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mal du sicle

world-weariness. evil of the century

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malaggnan

large, intricate traditional cultural events that take place in parts of New Ireland province in Papua New Guinea. The word refers to wooden carvings prepared for ceremonies and to an entire system of traditional culture.Traditionally these were burnt or placed in a cave to rot at the conclusion of the event;

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mangle

severely mutilate, disfigure, or damage by cutting, tearing, or crushing.

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massif

a principal mountain mass; : a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults or flexures and displaced as a unit without internal change

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meningeal

he system of membranes that envelop the central nervous system

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meridian

a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles.

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mica

micas imparts perfect basal cleavage, allowing crystals to be split into very thin sheets that are tough and flexible. Layering in the divalent, or brittle, micas also results in perfect basal cleavage; the greater bond strengths, however, make them more brittle and less flexible. Mica sheets are also transparent to opaque, resilient, reflective, refractive, dielectric, chemically inert, insulating, lightweight, and hydrophilic. Mica also is stable when exposed to electricity, light, moisture, and extreme temperatures.

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microfiche

A card or sheet of microfilm capable of accommodating and preserving a considerable number of pages, as of printedtext, in reduced form.

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middy blouse

A woman's or child's loose blouse with a sailor collar.

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miscegenation

sexual relations or marriage between people of two different races

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mitre

a diagonal join where the hems along two sides meet at a corner of the fabric
vb (tr)

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mizen

the mast aft of a ship's mainmast.

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monofilament

made from a single fiber of plastic. Most fishing lines are now monofilament because monofilament fibers are cheap to produce and are produced in a range of diameters which have different tensile strengths (called "tests" after the process of tensile testing).

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moored

to secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines

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mouflon

either of two wild sheep (Ovis orientalis and O. musimon) of the mountains of Sardinia, Corsica and western Asia that have large curling horns in the males and are sometimes included in a single species

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mucilage

a viscous secretion or bodily fluid

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mulct

extract money from (someone) by fine or taxation

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mutatis mundundis

the things being changed which need to be changed" or more simply "the necessary changes having been made"

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naiad

any of the nymphs in classical mythology living in and giving life to lakes, rivers, springs, and fountains. 2. : an aquatic insect nymph

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necrosis

Necrosis is caused by factors external to the cell or tissue, such as infection, toxins, or trauma that result in the unregulated digestion of cell components. In contrast, apoptosis is a naturally occurring programmed and targeted cause of cellular death. While apoptosis often provides beneficial effects to the organism, necrosis is almost always detrimental and can be fatal

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neoprene

good chemical stability, and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. It is used in a wide variety of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and automotive fan belts

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noetic

a branch of metaphysical philosophy concerned with the study of mind and intellect

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nomological

relating to or denoting certain principles, such as laws of nature, that are neither logically necessary nor theoretically explicable, but are simply taken as true.

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oakum

loose fiber obtained by untwisting old rope, used especially in caulking wooden ships.

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objurgation

a harsh rebuke

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obloquy

strong public criticism or verbal abuse. disgrace, especially that brought about by public abuse

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occident

the countries of the West, especially Europe and the Americas (contrasted with orient).

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oinochoe

a wine pitcher or jug, characterized by a curved handle extending from the lip to the shoulder, and a round or trefoil mouth.

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operand

the objects that are manipulated and operators are the symbols that represent specific actions. For example, in the expression
5 + x
xand 5 are ___ and + is an operator. All expressions have at least one ___.

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outre

Highly unconventional; eccentric or bizarre: