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machination

plot or scheme

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macrobiotics

art of prolonging life by special diet of organic non-meat substances

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macrocosm

system regarded as an entity with subsystems

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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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magnitude

extent, greatness of size

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maladroit

clumsy, tactless

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malady

illness

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malapropism

humorous misuse of a word

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malcontent

discontented person, one who holds a grudge

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malediction

curse

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malefactor

evil-doer; culprit

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malevolent

ill-willed; causing evil or harm to others

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malfunction (v)

to fail to work

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malfunction (n)

breakdown, failure

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malice

animosity, spite, hatred

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malinger

to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

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malnutrition

under-nourishment

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malodorous

foul-smelling

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mandatory

necessary, required

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manifest (adj)

obvious

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manifold

diverse, varied, comprised of many parts

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mannered

artificial or stilted in character

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manual (adj)

hand-operated; physical

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mar

to damage, deface; spoil

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marginal

barely sufficient

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maritime

relating to the sea or sailing

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martial

war-like, pertaining to the military

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martinet

strict disciplinarian, one who rigidly follows rules