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Menial

ADJ. suitable for servants; low

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Mentor

N. teacher

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Mercantile

ADJ. Concerning trade

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Mercenary

ADJ. concerning trade. also N

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Meretricious

ADJ. flashy; tawdry

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Mercurial

ADJ. fickle; changing

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Meringue

N. a pastry decoration made of egg whites

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Mesa

N. high, flat-topped hill

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Metallurgical

ADJ. Pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores

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Metamorphosis

N. change of form

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Metaphysical

ADJ. Pertaining to speculative philosophy

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Mete

V. measure; distribute

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Meticulous

ADJ. excessively careful

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Metropolis

N. large city

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Mettle

N. courage;spirit

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Mews

N. Group of stables built around a courtyard

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Mien

N. demeanor; bearing

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Migrant

ADJ. changing in its habitat; wandering. also N

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Migratory

ADJ. wandering

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Militate

V. work against

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Mincing

ADJ. affectedly dainty

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Mirage

N. unreal reflection; optical illusion

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Misadventure

N. Mischance; ill luck

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Misanthrope

N. one who hates mankind

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Misapprehension

N. Error; misunderstanding

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Miscegenation

N. intermarriage between races

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Miscellany

N. mixture of writings on various subjects

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Mischance

N. ill luck

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Miscreant

N. wretch;villain

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Misdemeanor

N. minor crime

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Misgivings

N. doubts

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Mishap

N. accident

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Misnomer

N. wrong name; incorrect designation

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Misogynist

N. hater of women

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Missile

N. object to be thrown or projected

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Mite

N. a very small object or creature; small coin

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Mitigate

V. appease

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Mobile

ADJ. movable; not fixed

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Mode

N. Prevailing style

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Modicum

N. limited quantity

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Modish

ADJ. fashionable

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Modulation

N. toning down; changing from one key to another

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Moiety

N. half; part

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Mollify

V. soothe

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Molt

V. shed or cast off hair or feathers

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Molten

ADJ. melted

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Momentous

ADJ. very important

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Monetary

ADJ. pertaining to money

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Monotheism

N. belief in one God

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Moodiness

N. fits of depression or gloom

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Moot

ADJ. debatable

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Morbid

ADJ. given to unwholesome thought; gloomy

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Mordant

ADJ. biting; sarcastic; stinging

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Mores

N. customs

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Moribund

ADJ. at the point of death

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Morose

ADJ. ill-humored; sullen

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Mortician

N. undertaker

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Mortify

V. humiliate; punish the flesh

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More

N. small speck

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Motif

N. theme

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Motley

ADJ. varied; mixed

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Mountebank

N. charlatan; boastful pretender

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Muddle

V. confuse; mix up. also N

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Muggy

ADJ. warm and damp

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Mulct

V. defraud a person of something

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Multiform

Adj. having many forms

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Multilingual

ADJ. having many languages

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Multiplicity

N. state of being numerous

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Mundane

ADJ. worldly as opposed to spiritual

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Munificent

ADJ. very generous

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Murkiness

N. darkness; gloom

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Muse

V. ponder. also N

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Musky

ADJ. having the odor of musk

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Musty

ADJ. stale; spoiled by age

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Mutable

ADJ. changing in form; fickle

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Mutilate

V. maim

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Mutinous

ADJ. unruly; rebellious

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Myriad

N. very large number. also ADJ

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Nadir

N. lowest point