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centrifuge
machine that separates substances by whirling them
n berserk
mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
s functional
made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
n rarefied
made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
n osseous
made of bone; bony
n shoddy
made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
s miscellaneous
made up of a variety of parts
n frenzied
madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
n mutilate
maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
n brunt
main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
s trunk
main wooden stem of a tree; human body excluding the head and limbs; torso; prehensile nose of an elephant
n phylum
major classification, second to kingdom, of plants and animals; category ranking below a kingdom and above a class; division
assuage
mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
s enact
make (a bill) into law
s disbar
make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
dilute
make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
s crochet
make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
s falsify
make (something written) false by changing
n grate
make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
expiate
make amends for (a sin)
atone
make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
s endear
make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced
s embitter
make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
s dazzle
make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
coin
make coins; invent or fabricate (a word or phrase); N. coinage: word or phrase recently invented
desolate
make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
n disgruntle
make discontented
s inebriate
make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
s intoxicate
make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
reconcile
make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
aggrandize
make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
preclude
make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
adulterate
make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
s institutionalize
make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
nullify
make invalid; make null; invalidate
n roil
make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; disturb
s enliven
make lively or spirited; animate
s trim
make neat or tidy by clipping; reduce by removing what is unnecessary; ornament; decorate (round the edges); Ex. trim the cost; Ex. jacket trimmed with fur; N. ADJ: tidy; in good order
entail
make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
n preen
make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
s char
make or become black by burning; reduce or be reduced to carbon or charcoal(black substance made by burning wood) by incomplete combustion
n addle
make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
s tarnish
make or become dull or discolored; N.
s putrefy
make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
s shrivel
make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
adapt
make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
s rumble
make or move with a deep rolling sound (as thunder or stomach)
perpetuate
make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
s impoverish
make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
s impregnate
make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate
rationalize
make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
n requite
make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
s intrigue
make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
n indemnify
make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
n burnish
make shiny by rubbing; polish
s rustle
make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
s slick
make smooth or glossy; N: smooth surface; Ex. oil slick; ADJ: smooth; glossy; deftly executed; adroit; glib
n stultify
make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
s fuddle
make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
attenuate
make thin; weaken
s stun
make unconscious or numb as by a blow; amaze; astound
alienate
make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
obviate
make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
exploit
make use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
validate
make valid; confirm; ratify
annul
make void
n caulk(calk)
make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
integrate
make whole; combine; make into one unit
rejuvenate
make young again
optician
maker and seller of eyeglasses
n testator
maker of a will; CF. testatrix
n raspy
making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
s unregenerate
making no attempt to change one's bad practices
compensatory
making up for; repaying
s ram
male sheep; V. strike or drive against with a heavy impact
calumny
malicious misrepresentation; slander
n ductile
malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
n fetid(foetid)
malodorous; foul
s groom
man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
n yeoman
man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
s suitor
man who is courting a woman
s layman
man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
n megalomania
mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
anthropoid
manlike; resembling a human being; N.
virile
manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
n gait
manner of walking or running; speed
n manifold
many in number or kind; numerous; varied
n cartographer
map-maker
disfigure
mar the appearance of; spoil
deface
mar; disfigure
s blemish
mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
n uproarious
marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
n ceremonious
marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
n checkered(chequered)
marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
s indecisive
marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
ingenious
marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
humane
marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
n ribald
marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
n striated
marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
n nubile
marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial