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n array
marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array
requiem
mass for the dead; dirge
conglomeration
mass of material sticking together
n foliage
masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
n monumental
massive; impressively large; built as a monument
s bout
match; short period of great activity; Ex. wrestling bout; bout of drinking/flu
inimitable
matchless; not able to be imitated
labyrinth
maze
scanty
meager; insufficient
n repast
meal; feast; banquet
denotation
meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
n expletive
meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
n niggardly
meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
n dint
means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
interim
meantime; Ex. in the interim; ADJ. taking place during an interim; Ex. interim paper
n mete
measure; distribute; administer; Ex. mete out justice/punishment
n venison
meat of a deer; CF. cow: beef; CF. pig: pork, ham, bacon; CF. calf: veal; CF. sheep: mutton; CF. lamb: lamb
carnivorous
meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
automaton
mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
n officious
meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
s jaundice
medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
s geriatrics
medical treatment and care of old age
opiate
medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
alchemy
medieval chemistry
n tryst
meeting arranged by lovers; arrangement between lovers to meet
rendezvous
meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.
n smelt
melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
n molten
melted; Ex. molten lava
proletarian
member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
s memoir
memoirs; autobiography; biography
formidable
menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
n minatory
menacing; threatening
composure
mental calmness
delirium
mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
psychosis
mental disorder; ADJ. N. psychotic
acumen
mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
faculty
mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
n capacity
mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
discerning
mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
s quicksilver
mercury
euthanasia
mercy killing
n mirth
merriment; laughter
n jocund
merry
n courier
messenger
s herald
messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
n die
metal block used for shaping metal or plastic; device for stamping or impressing; mold; CF. dice
s rivet
metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
n lode
metal-bearing vein(long deposit of an ore)
regime
method of system or government
s metrical
metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
bourgeois
middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
euphemism
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
leniency
mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
n regiment
military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
n quorum
minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
misdemeanor
minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
skirmish
minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
n quibble
minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
n squabble
minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
punctilious
minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
n sundry
miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
n misadventure
mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
n urchin
mischievous child (usually a boy); CF. urchin: hedgehog; CF. porcupine: pig with spikes ?; CF. sea urchin
s prank
mischievous trick
n tightwad
miser; excessively frugal person
n skinflint
miser; stingy person
s wretch
miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
illusion
misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
s botch
mismanage; blow
n bungle
mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
projectile
missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
erroneous
mistaken; wrong; incorrect
s jumble
mix in a confused way
s mingle
mix together in close association
s shuffle
mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
n knead
mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
n promiscuous
mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity
n garbled
mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
n medley
mixture
alloy
mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
s compost
mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
miscellany
mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
s rabble
mob; noisy crowd
n gibe
mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
paragon
model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
paradigm
model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
temper
moderate; make less severe; tone down or restrain; toughen (steel) as by alternate heating and cooling
temperate
moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
sobriety
moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
restraint
moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
n unassuming
modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
n lull
moment of calm; period of reduced activity; Ex. a lull in the rain; V: cause to become less active; cause to sleep or rest; Ex. lull the opponents into a false sense of security; CF. lullaby
n potentate
monarch; sovereign
cloister
monastery or convent
s alms
money or goods given to the poor
s dowry
money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
n lucre
money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
hybrid
mongrel; mixed breed; V. hybridize
n simian
monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
n mausoleum
monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos