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Macabre

having death as a subject, dwelling on the gruesome

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Machination

plot or scheme

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Macrocosm

the whole universe, a large-scale reflection of a part of the great world

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Maelstrom

whirlpool, turmoil, agitated state of mind

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Magnanimous

generous, noble in spirit

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Magnate

powerful or influential person

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Magnify

make greater in size, enlarge

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Maladroit

clumsy, tactless

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Malaise

a sense of mental or moral ill-being

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Malapropism

the accidental, often comical, use of a word which resembles the one intended, but has a different, often contradictory meaning

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Malediction

a curse, a wish of evil upon another

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Malevolent

exhibiting ill will, wishing harm to others

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Malfeasance

wrongdoing or misconduct, especially by a public official

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Malicious

showing malice

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Malign

to speak about in an evil manner

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Malinger

to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

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Malleable

easily influenced or shaped, capable of being altered by outside forces

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Mallet

short-handled manner

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Mandate

a command or instruction

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Manifest

obvious

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Mannered

a feeling of unease or depression artificial or stilted in character

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Mar

to damage, deface, spoil

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Martinet

strict disciplinarian, one who rigidly follows rules

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Masochist

one who enjoys being subjected to pain or humiliation

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Materialism

preoccupation with worldly goods

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Matriarch

woman who rules family or clan

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Matriculate

to enroll as a member of a college or university

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Maudlin

overly sentimental

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Maverick

an independent individual who does not go along with a group

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Mawkish

sickeningly sentimental

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Maxim

fundamental principle

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Meager

minimal, scanty, deficient

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Measured

calculated, deliberate

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Mechanism

a machine or machine part

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Meddler

person interfering in others' affairs

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Mediate

to resolve a dispute between two other parties; reflect on, contemplate

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Medium

psychic

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Megalomania

obsession with great or grandiose performance

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Melee

tumultuous free-for-all

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Mellifluous

having a smooth, rich flow

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Melodious

musical, pleasant to hear

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Mendacious

dishonest

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Mendicant

beggar

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Merciless

without pity

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Mercurial

quick, shrewd, and unpredictable

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Meretricious

gaudy, falsely attractive

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Merriment

high-spirited fun

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Metamorphosis

a physical or structural change,sometimes occurring quickly and by supernatural means

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Metaphor

figure of speech comparing two different things

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Methodical

systematic, orderly

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Meticulous

extremely careful, fastidious, painstaking

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Mettle

courageousness, endurance

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Microcosm

a small scale representation of a larger system

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Miffed

offended, annoyed

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Milestone

important event in something or someone's history

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Milieu

the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops, environment

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Militate

to operate against, work against

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Mimic

copy, imitate

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Mirage

optical illusion, apparition

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Mirth

frivolity, gaiety, laughter

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Missive

a written note or letter

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Mitigate

to make less severe, make milder

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Mock

to deride, ridicule

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Moderate

reasonable, not extreme

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Modest

shy, plain, unassuming, moderate in size

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Modicum

a small portion, limited quantity

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Modulate

to change pitch, intensity, or tone, to regulate

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Mollify

to soothe in temper or disposition

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Molt

to shed hair, skin, or an outer layer periodically

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Momentary

short-lived, lasting only for a short time

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Momentous

very important or significant

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Monastic

extremely plain or secluded, as in a monastery

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Monotony

no variation, tediously the same

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Morality

concern for right and wrong

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Morass

marsh, an area of soggy ground

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Mordant

biting and caustic in manner and style

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Mores

fixed customs or manners, moral attitudes

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Moribund

dying, decaying

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Morose

gloomy, sullen

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Mote

a small particle, speck

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Mottle

to mark with spots

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Muddle

to jumble, to confuse, to bungle

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Multifarious

diverse

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Mundane

ordinary, commonplace

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Munificent

generous

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Mutability

the quality of being capable of change, in form or character, susceptibility of change

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Mutter

to rumble or complain

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Myopic

lacking foresight, having a narrow view or long-range perspective

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Mystify

to confuse or puzzle, to make obscure

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Mythical

fictitious element belonging to ancient stories

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Mythological

imaginary