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macerate
v; soften by soaking in liquid; waste away
maculated
adj; spotted; stained
madrigal
n; pastoral song
magisterial
adj; authoritative; imperious
magnate
n; person of prominence
magniloquent
adj; boastful, pompous
maladroit
adj; clumsy; bungling
malaise
n; uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health
malaproism
n; comic misuse of a word
malediction
n; curse
malefactor
n; evildoer; criminal
malfeasance
n; wrongdoing
mannered
adj; affected; not natural
manumit
v; emancipate; free from bondage
marshal
v; put in order
martinet
n; rigid military disciplinarian
masticate
v; chew
matriculate
v; enroll (in college or grad. school)
matrix
n; point of origin; array of numbers or algebraic symbols
maudlin
adj; effusively sentimental
mawkish
adj; mushy and gushy; sentimental
mayhem
n; injury to body
mealymouthed
adj; indirect in speech; evasive; hypocritical
medium
n; element that is a creature's natural environment
megalomania
n; mania for doing grandiose things
mellifluous
adj; sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious
mendacious
adj; lying; habitually dishonest
mendicant
n; beggar
mercurial
adj; capricious; changing; fickle
meretricious
adj; flashy; tawdry
metallurgical
adj; pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores
mettle
n; courage; spirit
miasma
n; swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere; pervasive, corrupting influence
milieu
n; enironment; means of expression
minatory
adj; menacing; threatengin
mincing
adj; affectedly dainty
minutiae
n; petty details
misogamy
n; hatred of marriage
missive
n; letter
mite
n; very small object or creature; small coin
modicum
n; limited quanity
modish
adj; fashionable
modulate
v; tone down in intensity
mollify
v; soothe
mollycoddle
v; pamper; indulge excessively
monastic
adj; related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
monochromatic
adj; having on ly one color
monolithic
adj; solidly uniform; unyielding
moratorium
n; legal delay of payment
mordant
adj; biting; sarcastic; stinging
moribund
adj; dying
morose
adj; ill-humored; sullen; melancholy
mote
n; small peck
motif
n; theme
motility
n; ability to move spontaneously
mottled
adj; blotched in coloring; spotted
mountebank
n; charlatan; boastful pretender
mulct
v; defraud a person of something
multifarious
adj; varied; greatly diversified
mundane
adj; worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday
munificent
adj; very generous
muse
v; ponder
myopic
adj; nearsighted; lacking foresight