Flashcards in 1426 Deck (46):
D. maiming another person; violence or destruction
E. movies filled with murder and mayhem
D. to wind or wander
E. The path meanders through the garden. / The conversation meandered on for hours.
D. a place that many people like to visit, especially for a particular reason
E. The coast is a mecca for tourists.
D. to help two opposing side come to agreement
E. He has been appointed to mediate the dispute. / He is attempting to mediate a settlement between the company and the striking workers.
D. ordinary; average
D. a mixture
E. a mélange of architectural styles
D. a noisy fight among a lot of people
E. a verbal disagreement at the football game soon turned into a general melee involving scores of spectators
D. to improve
E. regulations intended to meliorate the working conditions of migrant farm laborers
D. sweet and smooth
E. a rich, mellifluous voice that gets her a lot of work in radio and TV commercials
D. lying (mend-fault, ex. amend: a-out + mend-fault = to put right)
E. The newspaper story was mendacious and hurtful.
D. a beggar
E. those wretched mendicants on the streets of Calcutta
D. pertaining to servants; servile
E. immigrants to that country faced fierce prejudice and could expect to find work only as menials / every command was obeyed in the menial manner of someone who seemed grateful just to be in the presence of a celebrity
D. a wise advisor or teacher
D. pertaining to merchants or trade
E. mercantile system
D. motivated by money; greedy
E. they were a mercenary couple, who defined themselves not by what they were but by what they owned
D. like mercury; quick; changeable
E. the boss's mood is so mercurial that we never know how he's going to react to anything
D. superficially alluring
E. the paradise they found was a piece of meretricious trash
D. a high, flat land with steep sides
E. a mesa in the Arizona desert
D. a change or transportation
E. We have watched her metamorphosis from a shy schoolgirl into a self-confident businesswoman.
D. pertaining to the nature of being or reality
E. a metaphysical world of spirits / a work that deals with such metaphysical questions as the very nature of knowledge
D. to distribute
E. mete out punishment
D. very careful about details
D. quality of character (especially good character)
E. The competition will test her mettle. / gentlemen of brave mettle
D. a vapor rising from a swamp (destructive & decease-causing)
E. a miasma of tobacco smoke / freed from the miasma of poverty
D. manner or bearing
E. He has the mien of an ancient warrior. / the stern mien of the librarian suggested that she was not one to put up with any nonsense
D. a person or an animal that moves from place to place
D. to work (against)
E. his boyish appearance militated against his getting an early promotion
E. boys have a tendency toward mimetic behavior, often imitating their fathers at a fairly early age
D. to imitate
E. the novel's protagonist is haunted by a minatory black specter
D. acting overly dainty or elegant
E. taking mincing steps
D. a favorite (follower); a subordinate
E. most of the top appointments went to the new governor's personal minions and political cronies
D. the carrying out of a minister;s duties; service
minutiae (plur. of minutia)
D. minor details
E. the minutiae of the contract
D. a bit of bad luck
E. His vacation turned into a series of misadventures.
D. one who dislikes other people
E. a former misanthrope who now professes a newly discovered love of mankind
D. marriage between a man and a woman of different races
D. a collection of varied things
E. a miscellany of old toys
D. to misinterpret
E. He deliberately misconstrued everything I said. / It is easy to misconstrue confidence as arrogance.
D. an evil person
E. He supports tough penalties against corporate miscreants. / halt, vile miscreant, and face justice!
D. an action that is bad or unacceptable, but not very serious
E. youthful misdemeanours
D. a doubt or fear
E. I felt some misgiving about his ability to do the job. / They regarded the plan with misgiving.
D. an unfortunate (hapless) accident
E. We experienced the usual mishaps of a family vacation. / The fire was a tragic mishap that could have been prevented.
D. the wrong name applied to sth
E. “International Airport” is something of a misnomer, since almost all the arriving and departing flights are local.