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Magnanmity (n)

the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, especially in forgiving

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Malevolent (adj)

having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred

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Malinger (v)

to feign illness so as to avoid work

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Malleable (adj)

capable of being shaped or formed, easily influenced

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Martial (adj)

associated with war and the armed forces

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Martinet (n)

a rigid disciplinarian

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Martinetish (adj)

one who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules

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Maunder (v)

to talk to move aimlessly, mutter

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Maverick (n)

an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

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Melancholy (adj)

tending toward sadness

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Mellifluous (adj)

sweetly flowing, usually used to describe words or sounds

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Mendacity (n)

the condition of being untruthful, dishonesty

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Mendacious (n)

false, untruthful

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Mendac- (Latin)

lying

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Mendicant (n)

beggar, supplicant

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Mercurial (adj)

characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood

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Meretricious (adj)

tawdry, pretentious, attractive but false, showy, having to do with prostitution

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tawdry

showy but cheap and of poor quality

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Meticulous (adj)

characterized by extreme care and precision, attentive to detail

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Mettlesome (adj)

courageous, high-spirited

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Meddlesome (adj)

incline to interfere

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nettlesome (adj)

prickly; causing annoyance or difficulty

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Mettle (n)

a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited or resilient way

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Militate (v)

to have weight or bearing on, to argue (against); *sometimes this word means to argue for, but mostly to argue against*

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Milk (v)

to exploit, to squeeze every last ounce of

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Minatory (adj)

menacing, threatening

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Mince (v)

pronounce or speak affectedly or too carefully euphemize, take tiny steps, tiptoe

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Misanthrope (n)

one who hates humankind

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Misanthropic (adj)

hating humankind

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philanthropic

seeking to promote the welfare of others, especially, by donating money to good causes; generous and benevolent

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Misogynist (n)

one who hates women

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misogynist/misogynistic (adj)

relating to or characteristic of a misogynist

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Mitigate (v)

to make or become less severe or intense, moderate

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unmitigated

absolute or unrelieved

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Mollify (v)

to calm or soothe, reduce in emotional intensify

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Monotony (n)

tedious lack or variety or change

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monotone (n)

one sound

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Morose (adj)

sad, sullen, melancholy

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Multifacted (adj)

having many aspects

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Multifarious (adj)

varied, motley, greatly diversified

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Mundane (adj)

of the world, typical of or concerned with the ordinary