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mandate

n. order; charge

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manifold

ajd. numerous; varied

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manumit

v.emancipate; free from bondage

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marsupial

n. one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch

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maunder

v. talk incoherently; utter drivel

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mawkish

adj. sickening; insipid

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melange

n. medley; miscellany

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miasma

n. swamp gas; odor of decaying matter

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microcosm

n. small world

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milieu

n. environment; means of expression

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militant

adj. combative; bellicose

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minaret

n. slender tower attached to a mosque

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minatory

adj. threatening

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moratorium

n. legal delay of payment

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morganatic

adj. describing a marriage between a member of a royal family and a commoner in which it is agreed that any children will not inherit title, etc.

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mugwump

n. defector from a party

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multifarious

adj. varied; greatly diversified

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murrain

n. plague; cattle disease

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myopic

adj. nearsighted

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nascent

adj. incipient; coming to being

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nautical

adj. pertaining to ships or nagivation

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neap

adj. lowest

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neologism

n. new or newly coined word or phrase

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nonplus

v. bring to a halt by confusion

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nubile

adj. marriageable

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abjurgatino

n. severe rebuke; scolding

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oblation

n. the Eucharist; pious donation

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obstetrician

n. physician specializing in delivery of babies

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obstreperous

adj. boisterous; noisy

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Occident

n. the Wet

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odium

n. repugnance; dislike

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offal

n. waste; garbage

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onus

n. burden; responsibility

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omnipresent

adj. universally present; ubiquitous

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opportunist

n. individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances

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opprobrium

n. infamy; vilification

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opus

n. work

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orientation

n. act of finding oneself in society

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orison

n. prayer

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ornithology

n. study of birds

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orotund

adj. having a round, resonant quality; inflated speech

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orthography

n. correct spelling

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overweening

adj. presumptuous; arrogant

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pachyderm

n. thick-skinned animal