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libel
defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character
lilliputian
extremely small
loath
reluctant; disinclined
loquacious
talkative
lucid
esaily understood
lucrative
profitable
lugubrious
mournful; funereal
maelstrom
whirlpool
malign
speak evil of; bad-mouth; defame
malignant
having an evil influence
manifest
evident; visible; obvious
marshal
put in order
martinet
strict diciplinarian
maverick
rebel; nonconformist
mawkish
mushy and gushy; sentimental; maudlin
maxim
proverb; a truth pithily stated
mealymouthed
indirect in speech; hypocritical; evasive
meander
wind or turn in its course
melliflous
sweetlyb or smoothlyflowing; melodious
mercurial
capricious; changing; fickle
ministration
act of giving care; attending to someone's needs
misconception
an erroneous conception/ mistaken notion
misconstrue
interpret incorrectly; misjudge
mitigate
appease; moderate
mollify
soothe
moratorium
suspension of activity; authorized period of delay (of a payment, etc)
mutability
ability to change in form; fickleness
myriad
very large number
nadir
lowest point
navigable
wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; able to be steered
nebulous
vague; hazy; cloudy
neologism
new or newly coined word or phrase
neophyte
recent convert; bginner
nonchalance
indifference; lack of concern; composure
novice
beginner
obdurate
stubborn
obfuscate
confuse; muddle; make unclear
obscure
dark; vague; unclear; darken; make unclear
obsequious
slavishly attentive; servile; fawning; sycophantic
obsolescent
going out of use
obsolete
outmoded
obtrude
push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; butt in; stick out or intrude
officious
meddlesome; excessively pushing in offering one's services
ominous
threatening
opprobrium
public disgrace or reproach; vilification
opt
decide in favor of; choose
opulence
extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance
ostentatious
showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention
outlandish
bizarre; peculiar; unconventional
outmoded
to cause something to go out of style/ become obsolete