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macabre
gruesome
machination
evil design
macroscopic
visible to the naked eye
maelstrom
whirlpool
magnanimous
generous
magnate
important person
maim
to cripple
maladroit
clumy or unskillful
malady
disease
malaise
uneasiness
malapropism
word humorously misused
malediction
curse
malefactor
villain
malevolent
harmful
malfeasance
wrongdoing
malicious
spitful
malign
to speak badly about
malignant
evil
malingerer
one who pretends to be ill to avoid work
malleable
adaptable
manacle
handcuff
mandarin
influential person
mandate
an order
manifest
obvious
manifold
many
manipulate
to handle with skill; to influence a person
manumit
to set free
maraud
to raid
maritime
pertaining to the ocean
marquee
a canopy over an entrance
marred
damaged; ruined
martial
warlike
martinet
a strict disciplinarian
masochist
one who enjoys his own pain
masticate
to chew
matriarchy
a society in which the mother is the head of the family
matrix
a place of origin
maudlin
very sentimental
maul
to injure
mausoleum
large tomb
maverick
a nonconformist
mawkish
overly sentimental
maxim
a proverb or saying
meager
inadequate; of poor quality
mean
nasty or offensive; inferior or low; an average
marred
damaged; ruined
martial
warlike
martinet
a strict disciplinarian
masochist
one who enjoys his own pain
masticate
to chew
matriarchy
a society in which the mother is the head of the family
matrix
a place of origin
maudlin
very sentimental
maul
to injure
mausoleum
large tomb
maverick
a nonconformist
mawkish
overly sentimental
maxim
a proverb or saying
meager
inadequate; of poor quality
mean
nasty or offensive; inferior or low; an average
meander
to wander aimlessly
mediate
to settle a dispute
meditate
to think deeply
medley
a mixture
megalomania
exaggeration of one's own greatness
melancholy
depressed
melee
noisy fight
mellifluous
sweet-sounding
melodramatic
overly emotional
menace
a threat
menage
household
menagerie
collection of animals
mendacious
lying
medicant
a beggar
menial
degrading
mentor
adviser or coach
mercantile
pertaining to merchants
mercenary
acts only for money
mercurial
unpredictably
meretricious
gaudy or showy
merger
a joining together
mesmerize
hypnotize
metamorphosis
a transformation
metaphor
comparison
metaphysics
beyond what is natural
mete
to distribute
meteoric
swift rise
meticulous
extremely careful
metropolis
large city
mettle
courage
miasma
pollution
microcosm
a little world
mien
manner
milieu
environment; setting
militant
ready and willing to fight
millennium
a thousand years
mimic
to imitate
minion
a devoted follower
minute
unit of time or small and insignificant
mire
swampy ground; to sink down
mirth
joy or laughter
misanthrope
hater of mankind
misapprehension
a misunderstanding
miscegenation
mixture of races
mischance
unlucky accident; bad luck
misconstrue
misinterpret
miscreant
a vicious person
misdemeanor
a less serious crime
miser
one who hoards (money) excessively
misgiving
doubt; suspicion
misnomer
an error in name
misogamy
hatred of marriage
misogynist
woman-hater
missive
letter
mitigate
to make less severe
mnemonic
pertaining to memory
mock
to ridicule or insult
modicum
a small amount
modish
stylish
modulate
to tone down
mogul
powerful person
mollify
to calm or appease
molt
to shed
momentous
very important
monastic
self-denying
monitor
one who watches
monograph
written about a single subject
monolithic
unified or solid
monologue
speech by one person
monotheism
belief in one god
monotonous
boring; without variety
monumental
important
moot
debatable or having no significance
moratorium
delay
morbid
depressing
mordant
sarcastic
mores
customs or traditions
moribund
dying
morose
gloomy
mortal
destined to die
motif
central idea
motley
assorted or different colors
mortify
to embarrass or humiliate
mottled
spotted
mountebank
a fraud
muddle
to confuse
mulct
a fine or to degraud
mull
(over) think about
multifarious
having many parts
mundane
worldly
munificent
generous
murky
unclear; gloomy
muse
to think about
muster
to gather together
musty
stale; moldy
mute
silent
muzzle
to restrain
myopic
having narrow point of view
myriad
infinitely vast in number
myrmidon
an unquestioning follower