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Misogamy
n. hatred of marriage
misogynist
n. hater of women
missive
n. letter
mite
n. very small object or creaeture; small coin


Gnats are annoying mites that sting
modicum
n. limited quantity

the story is based on a modicum of truth
modish
adj. fashionable

She always discarded all garments that were no longer modish
modulate
v. tone down in intensity; regulate; change from one key to another

she always sings at the top of her lungs. she never learned to modulate her voice
mogul
n. powerful person


The oil moguls made great profits
mollycoddle
v. pamper; indulge excessively
molt
v. shed or cast off hair or feathers

the canary molted, shedding his feathers all over the house
molten
adj. melted


molten lava
momentous
adj. v. important


momentous impact
monastic
adj. related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns


he adopted a monastic life
monochromatic
adj. having only one color
monolithic
adj. solidly uniform; unyielding


the patriots sought to present a monolithic front
monotheism
n. belief in one God
moratorium
n. legal delay of payment


declare a moratorium to delay collection of debts
morbid
adj. given to unwholesome thought; moody; characteristic of disease
mordant
adj. biting; sarcastic; stinging


Actors feared the critic's mordant pen
mores
n. conventions; moral standards; customs


In Pakistan, she followed the mores of the people
moribund
adj. dying


she transformed the moribund magazine into a hit
mortician
n. undertaker

The mortician prepared the corpse for burial
mote
n. small speck


The tiniest mote in the eye is very painful
motif
n. theme
motley
adj. multicolored; mixed


the jester wore a motley tunic
the captain had gathered a motley crew
mottled
adj. blotched in coloring; spotted

when he blushed, his face became mottled.
mountebank
n. charlatan (person who pretends to have more skill and knowledge than he possesses); boastful pretender
muggy
adj. warm and damp


August in NYC is usually muggy
mulct
v. defraud a person of something

The lawyer tried to mulct the boy of his legacy
multifarious
adj. varied; greatly diversified


She was constantly busy w/ multifarious activities of her daily life.
multiplicity
n. state of being numerious

multiplicity of details
mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday


mundane task
munificent
adj. very geneours


munificent benefactor
murky
adj. dark and gloomy; thick w/ fog; vague


murky depths of the swamp
muse
v. ponder


mused about the beauty of the scene
musky
adj. having the odor of musk


She left a trace of musky perfume behind her
muster
v. gather; assemble


muster up the confidence to...
musty
adj. stale; spoiled by age


the attic was dark and musty
mutinous
adj. unruly; rebellious


The captain had to use force to quiet his mutinous crew
myopic
adj. nearsighted; lacking forsight
myriad
n. very large number

myriads of mosquitos
nadir
n. lowest point

the Dow-jones averages reached their nadir
naivete
n. quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility
narcissist
n. conceited person


A narcissist is his own best friend