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macabre
adj.gruesome;grisly
mace
n.ceremonial staff; clublike medieval weapon
macerate
v.soften by soaking in liquid; waste away
Machiavellian
adj.crafty;double-dealing
machinations
n.evil schemes or plots
maculated
adj.spotted; stained
madrigal
n.pastoral song
maelstrom
n.whirlpool
magisterial
adj.authoritative; imperious
magnanimity
n.generosity.

Noted for his magnanimity, he donated millions to charity
ADJ. magnanimous
magnate
n.person of prominence or influence
magniloquent
adj.boastful, pompous
magnitude
n.greatness; extent
maim
v.mutilate;injure
maladroit
adj.clumsy; bungling
malady
n.ilness
malaise
n.uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health
malapropism
n.comic misuses of a word
malcontent
n.person dissatisfied with existing state of affiars
malediction
n.curse
malefactor
n.evildoer; criminal
malevolent
adj.wishing evil
malfeasance
n.wrong doing
malicious
adj.hateful; spiteful

malicious gossip
malign
v.speak evil of; bad-mouth; defame
malignant
adj.injurious; tending to cause death; aggressively malevolent
malingerer
n.one who feigns illness to escape duty
malleable
adj.capable of being shaped by pounding; impressionable
malodorous
adj.foul-smelling
mammal
n.vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young
mammoth
adj.gigantic; enormous
mandatory
adj.obligatory
manipulate
v.operate with one's hands; control or play upon artfully
maternal
adj.motherly
matriarch
n.woman who rules a family or larger social group
mausoleum
n.monumental tomb
mauve
adj.pale purple
maverick
n.rebel; nonconfomist
mawkish
adj.mushy and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; maudlin
maxim
n.proverb; a truth pithily stated
mayhem
n.injury to a body (person, thing)

children committing mayhem in the flower bed
meager
adj.scanty; inadequate
mealymouthed
adj.indirect in speech; hypocritical; evasive
meander
v.wind or turn in its course
meddlesome
adj.interfering
mediate
v.settle a dispute through the services of an outsider
mediocre
adj.ordinary; commonplace
meditation
n.reflection; thought
medium
n.appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise
medley
n.mixture

a medley of different nationalities in welcome class
meek
adj.submissive; patient and long-suffering
megalomania
n.mania for doing grandiose things
melancholy
adj.gloomy; morose; blue
melee
n.fight
mellifluous
adj.sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious
memento
n.token; reminder
memorialize
v.commemorate
menagerie
n.collection of wild animals
mendacious
adj.lying; habitually dishonest
mentor
n.counselor; teacher
mercenary
adj.motivated solely by money or gain
merger
n.combination of two business corporations
mesmerize
v.hypnotize