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Flashcards in "M-" Vocabulary Deck (30):
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Magnanimity

The quality of being generously noble in mind and heart (n)

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Malevolent

Having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred (adj)

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Malfeasance

The performance of a public official of an act that is harmful or illegal (n)

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Malinger

To feign illness so as to avoid work (v)

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Malleable

Capable of being shaped or formed; easily influenced (adj)

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Martial

Associated with war and the armed forces (adj)

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Martinet

A rigid disciplinarian (n)

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Maunder

To talk or move aimlessly, mutter (v)

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Maverick

An independent individual who does not go along with a group or party (n)

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Melancholy

Tending toward sadness (adj)

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Mellifluous

Sweetly flowing, usually used to describe words or sounds (adj)

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Mendacity

The condition of being untruthful; dishonesty (n)

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Mendicant

A beggar (n)

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Mercurial

Characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood (adj)

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Meretricious

Tawdry, pretentious, attractive but false, showy (adj)

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Meticulous

Characterized by extreme care and precision, attentive to detail (adj)

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Mettlesome

Courageous; high-spirited (adj)

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Militate

To have weight or bearing on, to argue (v)

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Milk

To exploit, to squeeze every last ounce of (v)

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Minatory

Menacing, threatening (adj)

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Mince

Pronounce or speak affectedly or too carefully, take tiny steps, tiptoe (v)

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Misanthrope

One who hates humankind (n)

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Misogynist

One who hates women (n)

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Mitigate

To make or become less severe or intense (v)

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Mollify

To calm or sooth, reduce in emotional intensity (v)

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Monotony

Tedious lack of variety or changes (n)

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Morose

Sad, sullen, melancholy (adj)

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Multifaceted

Having many aspects (adj)

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Multifarious

Varied, motley, greatly diversified (adj)

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Mundane

Of the world, typical of or concerned with the ordinary (adj)