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maelstorm
whirlpool
laity
religous followers
malady
disease
lactic
pertaining to milk
machination
evil design
junket
a pleasure trip
manifold
many
kleptomania
a cumpulsion to steal
manipulate
to handle with skill; to influence a person
lapidary
a dealer in precious stones
maverick
a nonconformist
lackadaisical
uninterested
mausoleum
large tomb
ken
range of knowledge
maudlin
very sentimental
lassitude
weakness and weariness
maul
to injure
kinetic
pertaining to motion
luminous
bright
lascivious
lustful
libel
a false, written statement
junta
a small group ruling a country
malediction
curse
laminated
covered with thin sheets of plastic
maritime
pertaining to the ocean
larcenery
theft
maladroit
clumsy or unskillfull
latent
present but not visible
leonine
fierce
lanky
tall and slender
malaise
uneasiness
lampoon
sharp satire
loll
to lounge about or to droop
languid
sluggish
lateral
sideways
lachrymose
tearful
loquacious
very talkative
knuckle
to yield; to work vigorously
marred
damaged; ruined
labyrinth
complicated
malefactor
villian
lacerate
to tear roughly
lethargic
dull or sluggish; weak
laconic
concise
licentious
lawless or immoral
lackluster
lacking brilliance; dull
malignant
evil
kismet
destiny
liberal
generous
lackey
slavish follower
lout
an awkward, stupid person
largess
a generous gift
masticate
to chew
knell
the sound made by a bell rung slowly
lucrative
profitable
juxtapose
to place side by side
matrix
a place of origin
kindle
to excite or start
lieu
(in lieu of) in place of; instead of
kindred
relatives or shared feeling or views
manifest
obvious
lambent
radiant; to move lightly over a surface
lenient
permissive
kaleidoscopic
changing
leviathan
anything huge
knave
decietful person
liege
lord; master
knead
to work something into a mixture
macroscopic
visible to the naked eye
knoll
a small hill
linguist
skilled in languages
laggard
a slow person
lionize
to treat as important
jurisprudence
study of law
ludicrous
ridiculous
lament
to mourn
legerdemain
deception
jut
to stick out
lucent
shining
mentor
adviser or coach
martinet
a strict disciplinarian
mitigate
to make less severe
liquidate
to get rid of
mollify
to calm or appease
lithe
graceful
monograph
written about a single subject
martial
warlike
monologue
speech by one person
literal
word for word
melancholy
depressed
loathe
to hate or feel disgust for
mordant
sarcastic
manumit
to set free
monumental
important
lucid
easy to understand
morbid
depressing
limpid
transparent
moot
debatable or having no significance
magnanimous
generous
mores
customs or traditions
limber
easily bent
megalomania
exaggeration of one's own greatness
levity
lack of seriousness; humor
microcosm
a little world
matriarchy
a society in which the mother is the head of the family
murky
unclear; gloomy
lurid
shocking
muse
to think deeply
lurch
sudden, forward movement
muster
to gather together
lilliputian
very small
musty
stale; moldy
logistics
the supply, movement, and maintenance of equipment
mull
(over) think about
malleable
adaptable
metropolis
large city
malapropism
word humurously misused
medley
a mixture
malingerer
one who pretends to be ill to avoid work
monarchy
one ruler
libertine
immoral person
mimic
to imitate
mandarin
influental person
motif
central idea
lave
to wash
mock
to ridicule or insult
lurk
to lie concealed or to stay hidden
mercurial
unpredictably
lexicon
dictionary or vocabulary of a special group
minute
unit of time or small and insignificant
leeway
room for action
meditate
to think deeply
manacle
handcuff
motley
assorted or different colors
liaision
a bond or connection
mountebank
a fraud
mawkish
overly sentimental
metamorphisis
a transformation
malicious
spiteful
moratorium
delay
latitude
freedom
melliflous
sweet sounding
magnate
important person
mesmirize
hypnotize
litigation
lawsuit
monotonous
boring; without variety
masochist
one who enjoys his own pain
monolithic
unified or solid
libation
a drink
mercenary
acts only for money
lissome
moving gracefully
mercantile
pertaining to merchants
lupine
fierce
mediate
to settle a dispute
mandate
an order
muddle
to confuse
livid
discolored from anger or embarrassment
missive
letter
levy
to impose taxes
mirth
joy or laughter
lineaments
facial features
meager
inadequate; of poor quality
lesion
a wound
momentous
very important
laureate
worthy of honor
misapprehension
a misunderstanding
laudable
praiseworthy
monotheism
belief in one god
loath
unwilling
morose
gloomy
lugubrious
mournful
mulct
a fine or to defraud
lineage
ancestry
miscreant
a vicious person
lax
negligent; careless
misdemeanor
a less serious crime
locus
place
mendacious
lying
macabre
gruesome
menial
degrading
malign
to speak badly about
melee
noisy fight
malevolent
harmful
melodramatic
overly emotional
listless
indifferent
millennium
a thousand years
malfeasance
wrongdoing
multifarious
having many parts
loiter
to hang around
miasma
pollution
lot
fate
mundane
worldly
lowly
humble or ordinary
monastic
self-denying
maim
to cripple
maxim
a proverb or saying
marquee
a canopy over an entrance
modicum
a small amount
maraud
to raid
mete
to distribute
mute
silent
misgiving
doubt; suspicion
muzzle
to restrain
modish
stylish
meretricious
gaudy or showy
misanthrope
hater of mankind
mendicant
a beggar
mire
swampy ground; to sink down
mean
nasty or offensive; inferior or low; an average
merger
a growing together
meticulous
extremely careful
monitor
one who watches
meteoric
swift rise
mogul
a powerful person
munificient
generous
mortify
to embarass or humiliate
molt
to shed
menagerie
collection of animals
miscegenation
mixture of races
miser
one who hoards (money) excessively
mischance
unlucky accident; bad luck
mnemonic
pertaining to memory
misogamy
hatred of marriage
moribund
dying
menace
a threat
modulate
to tone down
meander
to wander aimlessly
misconstrue
misinterpret
mottled
spotted
metaphor
comparison
militant
ready and willing to fight
metaphysics
beyond what is natural
mettle
courage
milieu
enviroment; setting
mien
manner
menage
household
mortal
destined to die
minion
a devoted follower
misnomer
an error in name
misogynist
women-hater