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machination
plot or scheme
maelstrom
whirlpool; turmoil; agitated state of mind
magnate
powerful or influential person
malediction
a curse; a wish of evil upon another
malinger
to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill
malleable
capable of being shaped
mannered
artificial or stilted in character
mar
to damage or deface; to spoil
martinet
strict disciplinarian; one who rigidly follows rules
maudlin
overly sentimental
mendacious
dishonest
mendicant
beggar
mercurial
quick, shrewd, and unpredictable
meretricious
gaudy; falsely attractive
metaphor
figure of speech comparing two different things
meticulous
extremely careful; fastidious; painstaking
militate
to operate against; work against
mirth
frivolity; gaiety; laughter
misanthrope
a person who dislikes others
missive
a written note or letter
mitigate
to soften; to lessen
mollify
to calm or make less severe
molt
to shed hair, skin, or an outer layer periodically
monastic
extremely plain or secluded, as in a monastery
monotony
no variation; tediously the same
mores
fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes
multifarious
diverse
myopic
lacking foresight; having a narrow view or short-range perspective