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Flashcards in M List Vocabulary Deck (17):
1

crafty schemes, plots, intrigues

machinations

2

greatest single work of an artist

magnum opus

3

act or habit of misusing words ridiculously (confusion of words that are similar in sound)

malapropism

4

to pretend or exaggerate incapacity or illness in order to avoid work or responsibility

malinger

5

readily perceived by eye; understanding, plain, apparent

manifest

6

expert or connoisseur

maven

7

any place where people visit/hope to visit

mecca

8

alluring by show of flashy/vulgar attractions based on pretense, deception/insincerity

meretricious

9

dangerous, foreboding, death-like influence/atmosphere poisonous germs polluting atmosphere

miasma

10

air, bearing, or demeaning

mien

11

surroundings, social/culture nature

milieu

12

trivial detail; precise, small/trifling matters

minutiae

13

depraved villainous, unorthodox, heretical; (n.:) villain

miscreant

14

exact, appropriate word; aptness

mot juste

15

person who sells quack medicines; attracting/influencing audience by tricks (storytelling charlatan)

mountebank

16

foul-smelling tobacco

mundungus

17

very great or indefinite number of things

myriad