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maelstrom
a destructive whirlpool which rapidly sucks in objects
magnanimous
noble, generous
malediction
a curse
malevolent
wanting harm to befall others
malleable
capable of being shaped or transformed
mandate
an authoritative command
manifest
easily understandable, obvious , to show plainly
manifold
diverse, varied
maudlin
weakly sentimental
maverick
an independent, nonconformist person
mawkish
characterized by sick sentimentality
maxim
a common saying expressing a principle of conduct
meager
deficient in size or quality
medley
a mixture of differing things
mendacious
having a lying, false character
mercurial
characterized by rapid change or temperamentality
meritorious
worthy of esteem or reward
metamorphosis
the change of form, shape, substance
meticulous
extremely careful with details
mitigate
to make less violent, alleviate
modicum
a small amount of something
modulate
to pass from one state to another, especially in music
mollify
to soften in temper
morass
a wet swampy bog
mores
the moral attitudes and fixed customs of a group of people.
morose
gloomy or sullen
multifarious
having great diversity or variety
mundane
concerned with the world rather than with heaven, commonplace
munificence
generosity in giving
mutable
able to change
myriad
consisting of a very great number
nadir
the lowest point of something
nascent
in the process of being born or coming into existence
nebulous
vaguely defined, cloudy
nefarious
heinously villainous
negligent
habitually careless, neglectful
neophyte
someone who is young or inexperienced
nocturnal
relating to or occurring during the night
noisome
unpleasant, offensive, especially to the sense of smell
nomadic
wandering from place to place
nominal
trifling, insignificant
nonchalant
having a lack of concern, indifference
nondescript
lacking a distinctive character
notorious
widely and unfavorably known
novice
a beginner, someone without training or experience
noxious
harmful, unwholesome
nuance
a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression
nurture
to assist the development of