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mordant
biting; sarcastic; stinging. Actors feared the critic's mordant pen
morbid
given to unwhomesome thought; moody; characteristic of disease. People who come to disaster sites ust to peer at the grisly wreckage are indulging their morbid curiosity
moratorium
legal delay of payment. If we declare a moratorium and delay collection of debts for six months, I am sure the farmers will be able to meet their bills
moodiness
fits of depression or gloom
monumental
massive. Writing a dictionary is a monumental task
monotony
sameness leading to boredom. What could be more deadly dull than the monotony of punching numbers into a computer hour after hour?
monotheism
belief in one God. Abraham was the first to proclaim his belief in montheism
monolithic
solidly uniform; unyielding. Knowing the imprortance of appearing resolute, the patriots sought to present a monolithic front
monochromatic
having only one color.
monetary
pertaining to money. Jane held the family purse strings; she made all monetary decisions affecting the household
monastic
relating to monks or monasteries; removed from worldy concerns. WIthdrawing from the world, Thomas Merton joined a contemplative religious order and adopted the monastic life
monarchy
government under a single ruler. Though England today is a monarchy,t here is some question whether it will be one in 20 years, given the present discontent at the prospect of Prince Charles as king
momentum
quality of motion of a moving body; impetus. The car lost momentum as it tried to ascend the steep hill
momentous
very important. When Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium, they had no idea of the momentous impact their discovery would have upon society.
molten
melted. The city of Pompeli was destroyed by volcanic ash rather than by molten lava flowing from Mount Versuvius
molt
shed or cast off hair or feathers. When molly's canary molted, he shed feathers all over the house.
mollycoddle
pamper; indulge excessvely. Don't molly coddle the boy, Maudi! you'll spoil him
mollify
soothe. The airline customer service representative tried to mollify the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.
molecule
the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance. In chemistry, we study how atoms and molecules react to form new substance
mogul
powerful person. The oil moguls made great profits when the price of gasoline rose
modulate
tone down in intesity; regulate; change from one key to antoher. Always singing at the top of her lungs, the budding Brunhilde never learned to modulate her voice
modish
fashionable. She always discarded all garments that were no longer modish.
modicum
limited quantity. Although his story is based on a modicum of truth, most of th events he describes are fictitious.
mode
prevailing style; manner; way of doing something. The rock star had to have her hair done in the latest mode: frizzed, with occasional moussed spikes for variety. Henry plans to adopt a simpler mode of life; he is going to become a mushroom hunter and live off the land.
mock
ridicule; imitate, often in derision. It is unkind to mock anyone; it is stupid to mock anyone significantly bigger than you
mobile
movable; not fixed. The mobile blood bank operated by the Red Cross visited our neighborhood today
mnemonic
pertaining to memry. She used mnemonic tricks to master new words.
mitigate
appease; moderate. NOthing Jason did could mitigate Medea's anger; she refused to fiorgive him for betraying her
mite
very small object or creature; small coin. Gnate are annoying mites that sting
missive
letter. The ambassador received a missive from the Secretary of State
molt
shed or cast off hair or feathers. When molly's canary molted, he shed feathers all over the house.
molt
shed or cast off hair or feathers. When molly's canary molted, he shed feathers all over the house.
mollycoddle
pamper; indulge excessvely. Don't molly coddle the boy, Maudi! you'll spoil him
mollify
soothe. The airline customer service representative tried to mollify the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.
mollycoddle
pamper; indulge excessvely. Don't molly coddle the boy, Maudi! you'll spoil him
molecule
the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance. In chemistry, we study how atoms and molecules react to form new substance
mollify
soothe. The airline customer service representative tried to mollify the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.
mogul
powerful person. The oil moguls made great profits when the price of gasoline rose
molecule
the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance. In chemistry, we study how atoms and molecules react to form new substance
modulate
tone down in intesity; regulate; change from one key to antoher. Always singing at the top of her lungs, the budding Brunhilde never learned to modulate her voice
modish
fashionable. She always discarded all garments that were no longer modish.
mogul
powerful person. The oil moguls made great profits when the price of gasoline rose
modicum
limited quantity. Although his story is based on a modicum of truth, most of th events he describes are fictitious.
modulate
tone down in intesity; regulate; change from one key to antoher. Always singing at the top of her lungs, the budding Brunhilde never learned to modulate her voice
mode
prevailing style; manner; way of doing something. The rock star had to have her hair done in the latest mode: frizzed, with occasional moussed spikes for variety. Henry plans to adopt a simpler mode of life; he is going to become a mushroom hunter and live off the land.
modish
fashionable. She always discarded all garments that were no longer modish.
mock
ridicule; imitate, often in derision. It is unkind to mock anyone; it is stupid to mock anyone significantly bigger than you
mobile
movable; not fixed. The mobile blood bank operated by the Red Cross visited our neighborhood today
modicum
limited quantity. Although his story is based on a modicum of truth, most of th events he describes are fictitious.
mnemonic
pertaining to memry. She used mnemonic tricks to master new words.
mode
prevailing style; manner; way of doing something. The rock star had to have her hair done in the latest mode: frizzed, with occasional moussed spikes for variety. Henry plans to adopt a simpler mode of life; he is going to become a mushroom hunter and live off the land.
mitigate
appease; moderate. NOthing Jason did could mitigate Medea's anger; she refused to fiorgive him for betraying her
mock
ridicule; imitate, often in derision. It is unkind to mock anyone; it is stupid to mock anyone significantly bigger than you
mite
very small object or creature; small coin. Gnate are annoying mites that sting
mobile
movable; not fixed. The mobile blood bank operated by the Red Cross visited our neighborhood today
missive
letter. The ambassador received a missive from the Secretary of State
mnemonic
pertaining to memry. She used mnemonic tricks to master new words.
molt
shed or cast off hair or feathers. When molly's canary molted, he shed feathers all over the house.
mitigate
appease; moderate. NOthing Jason did could mitigate Medea's anger; she refused to fiorgive him for betraying her
mite
very small object or creature; small coin. Gnate are annoying mites that sting
missive
letter. The ambassador received a missive from the Secretary of State
mollycoddle
pamper; indulge excessvely. Don't molly coddle the boy, Maudi! you'll spoil him
mollify
soothe. The airline customer service representative tried to mollify the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.
molecule
the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance. In chemistry, we study how atoms and molecules react to form new substance
mogul
powerful person. The oil moguls made great profits when the price of gasoline rose
modulate
tone down in intesity; regulate; change from one key to antoher. Always singing at the top of her lungs, the budding Brunhilde never learned to modulate her voice
modish
fashionable. She always discarded all garments that were no longer modish.
modicum
limited quantity. Although his story is based on a modicum of truth, most of th events he describes are fictitious.
mode
prevailing style; manner; way of doing something. The rock star had to have her hair done in the latest mode: frizzed, with occasional moussed spikes for variety. Henry plans to adopt a simpler mode of life; he is going to become a mushroom hunter and live off the land.
mock
ridicule; imitate, often in derision. It is unkind to mock anyone; it is stupid to mock anyone significantly bigger than you
mobile
movable; not fixed. The mobile blood bank operated by the Red Cross visited our neighborhood today
mnemonic
pertaining to memry. She used mnemonic tricks to master new words.
mitigate
appease; moderate. NOthing Jason did could mitigate Medea's anger; she refused to fiorgive him for betraying her
mite
very small object or creature; small coin. Gnate are annoying mites that sting
missive
letter. The ambassador received a missive from the Secretary of State
molt
shed or cast off hair or feathers. When molly's canary molted, he shed feathers all over the house.
mollycoddle
pamper; indulge excessvely. Don't molly coddle the boy, Maudi! you'll spoil him
mollify
soothe. The airline customer service representative tried to mollify the angry passenger by offering her a seat in first class.
molecule
the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance. In chemistry, we study how atoms and molecules react to form new substance
mogul
powerful person. The oil moguls made great profits when the price of gasoline rose
modulate
tone down in intesity; regulate; change from one key to antoher. Always singing at the top of her lungs, the budding Brunhilde never learned to modulate her voice
modish
fashionable. She always discarded all garments that were no longer modish.
modicum
limited quantity. Although his story is based on a modicum of truth, most of th events he describes are fictitious.
mode
prevailing style; manner; way of doing something. The rock star had to have her hair done in the latest mode: frizzed, with occasional moussed spikes for variety. Henry plans to adopt a simpler mode of life; he is going to become a mushroom hunter and live off the land.
mock
ridicule; imitate, often in derision. It is unkind to mock anyone; it is stupid to mock anyone significantly bigger than you
mobile
movable; not fixed. The mobile blood bank operated by the Red Cross visited our neighborhood today
mnemonic
pertaining to memry. She used mnemonic tricks to master new words.
mitigate
appease; moderate. NOthing Jason did could mitigate Medea's anger; she refused to fiorgive him for betraying her
mite
very small object or creature; small coin. Gnate are annoying mites that sting
missive
letter. The ambassador received a missive from the Secretary of State