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machination

scheming activity for an evil purpose

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magnanimous

forgiving; unresentful; noble; generous

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magnate

rich, powerful, very successful business person

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malaise

depression; uneasiness

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malfeasance

an illegal act, especially by a public official

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malignant

causing harm

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malinger

pretending to be sick to avoid doing work

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malleable

easy to shape or bend

9

mandate

a command to do something; voters' will expressed by the results of an election

10

manifest

visible; evident

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manifesto

a public declaration of beliefs, usually political

12

marshal

to arrange in order; to gather together for the purpose of doing something

13

martial

warlike; combat

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matriculate

to enroll, especially at a college

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maudlin

silly and overly sentimental

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maverick

rebel; nonconformist

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maxim

fundamental principle; old saying

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mellifluous

sweetly flowing

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mendacious

lying; dishonest

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mendicant

beggar

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mercenary

hired soldier; someone who will do anything for money

22

mercurial

emotionally unpredictable

23

metamorphosis

a magical change in form; striking or sudden change

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microcosm

the world in miniature

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milieu

environment; surroundings

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mitigate

to moderate the effect of something

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mollify

to soften; to soothe; to pacify

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monolithic

massive, solid, uniform

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moribund

dying

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mortify

to humiliate

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munificent

very generous; lavish

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myopia

nearsightedness; lack of foresight

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myriad

a huge number