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Minutiae

Noun

Minute or minor details

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Misogyny

Noun

Hatred of women

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Mollify

Verb

To soften, pacify, soothe

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Moot

Adj

Of no practical significance (a "moot point": so hypothetical as to be meaningless)

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Muckraker

Noun

One who searches out and exposes real or apparent misconduct of prominent individuals

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Mutable

Adj

Changeable; tending, or to be able to change

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Myriad

Adj

A great number, innumerable, many

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Nebulous

Adj

Vague, distinct

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Nefarious

Adj

Evil, vicious, flagrantly wicked

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Nepotism

Noun

Favoritism to a friend or relative in business or politics

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Non sequitur

Noun

A remark or a conclusion that doesn't follow the conversation or reasoning that came before

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Notorious

Adj

Widely and unfavorably known; famous, generally for something bad

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Nullify

Verb

To invalidate; to make legally null and void

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Obdurate

Adj

Stubborn, unyielding, inflexible

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Obliterate

Verb

To remove utterly from recognition, memory, or existence

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Obtuse

Adj

Insensitive, stupid, dense, dull

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Omnipotent

Adj

Literally- all potent, all powerful, unlimited authority and influence

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Omniscient

Adj

Knowing everything; having universal and complete knowledge and awareness

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Onerous

Burdensome, heavy, oppressive

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Meticulous

Adj

Extremely careful about every detail