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MACHINATION
n. scheming activity for an evil purpose;
MAGNANIMOUS
a. forgiving; unresentful; noble in spirit; generous;
MAGNATE
n. a rich powerful or very successful businessperson;
MALAISE
n. a feeling of depression uneasiness or queasiness;
MALAPROPISM
humorous misuse of a word that sounds similar to the word intended but has a ludicrously different meaning;
MALFEASANCE
n. an illegal act especially by a public official;
MALINGER
v. to pretend to be sick to avoid doing work;
MALLEABLE
a. easy to shape or bend;
MANDATE
n. a command or authorization to do something; the will of the voters as expressed by the results of an election;
MANIA
crazed excessive excitement; insanity; delusion;
MANIFEST
a. visible; evident;
MANIFESTO
n. a public declaration of beliefs or principles usually political ones;
MARGINAL
related to or located at the margin or border; at the lower limit of quality; insignificant;
MARSHAL
v. to arrange in order; to gather together for the purpose of doing something;
MARTIAL
a. warlike; having to do with combat;
MARTYR
n. someone who gives up his or her life in pursuit of a cause especially a religious one; one who suffers for a cause; one who makes a show of suffering in order to arouse sympathy;
MATERIALISTIC
preoccupied with material things; greedy for possessions;
MATRICULATE
v. to enroll especially at a college;
MAUDLIN
a. silly and overly sentimental;
MAVERICK
n. a nonconformist; a rebel;
MAWKISH
overly sentimental; maudlin;
MAXIM
n. a fundamental principle; an old saying;
MEANDER
to travel along a winding or indirect route; to ramble or stray from the topic;
MEDIATE
v. to help settle differences;
MEDIUM
the means by which something is conveyed or accomplished; a substance through which something is transferred or conveyed; the materials used by;
MELANCHOLY
gloomy; depressed and weary;
MELEE
a. brawl; a confused fight or struggle; a violent free for all; tumultuous confusion;
MELLIFLUOUS
a. sweetly flowing;
MENAGERIE
a. collection of animals;
MENDACIOUS
a. lying; dishonest;
MENDICANT
beggar n a beggar;
MENTOR
teacher tutor n a teacher tutor counselor or coach; especially in business an experienced person who shows an inexperienced person the ropes;
MERCENARY
n. a hired soldier; someone who will do anything for money;
MERCURIAL
a. emotionally unpredictable; rapidly changing in mood;
METAMORPHOSIS
n. a magical change in form; a striking or sudden change;
METICULOUS
precise and careful about details; fussy;
MICROCOSM
n. the world in miniature;
MILIEU
n. environment; surroundings;
MILLENNIUM
a. period of years; a thousandth anniversary;
MINUSCULE
a. very tiny;
MISANTHROPIC
a. hating mankind;
MITIGATE
v. to moderate the effect of something;
MODE
method of doing; type; manner; fashion;
MODULATE
to reduce or regulate; to lessen the intensity of;
MOLLIFY
v. to soften; to soothe; to pacify;
MOMENTUM
force of movement; speed; impetus;
MONOLITHIC
a. massive solid uniform and unyielding;
MORATORIUM
s suspension of activity; a period of delay;
MORE
marshy mucky ground;
MORES
customary moral standards;
MORIBUND
a. dying;
MOROSE
gloomy sullen a gloomy; sullen;
MORTIFY
a. to humiliate;
MOTIF
a. recurring theme or idea;
MOTLEY
extremely varied or diverse; heterogeneous; multicolored;
MUNDANE
a. ordinary; pretty boring; not heavenly and eternal;
MUNICIPAL
pertaining to a city or town and its government;
MUNIFICENT
lavish a very generous; lavish;
MUSE
to ponder; to meditate;
MUSTER
to assemble for battle or inspection; to summon up;
MYOPIA
a. nearsightedness; lack of foresight;
MYRIAD
n. a huge number;
MYSTIC
otherworldly; mysterious; enigmatic;