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Machinations

Crafty schemes, plots, intrigues

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Magnum opus

Greatest single work of an artist

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Malapropism

Act or habit of misusing words ridiculously

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Malinger

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

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Manifest

Readily perceived by eye; understanding, plain, apparent

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Maven

Expert or connoisseur

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Mecca

Any place many people visit/hope to visit

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Meretricious

Alluring by show of flashy attractions based on pretense, deception, insincerity

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Miasma

Dangerous, foreboding, death-like influence/ atmosphere

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Mien

Air, bearing or demeanor

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Milieu

Surroundings, social/cultural nature

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Minutiae

Trivial detail, precise, small, trifling matters

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Miscreant

(N) villain; (Adj) depraved, villainous, unorthodox

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Mot juste

Exact/appropriate word, aptness

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Mountebank

Person who sells quack medicines; attracting/influencing audience by tricks

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Myriad

Very great number of things