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mitigate

D. to make less painful

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mnemonic

\ni-ˈmä-nik\

D. helping the memory

E. 'MACRO' is a mnemonic for the five main techniques: Memory, Aims, Concentration, Review and Organization. / a mnemonic device

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mobile

D. capable of moving or being moved

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mode

D. a manner or style

E. a pop video made by a director who really understands the mode / to be in holiday mode

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modish

D. stylish

E. He wore a modish gray suit and hat. / a modish writer

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modicum

D. a bit

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modulate

D. to adjust or regulate

E. Because she doesn't modulate her voice, she sounds the same when she's excited as when she's sad. / The music quickly modulates from its original key, changing the mood of the song.

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moiety

\ˈmȯi-yə-tē\

D. a share

E. the lot was split into two equal moieties

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mollify

D. to pacify

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molt

D. to shade skin or other outer parts

E. Snakes molt as they grow, shedding the old skin and growing a larger new skin.

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molten

D. melted

E. molten lava

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momentous

D. very important

E. My college graduation was a momentous day in my life.

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monetary

D. pertaining to money

E. a crime committed for monetary gain

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monolith

D. a large piece of stone

E. The media monolith owns a number of networks.

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moot

D. debatable; deprived of practical significance

E. The court ruled that the issue is now moot because the people involved in the dispute have died. / I think they were wrong, but the point is moot. Their decision has been made and it can't be changed now.

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morbid

D. pertaining to disease; gruesome

E. a morbid fascination with death

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mordant

D. biting; sarcastic

E. a writer famous for her mordant humor

18

mores

\ˈmȯr-ˌāz\

D. ways or costumes that are quite important to the culture

E. the mores of academic life as opposed to those of the business world

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moribund

\ˈmȯr-ə-(ˌ)bənd\

D. dying

E. an actor who is trying to revive his moribund career

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morose

D. gloomy

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mortify

D. to punish (oneself) by self-denial; to make (sb) feel ashamed ("mort"=death)

E. It mortified me to have to admit that I'd never actually read the book. / She was mortified to realize he had heard every word she said.

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mote

D. a speck

E. there's not a mote of dirt in that woman's house

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motif

\mō-ˈtēf\

D. a main theme

E. wallpaper with a flower motif / Among nature motif s, feathers have a more decorative feel than coral.

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motley

\ˈmät-lē\

D. of many colors; made up of many unlike parts

E. a motley crew of musicians

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mountebank

\ˈmau̇n-ti-ˌbaŋk\

D. a quak (bad / fake doctor)

E. claimed that many doctors were frauds and mountebanks

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mufti

\ˈmōf-tē\

D. civilian clothes

E. officers in mufti

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motility

D. ability to move by itself

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*mulet

**

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multiplicity

D. a great number of (various things)

E. a multiplicity of suggestions for turning the company around / Shakespeare's works seem to encompass the full multiplicity of human experience.

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mundane

D. worldly; commonplace

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munificent

D. generous; lavish

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muse

D. to ponder, to become absorbed in thought

E. I could sell the house, she mused, but then where would I go?

33

mutable

D. changeable

E. a politician with very mutable positions on all the issues

34

mutilate

\ˈmyü-tə-ˌlāt\

D. to damage by cutting off or injuring the vital parts

E. a painting mutilated by vandals / was lucky not to be mutilated in the car crash

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mutinous

\ˈmyü-tə-nəs

D. inclined to rebel or revolt

E. vowed that he would someday see the mutinous crew hang

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myopia

\mī-ˈō-pē-ə\

D. nearsightedness

E. The cancellation of the popular show was a result of managerial myopia. / She wears eyeglasses to correct her myopia.

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myriad

D. a great number

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nadir

\ˈnā-ˌdi-ər\

D. the worst moment of a particular situation

E. the nadir of his career / Company losses reached their nadir in 2009.

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naiad

\ˈnā-yəd\

D. a water spirit; a female swimmer

E. in Greek mythology, naiads supposedly drowned the young men with whom they became enamored

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mute

D. silent

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naïveté

\nä-ˌēv-ˈtā\

D. simplicity; lack of sophistication

E. her naïveté led her to leave her new car unlocked while she shopped at the mal

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narcissism

D. love for the self

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nascent

D. being born; started to develop ("nasci" to be born)

E. The actress is now focusing on her nascent singing career.

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natal

\nə-ˈtal\

D. pertaining to one's birth ("nasci" to be born)

E. a natal star

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nauseous

\ˈnä-shəs\

D. sickening

E. The smell of gasoline makes me nauseous.

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nebulous

D. vague; indefinite