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lumber
move in a clumsy/noisy way
luminary
star light-giving body
lurk
be out of view ready to attack
lustrous
being bright polished
macabre
gruesome suggesting death
macerate
make or become soft by soaking in water
machination
plot scheme (esp. evil)
maladroit
tactless clumsy
malapropism
misuse of a word (for one that resembles it)
malevolence
wishing to do evil
malign
injurious speak ill of smb tell lie
malinger
to fake illness or injury in order to shirk a duty
malleable
yielding easily shaped moldable adapting
manacle
chains for the hands or feet
massacre
cruel killing of a large number of people
matriculation
be admitted enter a university as a student
maudlin
sentimental in a silly or tearful way
maul
hurt by rough handling
maverick
rebel nonconformist
mellifluous
sweetly flowing
mendacity
dishonesty
mendicant
a beggar
mercurial
quick changeable in character fleeting
meretricious
attractive on the surface but of little value
mesmerize
hypnotize
meticulous
giving great attention to details
mettle
quality of endurance or courage
mettlesome
courageous high-spirited
middling
fairly good but not very good
minatory
menacing threatening
mince
pronounce or speak affectedly euphemize
misanthrope
person who hates mankind
mischievous
harmful causing mischief
miser
person who loves wealth and spends little
misogynist
one who hates women/females
moderation
quality of being limited not extreme
mollify
make calmer or quieter
molt
moult lose hair feathers before new growing
morbid
diseased unhealthy (e.g.. about ideas)
morose
ill-tempered unsocial
muffler
cloth worn round the neck/silencer
multifarious
varied motley greatly diversified
mundane
worldly as opposed to spiritual commonplace everyday
myriad
very great number
nadir
lowest weakest point
nascent
coming into existence emerging
nebulous
cloud-like hazy vague indistinct
negligent
taking too little care
neophyte
person who has been converted to a belief
nexus
a connection tie or link
nibble
show some inclination to accept (an offer)
noisome
offensive disgusting (smell)
nonchalant
not having interest
nonplused
greatly surprised
nostrum
a quack remedy an untested cure
noxious
harmful
nugatory
trifling/worthless
obdurate
hardened and unrepenting stubborn inflexible
obfuscate
to darken make obscure muddle
oblivious
unaware having no memory
obloquy
abusively detractive language sharp criticism vituperation
obsequious
too eager to obey or serve
obstreperous
noisy loud
obtain
to be established accepted or customary
obtrusive
projecting prominent undesirably noticeable
obtuse
blunt/stupid
obviate
to make unnecessary get rid of
occluded
blocked up
odious
repulsive hateful
odium
contempt dislike aversion
odor
smell favor reputation
officious
too eager or ready to help offer advice
ominous
threatening
onerous
needing effort burdensome
opaqueness
dullness/not allowing light to pass through
opprobrious
showing scorn or reproach
ossify
to turn to bone to settle rigidly into an idea
ostensible
seeming appearing as such professed
ostentation
display to obtain admiration or envy
ostracism
shut out from society refuse to meet talk
overhaul
examine thoroughly to learn about the condition
overweening
presumptuously arrogant overbearing immoderate being a jerk
paean
song of praise or triumph
palate
roof of the mouth sense of taste
palatial
magnificent
palliate
lessen the severity of
palpability
can be felt touched understood
palpitate
tremble beat rapidly and irregularly
panegyric
formal praise eulogy
paradigm
a model example or pattern
parenthesis
sentence within another one smth separated
pariah
an outcast a rejected and despised person
parsimonious
too economical miserly
partisan
one-sided committed to a party biased or prejudiced
patron
regular customer person who gives support
paucity
scarcity a lacking of
peccadillo
small sin small weakness in one's character
pedantic
bookish showing off learning
pedestrian
commonplace trite unremarkable
pellucid
transparent easy to understand
penchant
strong inclination a liking
penitent
feeling or showing regret
penurious
poor/stingy
penury
extreme poverty
peregrination
traveling about wandering
peremptory
urgent imperative unchallengeable ending debate
perfidious
treacherous faithless
perfidy
treachery breaking of faith
perfunctory
done as a duty without care
perilous
dangerous
peripatetic
wandering
perish
be destroyed decay
perjury
willful FALSE statement unlawful act
permeate
spread into every part of
pernicious
harmful injurious
perpetrate
be guilty commit (a crime)
personable
pleasing in appearance attractive
perspicacity
quick judging and understanding
pertain
belong as a part have reference
pest
destructive thing or a person who is nuisance
petrified
taken away power (to think feel act)
petrify
to make hard rocklike
petrous
like a rock hard stony
petulant
unreasonably impatient
philistine
a smug ignorant person one who lacks knowledge
phlegmatic
calm sluggish temperament unemotional
picaresque
involving clever rogues or adventurers
pied
of mixed colors
pinch
be too tight take between the thumb and finger
pine
waste away through sorrow or illness
pious
dutiful to parents devoted to religion
piquant
agreeably pungent stimulating
pique
hurt the pride or self-respect stir (curiosity)
pitfall
covered hole as a trap unsuspected danger
pith
essential part force soft liquid substance
pivotal
of great importance (others depend on it)
placate
soothe pacify calm
plaintive
mournful melancholy sorrowful
plaque
flat metal on a wall as a memorial
platitude
a trite or banal statement unoriginality
plea
request
plead
address a court of law as an advocate
plethora
glut
pliant
pliable easily bent shaped or twisted
plod
continue doing smth without resting
pluck
pull the feathers off pick (e.g.. flowers)
plumb
get to the root of
plummet
fall plunge steeply
plunge
move quickly suddenly and with force
poignant
deeply moving keen
poncho
large piece of cloth
ponderous
heavy bulky dull
portent
omen marvelous threatening
precarious
uncertain risky dangerous
precepts
rules establishing standards of conduct
preclude
prevent make impossible
precursory
preliminary anticipating
predilection
special liking mental preference
predominate
have more power than others
preen
tidy/show self-satisfaction
premature
doing or happening smth before the right time
preponderance
greatness in number strength weight
presage
warning sign
presumption
arrogance
preternatural
not normal or usual
prevalent
common
prevaricate
to equivocate to stray from the truth
prim
neat formal
pristine
primitive unspoiled pure as in earlier times unadulterated
probity
uprightness incorruptibility principle
proclivity
inclination
procrastination
keeping on putting off
prodigal
wasteful reckless with money
prodigious
enormous wonderful
profane
worldly having contempt for God
profligacy
shameless immorality
profligate
wasteful prodigal licentious extravagant
profundity
depth
profuse
abundant/lavish
proliferate
grow reproduce by rapid multification
prolix
tiring because too long
prone
prostrate inclined to (undesirable things)
propagation
increasing the number spreading extending
propinquity
nearness in time or place affinity of nature
propitiatory
conciliatory appeasing mitigating
propitious
auspicious presenting favorable circumstances
prosaic
everyday mundane commonplace trite pedestrian
proscribe
denounce as dangerous
protracted
prolonged
provident
frugal looking to the future
provisional
of the present time only
provoke
make angry vax
prudence
careful forethought
prudish
easily shocked excessively modest
prune
dried plum silly person
pry
get smth inquire too curiously
pucker
wrinkle
pugnacious
fond of in the habit of fighting
puissance
strength
punctilious
precise paying attention to trivialities