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jaundice

【1】n. to affect with the negativity or bitterness of jaundice; bias

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jaunty

【1】adj. sprightly in manner or appearance: lively

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jejune

【1】adj. not interesting; dull【2】adj. having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children

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jest

【1】n. a frivolous mood or manner

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jeopardy

【1】n. risk of loss or injury; peril or danger

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jettison

【1】vt. to cast overboard or off

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jibe

【1】vi. to be in accord: agree

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jingoist

【1】n. extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy

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jitters

【1】n. a sense of panic or extreme nervousness

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jocular

【1】adj. characterized by joking, playful

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jocund

【1】adj. sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality

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jog

【2】vi. to rouse or stimulate

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jolt

【1】vi. to move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow【 2】v. to cause an unpleasant surprise for

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jot

【1】vt . to write briefly or hurriedly

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jovial

【1】adj. markedly good-humored especially as evidenced by jollity and conviviality

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jubilant

【1】adj. exultingly joyful

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judicious

【1】adj. having or exhibiting sound judgment; prudent

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juggernaut

【1】n. an overwhelming, advancing force that crushes everything in its path

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ken

【1】n. the range of vision【2】vt. to know (a person or thing)

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kindle

【1】vt. to build or fuel (a fire); to set fire to; ignite

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kindred

【1】adj. having a similar or related origin, nature, or character

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knack

【1】n. a clever trick or stratagem; a clever way of doing something

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knead

【1】vt. to make or shape by or as if by folding, pressing, and stretching with the hands

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knit

【1】vt. to form by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles【2】vt. to join closely; unite securely

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knotty

【1】adj. marked by or full of knots especially: so full of difficulties and complications as to be likely to defy solution

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kudos

【1】n. fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement【2】n. acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement

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labile

【1】adj. continually undergoing chemical, physical, or biological change; unstable

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laborious

【1】adj. hard-working; industrious【2】adj. marked by or requiring long, hard work

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labyrinthine

【1】adj. of, relating to, resembling, or constituting a labyrinth; extremely complexor tortuous in structure

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lacerate

【1】vt. to cause deep emotional pain to; distress

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lackluster

【1】adj. lacking brightness, luster, or vitality

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lachrymose

【1】adj. tending to cause tears, mournful

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lambaste

【1】vt. to scold sharply; berate

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lampoon

【1】n. a harsh satire usually directed against an individual

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languid

【1】adj. lacking energy or vitality; weak

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languish

【1】vi. to be or become feeble, weak, or enervated

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languor

【1】n. physical or mental inertness【2】n. weakness or weariness of body or mind

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lank

【1】adj. long, straight, and limp; not stiff in structure【2】adj. not stiff in structure

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lapse

【1】n. a slight error typically due to forgetfulness or inattention【2】v. to come to an end

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largesse

【1】n. something given to someone without expectation of a return【2】n. liberality in giving or willingness to give

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lash

【1】n. a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument【2】v. to strike against with force or violence【3】vt. to bind with or as if with a line

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latent

【1】adj. present or potential but not evident or active

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latitude

【1】n. freedom from normal restraints, limitations, or regulations

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laudatory

【1】adj. of, relating to, or expressing praise

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lavish

【1】adj. characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion【2】v. to give readily and in large quantities; to use up carelessly

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leaven

【1】vt. to mingle or permeate with some modifying, alleviating, or vivifying element

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leer

【1】vi. to cast a sidelong glance

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leery

【1】adj. suspicious or distrustful; wary

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lethal

【1】adj. extremely harmful; devastating

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lethargic

【1】adj. of, relating to, or characterized by lethargy, sluggish

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levelheaded

【1】adj. characteristically self-composed and sensible

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levity

【1】n. excessive or unseemly frivolity

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liberal

【2】adj. marked by generosity

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libertine

【1】n. one who acts without moral restraint; a dissolute person

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licentious

【1】adj. lacking legal or moral restraints ; having a strong sexual desireindustry

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liken

【1】vt. to see, mention, or show as similar; compare

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lumber

【2】vi. to walk or move with heavy clumsiness【3】vi. to place a weight or burden on

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luminary

【】n. a person who has achieved eminence in a specific fieldthe gala.

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lurch

【1】v. to move forward while swaying from side to side

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lurk

【1】vi. to lie in wait in a place of concealment especially for an evil purpose

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lush

【1】adj. growing vigorously especially with luxuriant foliage【2】adj. producing abundantly【3】adj. appealing to the senses

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lustrous

【1】adj. having a shiny surface or finish

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luxurious

【1】adj. showing obvious signs of wealth and comfort【2】adj. given to or marked by excessive gratification of one's desires

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macabre

【1】adj. suggesting the horror of death and decay; gruesome

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macerate

【1】vt. to make soft by soaking or steeping in a liquid

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maculate

【1】v. to spot, blemish

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maelstrom

【1】n. a powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius【2】n. a violent or turbulent situation

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maladroit

【1】adj. lacking or showing a lack of nimbleness in using one's hands

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malaise

【1】n. a vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness

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malcontent

【1】n. one who is in active opposition to an established order or government【2】adj. dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs

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malicious

【1】adj. given to, marked by, or arising from malice; deliberately harmful

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malign

【1】adj. having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it【2】vt. to utter injuriously misleading or false reports about: speak evil of

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malinger

【】 vi. to pretend or exaggerate incapacity or illness (as to avoid duty or work)

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malleable

【1】adj. capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer or by the pressure ofrollers【2】adj. capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces or influences

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mangle

【1】vt. to injure with deep disfiguring wounds by cutting, tearing, or crushing【2】vt. to ruin or spoil through ineptitude or ignorance

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mangy

【1】adj. mean; contemptible

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manifest

【1】adj. clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious【2】v. to make evident or certain by showing or displaying

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mannered

【1】adj. having an artificial or stilted character

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manumit

【1】v. to release from slavery or bondage

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manuscript

【1】n. a book, document, or other composition written by hand

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marsh

【1】n. an area of soft, wet, low-lying land

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martinet

【1】n. a strict disciplinarian

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marvel

【1】n. one that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder【2】v. to feel amazement or bewilderment at or about

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masquerade

【1】n. a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive【2】v. to disguise oneself

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mash

【1】v. to cause to become a pulpy mass

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maudlin

【1】adj. effusively or tearfully sentimental

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maven

【1】n. one who is experienced or knowledgeable: expert

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mawkish

【1】adj. excessively and objectionably sentimental

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meager

【1】adj. deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty

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meander

【1】vi. to move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction

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measly

【1】adj. so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention

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meddle

【1】vi. to intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere

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mediocre

【1】adj. moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary

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medley

【1】adj. an unorganized collection or mixture of various things

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meek

【1】adj. showing patience and humility; gentle【2】adj. easily imposed on; submissive

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mellifluous

【1】adj. smooth and sweet

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melodramatic

【1】adj. exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; histrionic

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menace

【1】vt. to make a show of intention to harm; to place in danger

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mendacious

【1】adj. telling or containing lies

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mercenary

【1】n. a professional soldier hired for service in a foreign army【2】adj. motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain

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mercurial

【1】adj. characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood

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merited

【1】adj. being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong

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mesh

【1】v. to catch or hold as if in a net

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mesmeric

【1】adj. of, relating to, or induced by mesmerism【2】adj. attracting and holding interest as if by a spell

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metamorphose

【1】vt. to change into a different physical form especially by supernatural means

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metaphysical

【1】adj. dealing with or expressing a quality or idea【2】adj. of, relating to, or being part of a reality beyond the observable physical universe

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meteoric

【1】adj. similar to a meteor in speed, brilliance, or brevity

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mettle

【1】n. vigor and strength of spirit or temperament【2】n. staying quality: stamina

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miff

【1】vt. to cause to become offended or annoyed

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migratory

【1】adj. having a way of life that involves moving from one region to another typically on a seasonal basis

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milk

【1】vt. to draw or coerce profit or advantage from illicitly or to an extreme degree

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mime

【1】v. to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior

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minatory

【1】adj. being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come

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mince

【1】vt. to cut or chop into very small pieces【2】vi. to walk with very short steps or with exaggerated primness

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mingle

【1】vi. to take part in social activities【2】vt. to mix so that the components become united

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mint

【1】n. an abundant amount, especially of money

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miniscule

【1】adj. very small

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minute

【1】adj. characterized by careful scrutiny and close examination【2】adj. very small or of small importance

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minutia

【1】n. a minute or minor detail

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mirage

【1】n. something illusory and unattainable like a mirage

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mire

【1】n. a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape【2】vt. to hamper or hold back as if by mire

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mirth

【1】n. gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter

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misanthropic

【1】adj. having or showing a deep distrust of human beings and their motives

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mischievous

【1】adj. playful in a naughty or teasing way【2】adj. causing harm or trouble

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misconstrue

【1】vt. to mistake the meaning of

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miscreant

【1】n. one who behaves criminally or viciously

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misdemeanor

【1】n. a crime less serious than a felony

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miserly

【1】adj. marked by grasping meanness and penuriousness

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misgiving

【1】n. a feeling of doubt or suspicion especially concerning a future event

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mishap

【1】n. an unfortunate accident

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misrepresent

【1】vt. to give an incorrect or misleading representation of

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mite

【1】n. a very small object, creature, or particle, a very small sum of money

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modicum

【1】n. a small portion; a limited quantity

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mollycoddle

【1】vt. to treat with an excessive or absurd degree of indulgence and attention

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molt

【1】vi. to shed hair, feathers, shell, horns, or an outer layer periodically

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momentous

【1】adj. of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence

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mongrel

【1】adj. of mixed origin or character

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monochromatic

【1】adj. having or consisting of one color or hue【2】adj. lacking variety, creativity, or excitement

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monologue

【1】n. a dramatic sketch performed by one actor

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montage

【1】n. an unorganized collection or mixture of various things

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morbid

【1】adj. affected with or induced by disease【2】adj. characterized by preoccupation with unwholesome thoughts or feelings

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mordant

【1】adj. biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style

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moribund

【1】adj. approaching death; about to die【2】adj. on the verge of becoming obsolete

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mosaic

【1】n. an unorganized collection or mixture of various things

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mosque

【1】n. a building used for public worship by Muslim

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moth-eaten

【1】adj. having passed its time of use or usefulness

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motile

【1】adj. exhibiting or capable of movement

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motley

【1】adj. (especially of colors) having elements of great variety or incongruity

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mottle

【1】vt. to mark with spots or blotches of different shades or colors

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muddy

【1】adj. not clean【2】adj. lacking in clarity or brightness【3】v. to make (something) unclear to the understanding

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muffle

【1】vt. to wrap or pad in order to deaden the sound

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mulish

【1】adj. unreasonably and inflexibly obstinate

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mumble

【1】v. to utter words in a low confused indistinct manner

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munificent

【1】adj. very liberal in giving

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murky

【1】adj. being without light or without much light【2】adj. lacking clarity or distinctness

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murmur

【1】n. a low, indistinct, continuous sound【2】v. to complain in low mumbling tones; grumble

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mutate

【1】v. to undergo or cause to undergo mutation

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mutter

【1】vi. to murmur complainingly or angrily

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myopic

【1】adj. a lack of foresight or discernment

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myriad

【1】adj. constituting a very large, indefinite number

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nadir

【1】n. the lowest point

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narcissism

【1】n. excessive love or admiration of oneself

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nascent

【1】adj. coming or having recently come into existence

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natty

【1】adj. trimly neat and tidy

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nauseate

【1】v. to feel or cause to feel loathing or disgust

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nautical

【1】adj. of, relating to, or characteristic of ships, shipping, sailors, or navigation on a body ofwater

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naysay

【1】vt. to oppose, deny, or take a pessimistic or negative view of

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nebulous

【1】adj. indistinct, vague

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needy

【1】adj. being in need; impoverished, poor

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nefarious

【1】adj. flagrantly wicked or impious

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negation

【1】n. the opposite or absence of something regarded as actual, positive, or affirmative

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negligent

【1】adj. failing to give proper attention or care

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nettle

【1】vt. to arouse to sharp but transitory annoyance or anger

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nicety

【1】n. careful attention to details; delicate exactness【2】n. a fine point or distinction

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nexus

【1】n. a means of connection【2】n. a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest

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nibble

【1】vt. to eat with small, quick bites or in small morsels

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nip

【1】n. a very small amount【2】vi. to sip (alcoholic liquor) in small amounts

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nitpick

【1】v. to criticize by nit-picking

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noisome

【1】adj. noxious, harmful【2】adj. offensive to the senses and especially to the sense of smell【3】adj. highly obnoxious or objectionable

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nomad

【1】adj./n. a member of a people who have no fixed residence but move from place to place usually seasonally and within a well-defined territorywandering, wayfaring

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nominal

【1】adj. so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention【2】adj. existing or being something in name or form only

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nondescript

【1】adj. lacking distinctive or interesting qualities

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nonentity

【1】n. a person or thing of little consequence or significance【2】n. a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality

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nonplus

【1】vt. use to be at a loss as to what to say, think, or do: perplex

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notch

【1】n. a V-shaped cut. Such a cut used for keeping a record【2】v. to obtain (as a goal) through effort

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noxious

【1】adj. harmful to living things; injurious to health【2】adj. causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment

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nuance

【1】n. a subtle distinction or variation

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nudge

【1】vt. to seek the attention of by a push of the elbow【2】vt. to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action

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nugatory

【1】adj. of little or no consequence; inconsequentialweighty

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nurture

【1】vt. to supply with nourishment【2】vt. to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding

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obeisance

【1】n. a movement of the body made in token of respect or submission

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obfuscate

【1】vt. to make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand

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obligatory

【1】adj. of the nature of an obligation; compulsory【2】adj. used or heard so often as to be dull

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obliging

【1】adj. willing to do favors

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oblique

【1】adj. inclined or twisted to one side

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obliterate

【1】vt. to remove from existence

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oblivious

【1】adj. lacking conscious awareness; not informed about or aware of somethingwitting

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obloquy

【1】n. abusively detractive language or utterance; calumny【2】n. the state of having lost the esteem of others

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obscure

【1】adj. not clearly understood or expressed; having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning【2】adj. not prominent or famous【3】v. to make dark, dim, or indistinct

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obstreperous

【1】adj. stubbornly resistant to control; unruly; given to resisting authority or another's control【2】adj. engaging in or marked by loud and insistent cries especially of protest