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machination
plot or scheme
macrocosm
the entire universe; a complex that is a large-scale reproduction of one of its parts
malady
illness
malapropism
humorous misuse of a word
malediction
curse
malefactor
evil-doer; culprit
malinger
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
malodorous
foul smelling
manifest
obvious
masochist
one who enjoys pain or humiliation
masquerade
disguise; action that conceals the truth
matrilineal
tracing ancestry through mother's line rather than father's
maudlin
overly sentimental
mawkish
sickeningly sentimental
meddler
person interfering in others' affairs
mendicant
beggar
mentor
experienced teacher and wise advisor
meritorious
deserving reward or praise
metamorphosis
change, transformation
mettle
courageousness; endurance
microbe
microorganism
microcosm
tiny system used as analogy for larger system
militate
to operate against, work against
minuscule
very small
mirth
frivolity, paiety, laughter
misapprehend
to misunderstand, fail to know
misconstruemishap
to misunderstand, fail to discover
mishap
accident, misfortune
mnemonic
relating to memory; designed to assist memory
monastic
extremely plain or secluded, as in a monastery
monochromatic
having one color
monogamy
custom of marriage to one person at a time
moot
debatable; purely academic, deprived of a practical significance
mores
customs or manners
moribund
dying, decaying
motley
many colored; composed of diverse parts
multifaceted
having many parts, many sided
munitions
ammunition
myopic
nearsighted
myriad
immense number, multitude
magnanimous
generous
magnate
person of prominence or influence