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Mercurial

Inconstant, unpredictable

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Merit

Advantages

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Meritorious

Worthy

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Migrant

Regularly moving from place to place

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Mimicry

Imitation

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Misanthrope

Person who doesn't like other people

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Misconstrue

Give wrong idea about

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Miscreant

Someone who behaves badly

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Miser

One who hoards and doesn't spend

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Misgivings

Feeling of doubt and worry

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Misnomer

Incorrect description

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Mitigate

Lessen

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Modicum

Small amount of something good like truth or honesty

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Mollify

Make someone less angry or upset

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Momentous

Very important because of effects on future effects

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Monopoly

Complete control of something, esp. in business

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Morass

Mess

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Morbid

Moody

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Moribund

Not active successful

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Morose

Unhappy

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Mote

Particle

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Motley

Assorted

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Muddle

Untidy or confused

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Multifaceted

Having many different parts

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Multilateral

Involving at least 3 different groups of people or nations

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Munificence

Generosity

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Munificent

Very generous with money

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Myriad

Very large number of

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Nadir

Worst time

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Naïveté

Trust based on lack of experience

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Nascent

Only recently formed or started

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Negate

Cause something to have no effect and therefore be useless

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Neurotic

Behaving strangely or in an anxious way

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Nicety

Details, esp with regard to good manners

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Noisome

Very unpleasant and offensive

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Noncommittal

Not expressing an opinion or decision

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Nondescript

Very ordinary

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Nonentity

Person without strong character, ideas or influence

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Notoriety

State of being famous for something bad

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Nubile

Age or physical condition suited to marriage

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Obdurate

Person who refuses to change his mind

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Obfuscate

Deliberately make it seem confusing

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Obligated

Thankful

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Obligatory

Compulsory

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Oblivious

Not aware of something

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Obscure

Unclear and difficult to understand

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Obsequious

Too eager to praise or obey someone

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Obstinate

Stubborn

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Obstreperous

Noisy and difficult to control

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Obtrusive

Noticeable in an unpleasant way

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Occlusion

Closing of an office

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Officious

Eager to tell people what to do

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Olfactory

Concerning with the ability to smell

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Ominous

Suggesting something unpleasant is likely to happen

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Omnipotent

Possessing infinite power

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Onerous

Difficult to do or needing a lot of effort

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Opportune

Happening at a time which is likely to give success

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Opulence

Wealth

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Ossified

Hardened and unchangeable

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Ostensible

Apparently true

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Ostentation

Flashiness

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Ostentatious

Too obviously showing your money, possessions

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Ostracize

Avoid someone intentionally or prevent the from taking part in the group

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Outlandish

Very unusual

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Overt

Obvious

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Pacify

Make someone who is angry calm

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Palliative

Tending to relieve

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Paltry

Very small and of little or no value

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Panache

Stylish, original, and very confident way of doing something

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Parable

Short story made to make a moral or religious point

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Paradigm

Model of something

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Paranoia

Fear, mistrust

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Pariah

Person not accepted by a social group

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Parity

Equality of pay or position

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Parochial

Narrow-minded

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Parsimonious

Stingy

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Partisan

Strongly supporting a person, principle, or political part without judging it carefully

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Pathos

Quality in a film, situation, play that makes people feel sad

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Paucity

Smallness of number or amount

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Pecuniary

Consisting of money

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Pedagogical

Concerning methods and theory of teaching

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Pedantic

Giving too much attention to formal rules and small details

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Pejorative

Suggesting something is not good

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Pellucid

Allowing maximum light to pass through

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Penchant

Special liking for something

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Penitent

Expressing remorse for ones wrong doings or sins

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Penurious

Poor

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Perambulate

Walk around for pleasure

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Perceive

To sense

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Peremptory

Not permitting refusal or disobedience

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Perfidious

Purposely disloyal or treacherous

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Peripatetic

Traveling around to different places

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Peripheral

Not essential

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Perpetuate

Cause someone to continue

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Personify

Be a perfect example of

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Perspicacious

Quick in noticing, understanding, or judging things accurately

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Perspicuity

Clearness of expression

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Pertinacious

Determined

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Pertinent

Related

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Perusal

Action of reading

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Petulance

Unreasonable childish bad temper over something unimportant

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Phlegmatic

Staying calm even when upsetting or exciting things happen

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Picayune

Anything small or trivial

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Picturesque

Visually pleasing

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Piety

Worshipful devotion to god or family