnal prowler.
Foul-smelling; harmful-the swamp gave off a noisome odor.
Synonyms: malodorous, fetid, disgusting; noxious, deleterious
Unmoved or indifferent; casual – reacted to the news in a nonchalant manner.
Antonyms: enthusiastic, zealous
Homesickness – felt nostalgia for the old homestead.
Widely known (in a bad sense) – a notorious gambler.
A beginner – conducted himself in politics like a novice.