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Flashcards in M Deck (29):
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maelstrom

a destructive whirlpool which rapidly sucks in objects, or a chaotic set of events

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magnanimous

noble, generous

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malediction

a curse

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malevolent

wanting harm to befall others

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malleable

capable of being shaped or transformed

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mandate

an authoritative command

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manifest

easily understandable, obvious

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manifold

diverse, varied

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maudlin

weakly sentimental

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maverick

an independent, nonconformist person

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mawkish

characterized by sick sentimentality

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maxim

a common saying expressing a principle of conduct

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meager

deficient in size or quality

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medley

a mixture of differing things

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mendacious

having a lying, false character

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mercurial

characterized by rapid change or temperamentality

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meritorious

worthy of esteem or reward

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meticulous

extremely careful with details

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mitigate

to make less violent, alleviate

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modicum

a small amount of something

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modulate

to pass from one state to another, especially in music

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mollify

to soften in temper

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morass

a wet swampy bog; figuratively, something that traps and confuses

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mores

the moral attitudes and fixed customs of a group of people

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morose

gloomy or sullen

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multifarious

having great diversity or variety

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mundane

concerned with the world rather than with heaven, commonplace

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munificence

generosity in giving

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myriad

consisting of a very great number