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31 Cards in this Set

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mandarin
influential person
mandate
an order; a command
mandatory
required; obligatory
mangle
to cut, slash, or crush so as to disfigure
mangy
shabby; filthy
manifest
evident; obvious
manifold
many; varied
manipulate (two meanings)
to handle or manage with skill; to influence a person in a bad way
manumit
to set free
maraud
to raid; to plunder
marital
pertaining to marriage
maritime
pertaining to the sea
marquee
a roof-like shelter, such as glass, projecting above an outer door
martial
warlike
martinet
a strict disciplinarian
martyr
one who suffers for a cause
marvel
to be amazed; to wonder
masochist
one who enjoys his own pain and suffering
massive
huge; bulky
masticate
to chew
maternal
motherly
matriarchy
a social organization in which the mother is the head of the family
matrix
a place of origin
maudlin
excessively sentimental
maul
to injure; to handle roughly
mausoleum
large tomb for many bodies
maverick
a rebel; a nonconformist
mawkish
sickeningly sweet; very sentimental
maxim
a proverb or saying
meager
inadequate; of poor quality
mean (three meanings)
nasty or offensive (adj); inferior or low (adj); an average (n)