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intensive adj

Adding emphasis or force

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intention n

That upon which the mind is set

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interact v

To act reciprocally

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intercede v

To mediate between persons

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intercept v

To interrupt the course of

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intercession n

Entreaty in behalf of others

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intercessor n

A mediator

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interdict n

Authoritative act of prohibition

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interim n

Time between acts or periods

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interlocutor n

One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion

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interlude n

An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length

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intermediate adj

Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes

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interminable adj

Having no limit or end

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intermission n

A recess

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intermit v

To cause to cease temporarily

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intermittent adj

A temporary discontinuance

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interpolation n

Verbal interference

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interpose v

To come between other things or persons

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interposition n

A coming between

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interpreter n

A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation

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interrogate v

To examine formally by questioning

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interrogative adj

Having the nature or form of a question

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interrogatory n

A question or inquiry

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interrupt v

To stop while in progress

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intersect v

To cut through or into so as to divide

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intervale n

A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river

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intervene v

To interfere for some end

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intestacy n

The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will

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intestate adj

Not having made a valid will

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intestine n

That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach, extending to the anus

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intimacy n

Close or confidential friendship

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intimidate v

To cause to become frightened

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intolerable adj

Insufferable

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intolerance n

Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure

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intolerant adj

Bigoted

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intoxicant n

Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites

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intoxicate v

To make drunk

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intracellular adj

Occurring or situated within a cell

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intramural adj

Situated within the walls of a city

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intrepid adj

Fearless and bold

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intricacy n

Perplexity

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intricate adj

Difficult to follow or understand

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intrigue n

A plot or scheme, usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways

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intrinsic adj

Inherent

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introductory adj

Preliminary

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introgression n

Entrance

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intromit v

To insert

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introspect v

To look into

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introspection n

The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings

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introversion n

The act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally

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introvert v

To turn within

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intrude v

To come in without leave or license

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intrusion n

The act of entering without warrant or invitation; encroachment

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intuition n

Instinctive knowledge or feeling

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inundate v

To fill with an overflowing abundance

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inundation n

Flood

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inure v

To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure

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invalid adj

Having no force, weight, or cogency

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invalid n

One who is disabled by illness or injury

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invalidate v

To render of no force or effect

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invaluable adj

Exceedingly precious

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invariable adj

Unchangeable

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invasion n

Encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass

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invective n

An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach

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inveigh v

To utter vehement censure or invective

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inventive adj

Quick at contrivance

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inverse adj

Contrary in tendency or direction

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inversion n

Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first

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invert v

To turn inside out, upside down, or in opposite direction

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investigator n

One who investigates

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investor n

One who invests money

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inveterate adj

Habitual

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invidious adj

Showing or feeling envy

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invigorate v

To animate

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invincible adj

Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome

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inviolable adj

Incapable of being injured or disturbed

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invoke v

To call on for assistance or protection

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involuntary adj

Unwilling

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involution n

Complication

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involve v

To draw into entanglement, literally or figuratively

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invulnerable adj

That can not be wounded or hurt

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inwardly adv

With no outward manifestation

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iota n

A small or insignificant mark or part

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irascible adj

Prone to anger

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irate adj

Moved to anger

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ire n

Wrath

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iridescence n

A many-colored appearance

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iridescent adj

Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light

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irk v

To afflict with pain, vexation, or fatigue

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irksome adj

Wearisome

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irony n

Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment

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irradiance n

Luster

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irradiate v

To render clear and intelligible

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irrational adj

Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding

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irreducible adj

That can not be lessened

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irrefragable adj

That can not be refuted or disproved

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irrefrangible adj

That can not be broken or violated

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irrelevant adj

Inapplicable

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irreligious adj

Indifferent or opposed to religion

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irreparable adj

That can not be rectified or made amends for

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irrepressible adj

That can not be restrained or kept down

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irresistible adj

That can not be successfully withstood or opposed

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irresponsible adj

Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities

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irreverence n

The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things

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irreverent adj

Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things

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irreverential adj

Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things

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irreversible adj

Irrevocable

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irrigant adj

Serving to water lands by artificial means

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irrigate v

To water, as land, by ditches or other artificial means

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irritable adj

Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation

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irritancy n

The quality of producing vexation

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irritant n

A mechanical, chemical, or pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or tension

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irritate v

To excite ill temper or impatience in

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irruption n

Sudden invasion

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isle n

An island

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islet n

A little island

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isobar n

A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment

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isochronous adj

Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time

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isolate v

To separate from others of its kind

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isothermal adj

Having or marking equality of temperature

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itinerant adj

Wandering

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itinerary n

A detailed account or diary of a journey

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itinerate v

To wander from place to place

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jargon n

Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech

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jaundice n

A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin

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jeopardize v

To imperil

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Jingo n

One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy

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jocose adj

Done or made in jest

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jocular adj

Inclined to joke

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joggle n

A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake

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journalize v

To keep a diary

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jovial adj

Merry

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jubilation n

Exultation

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judgment n

The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached

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judicature n

Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment

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judicial adj

Pertaining to the administration of justice

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judiciary n

That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice

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judicious adj

Prudent

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juggle v

To play tricks of sleight of hand

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jugglery n

The art or practice of sleight of hand

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jugular adj

Pertaining to the throat

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juicy adj

Succulent

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junction n

The condition of being joined

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juncture n

An articulation, joint, or seam

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junta n

A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government

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juridical adj

Assumed by law to exist

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jurisdiction n

Lawful power or right to exercise official authority

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jurisprudence n

The science of rights in accordance with positive law

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juror n

One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice

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joust v

To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback

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justification n

Vindication

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juvenile adj

Characteristic of youth

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juxtapose v

To place close together

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keepsake n

Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver

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kerchief n

A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck

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kernel n

A grain or seed

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kiln n

An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products

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kiloliter n

One thousand liters

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kilometer n

A length of 1,000 meters

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kilowatt n

One thousand watts

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kimono n

A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan

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kind-hearted adj

Having a kind and sympathetic nature

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kingling n

A petty king

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kingship n

Royal state

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kinsfolk n

Relatives

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knavery n

Deceitfulness in dealing

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knead v

To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands

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knickknack n

A small article, more for ornament that use

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knight errant n

One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure

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knighthood n

Chivalry

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laborious adj

Toilsome

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labyrinth n

A maze

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lacerate v

To tear rudely or raggedly

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lackadaisical adj

Listless

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lactation n

The secretion of milk

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lacteal adj

Milky

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lactic adj

Pertaining to milk

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laddie n

A lad

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ladle n

A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids

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laggard adj

Falling behind

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landholder n

Landowner

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landlord n

A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements

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landmark n

A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of

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landscape n

A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation

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languid adj

Relaxed

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languor n

Lassitude of body or depression

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lapse n

A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just

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lascivious adj

Lustful

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lassie n

A little lass

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latent adj

Dormant

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latency n

The state of being dormant

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later adv

At a subsequent time

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lateral adj

Directed toward the side

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latish adj

Rather late

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lattice n

Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars

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laud v

To praise in words or song

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laudable adj

Praiseworthy

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laudation n

High praise

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laudatory adj

Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise

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laundress n

Washerwoman

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laureate adj

Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction

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lave v

To wash or bathe

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lawgiver n

A legislator

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lawmaker n

A legislator

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lax adj

Not stringent or energetic

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laxative adj

Having power to open or loosen the bowels

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lea n

A field

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leaflet n

A little leaf or a booklet

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leaven v

To make light by fermentation, as dough

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leeward n

That side or direction toward which the wind blows

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left-handed adj

Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right

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legacy n

A bequest

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legalize v

To give the authority of law to

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legging n

A covering for the leg

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legible adj

That may be read with ease

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legionary n

A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor

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legislate v

To make or enact a law or laws

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legislative adj

That makes or enacts laws

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legislator n

A lawgiver

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legitimacy n

Accordance with law

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legitimate adj

Having the sanction of law or established custom

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leisure n

Spare time

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leniency n

Forbearance

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lenient adj

Not harsh

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leonine adj

Like a lion

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lethargy n

Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind

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levee n

An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow

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lever n

That which exerts, or through which one may exert great power

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leviathan n

Any large animal, as a whale

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levity n

Frivolity

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levy v

To impose and collect by force or threat of force

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lewd adj

Characterized by lust or lasciviousness

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lexicographer n

One who makes dictionaries

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lexicography n

The making of dictionaries

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lexicon n

A dictionary

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liable adj

Justly or legally responsible

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libel n

Defamation

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liberalism n

Opposition to conservatism

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liberate v

To set free or release from bondage

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licentious adj

Wanton

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licit adj

Lawful

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liege adj

Sovereign

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lien n

A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge

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lieu n

Stead

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lifelike adj

Realistic

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lifelong adj

Lasting or continuous through life

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lifetime n

The time that life continues

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ligament n

That which binds objects together

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ligature n

Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying

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light-hearted adj

Free from care

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ligneous adj

Having the texture of appearance of wood

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likelihood n

A probability

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likely adj

Plausible

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liking n

Fondness

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limitation n

A restriction

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linear adj

Of the nature of a line

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liner n

A vessel belonging to a steamship-line

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lingo n

Language

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lingua n

The tongue

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lingual adj

Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance

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linguist n

One who is acquainted with several languages

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linguistics n

The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words

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liniment n

A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc

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liquefacient adj

Possessing a liquefying nature or power

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liquefy v

To convert into a liquid or into liquid form

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liqueur n

An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances

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liquidate v

To deliver the amount or value of

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liquor n

Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid

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listless adj

Inattentive

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literacy n

The state or condition of knowing how to read and write

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literal adj

Following the exact words

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literature n

The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively

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lithe adj

Supple

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lithesome adj

Nimble

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lithograph n

A print made by printing from stone

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lithotype n

In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing

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litigant n

A party to a lawsuit

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litigate v

To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law

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litigious adj

Quarrelsome

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littoral adj

Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore

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liturgy n

A ritual

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livelihood n

Means of subsistence

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livid adj

Black-and-blue, as contused flesh

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loam n

A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay

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loath adj

Averse

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loathe v

To abominate

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locative adj

Indicating place, or the place where or wherein an action occurs

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loch n

A lake

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locomotion n

The act or power of moving from one place to another

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lode n

A somewhat continuous unstratified metal- bearing vein

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lodgment n

The act of furnishing with temporary quarters

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logic n

The science of correct thinking

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logical adj

Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning

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logician n

An expert reasoner

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loiterer n

One who consumes time idly

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loneliness n

Solitude

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longevity n

Unusually prolonged life

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loot v

To plunder

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loquacious adj

Talkative

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lordling n

A little lord

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lough n

A lake or loch

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louse n

A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals

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lovable adj

Amiable

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low-spirited adj

Despondent

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lowly adv

Rudely

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lucid adj

Mentally sound

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lucrative adj

Highly profitable

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ludicrous adj

Laughable

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luminary n

One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light

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luminescent adj

Showing increase of light

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luminescence n

Showing increase

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luminosity n

The quality of giving or radiating light

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luminous adj

Giving or radiating light

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lunacy n

Mental unsoundness

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lunar adj

Pertaining to the moon

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lunatic n

An insane person

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lune n

The moon

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lurid adj

Ghastly and sensational

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luscious adj

Rich, sweet, and delicious

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lustrous adj

Shining

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luxuriance n

Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity

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luxuriant adj

Abundant or superabundant in growth

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luxuriate v

To live sumptuously

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lying n

Untruthfulness

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lyre n

One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class

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lyric adj

Fitted for expression in song

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macadamize v

To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone

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machinery n

The parts of a machine or engine, taken collectively

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machinist n

One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools

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macrocosm n

The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related

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madden v

To inflame with passion

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Madonna n

A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus

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magician n

A sorcerer

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magisterial adj

Having an air of authority

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magistracy n

The office or dignity of a magistrate

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magnanimous adj

Generous in treating or judging others

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magnate n

A person of rank or importance

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magnet n

A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone

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magnetize v

To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily

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magnificence n

The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power

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magnificent adj

Grand or majestic in appearance, quality, or action

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magnitude n

Importance

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maharaja n

A great Hindu prince

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maidenhood n

Virginity

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maintain v

To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition

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maintenance n

That which supports or sustains

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maize n

Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn

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makeup n

The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed

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malady n

Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one

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malaria n

A fever characterized by alternating chills, fever, and sweating

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malcontent n

One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs

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malediction n

The calling down of a curse or curses

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malefactor n

One who injures another

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maleficent adj

Mischievous

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malevolence n

Ill will

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malevolent adj

Wishing evil to others

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malign v

To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely

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malignant adj

Evil in nature or tending to do great harm or mischief

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malleable adj

Pliant

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mallet n

A wooden hammer

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maltreat v

To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or abusively

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man-trap n

A place or structure dangerous to human life

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mandate n

A command

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mandatory adj

Expressive of positive command, as distinguished from merely directory

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mane n

The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion

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man-eater n

An animal that devours human beings

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maneuver v

To make adroit or artful moves: manage affairs by strategy

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mania n

Insanity

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maniac n

a person raving with madness

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manifesto n

A public declaration, making announcement, explanation or defense of intentions, or motives

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manlike adj

Like a man

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manliness n

The qualities characteristic of a true man, as bravery, resolution, etc

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mannerism n

Constant or excessive adherence to one manner, style, or peculiarity, as of action or conduct

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manor n

The landed estate of a lord or nobleman

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mantel n

The facing, sometimes richly ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual shelf above it

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mantle n

A cloak

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manufacturer n

A person engaged in manufacturing as a business

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manumission n

Emancipation

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manumit v

To set free from bondage

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marine adj

Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea

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maritime adj

Situated on or near the sea

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maroon v

To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island

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martial adj

Pertaining to war or military operations

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Martian adj

Pertaining to Mars, either the Roman god of war or the planet

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martyrdom n

Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle

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marvel v

To be astonished and perplexed because of (something)

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masonry n

The art or work of constructing, as buildings, walls, etc, with regularly arranged stones

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masquerade n

A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised

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massacre n

The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings

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massive adj

Of considerable bulk and weight

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masterpiece n

A superior production

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mastery n

The attainment of superior skill

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material n

That of which anything is composed or may be constructed

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materialize v

To take perceptible or substantial form

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maternal adj

Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood

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matinee n

An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime

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matricide n

The killing, especially the murdering, of one's mother

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matrimony n

The union of a man and a woman in marriage

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matrix n

That which contains and gives shape or form to anything

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matter of fact n

Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality

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maudlin adj

Foolishly and tearfully affectionate

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mausoleum n

A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions

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mawkish adj

Sickening or insipid

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maxim n

A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide

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maze n

A labyrinth

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mead n

A meadow

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meager adj

scanty

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mealy-mouthed adj

Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly

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meander v

To wind and turn while proceeding in a course

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mechanics n

The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces

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medallion n

A large medal

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meddlesome adj

Interfering

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medial adj

Of or pertaining to the middle

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mediate v

To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties

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medicine n

A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties

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medieval adj

Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages

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mediocre adj

Ordinary

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meditation n

The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind

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medley n

A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole

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meliorate v

To make better or improve, as in quality or social or physical condition

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mellifluous adj

Sweetly or smoothly flowing

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melodious adj

Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds

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melodrama n

A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents

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memento n

A souvenir

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memorable adj

Noteworthy

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menace n

A threat

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menagerie n

A collection of wild animals, especially when kept for exhibition

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mendacious adj

Untrue

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mendicant n

A beggar

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mentality n

Intellectuality

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mentor n

A wise and faithful teacher, guide, and friend

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mercantile adj

Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial

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mercenary adj

Greedy

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merciful adj

Disposed to pity and forgive

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merciless adj

Cruel

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meretricious adj

Alluring by false or gaudy show

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mesmerize v

To hypnotize

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messieurs n

Gentlemen

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metal n

An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous

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metallurgy n

The art or science of extracting a metal from ores, as by smelting

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metamorphosis n

A passing from one form or shape into another

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metaphor n

A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another, by speaking as if the other

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metaphysical adj

Philosophical

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metaphysician n

One skilled in metaphysics

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metaphysics n

The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science

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mete v

To apportion

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metempsychosis n

Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast

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meticulous adj

Over-cautious

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metonymy n

A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes

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metric adj

Relating to measurement

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metronome n

An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music

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metropolis n

A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state

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metropolitan adj

Pertaining to a chief city

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mettle n

Courage

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mettlesome adj

Having courage or spirit

456

microcosm n

The world or universe on a small scale

457

micrometer n

An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions

458

microphone n

An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds

459

microscope n

An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects

460

microscopic adj

Adapted to or characterized by minute observation

461

microscopy n

The art of examing objects with the microscope

462

midsummer n

The middle of the summer

463

midwife n

A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth

464

mien n

The external appearance or manner of a person

465

migrant adj

Wandering

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migrate v

To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another

467

migratory adj

Wandering

468

mileage n

A distance in miles

469

militant adj

Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency

470

militarism n

A policy of maintaining great standing armies

471

militate v

To have weight or influence (in determining a question)

472

militia n

Those citizens, collectively, who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations

473

Milky Way n

The galaxy

474

millet n

A grass cultivated for forage and cereal

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mimic v

To imitate the speech or actions of

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miniature adj

Much smaller than reality or that the normal size

477

minimize v

To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree

478

minion n

A servile favorite

479

ministration n

Any religious ceremonial

480

ministry n

A service

481

minority n

The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided

482

minute adj

Exceedingly small in extent or quantity

483

minutia n

A small or unimportant particular or detail

484

mirage n

An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert

485

misadventure n

An unlucky accident

486

misanthropic adj

Hating mankind

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misanthropy n

Hatred of mankind

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misapprehend v

To misunderstand

489

misbehave v

To behave ill

490

misbehavior n

Ill or improper behavior

491

mischievous adj

Fond of tricks

492

miscount v

To make a mistake in counting

493

miscreant n

A villain

494

misdeed n

A wrong or improper act

495

misdemeanor n

Evil conduct, small crime

496

miser n

A person given to saving and hoarding unduly

497

mishap n

Misfortune

498

misinterpret v

To misunderstand

499

mislay v

To misplace

500

mismanage v

To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully