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macho.adjective
characterized by machismo-(noun) being a strong sense of masculine pride; an exaggerated masculinity; aggressively.virile
macho.noun,.plural.machos
one who exhibits machismo
machoism.noun

masochist.noun,.plural.masochists
children deprived of love and proper attention often do negative things causing anger in others toward them in order to fill their crying need for attention; pleasure in being abused or dominated; a taste for suffering
masochistically.adverb
masochistic.adjective
masochism.noun
the act or an instance of deriving pleasure from being offended,dominated or mistreated; a psychological disorder in which sexual gratification is derived from being physically or emotionally abused; the act or an instance of deriving sexual gratification from being physically or emotionally abused; the tendency to seek such mistreatment; the turning of destructive tendencies upon oneself; self-destructive; after Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895), Austrian novelist

malice.noun
ill will towards another; desire to cause pain, injury or distress to another, calumny; actions backing up one's hate and resentment; malignity
synonyms.hateful, resentful, evil

malicious.adjective
having, showing or caused by malice
maliciously.adverb
maliciousness.noun

maxim.noun,.plural.maxims
a general.truth, fundamental.principle or rule of conduct; a saying of proverbial nature; a succinct.formulation of a fundamental principle; a maxim is a rule for good or sensible behaviour, especially one in the form of a saying (I believe in the maxim 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it')

MEASURES
decameter.noun
a metric.unit of length equal to 10 meters
-million:.the cardinal.number equal to 106. A cardinal number is a number used in counting to indicate quantity but not order, such as say, 3 or 11 or 412; see numbers; see ordinal number
-billion:.in U.S.A., Canada and France and increasingly so in Great Britain, a billion is 1000 millions (1,000,000,000); in Great Britain and Germany it is 1 million millions.
-trillion:.in U.S.A., Canada and France and increasingly so in Great Britain, a trillion is 1000 billions (1,000,000,000,000); in Great Britain and Germany it is 1 million billions.
-quadrillion, also called.septillion.in Canada, U.S.A. and France; in U.S.A., Canada and France and increasingly so in Great Britain, a quadrillion is 1000 trillions (1,000,000,000,000,000 {1 followed by 15 zeros, 1015.or more correctly 1,015}).
    In Great Britain and Germany it is 1024.
WEIGHTS
-avoirdupois weight
-troy weight
-stone:.a unit of weight in Great Britain, 14 pounds (6.4 kilograms)
-ton:.a unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds (0.907 metric ton or 907.18 kilograms)
-tonne:.a metric ton

missionary.noun,.plural-missionaries
a person undertaking a religious mission

mission.noun,.plural.missions
a mission is an important task that people are given to do, that involves.traveling to another country; if you say that you have a mission, you mean that you have a strong commitment and sense of duty to do or achieve.something (he viewed his mission in life as protecting the weak from the evil); a mission is the activities of a group of Christians who have been sent to a place to teach people about Christianity; a body of persons sent to conduct.negotiations or establish.relations with a foreign.country; a body of persons who go to a foreign land with a purpose in mind to alter.circumstances, usually for the better; a place from which such people carry on their purpose (a mission established abroad); the district.a mission worker is responsible for; an aerospace operation.intended to carry out specific.program.objectives (a mission to Mars)
mission, missioned, missioning, missions.transitive verbs
to send on a mission; to organize or establish a mission
mission.adjective
of.or.relating.to a mission; of or relating to a style of architecture or furniture used in the early Spanish missions of California, that of plain, heavy, dark-stained wood furniture
missional.adjective

mollify, mollified, mollifying, mollifies.verbs
to soften
transitive verb senses.to soothe in temper or disposition; appease;to reduce the rigidity of
mollification.noun

mule.noun,.plural.mules
the sterile.hybrid.offspring.of a male donkey and a female horse, characterized by long ears and a short mane; a sterile hybrid; a stubborn person; a spinning machine that makes thread or yarn from fibers; a small, usually electric tractor or locomotive used for hauling over short distances; a slipper that has no counter or strap to fit around the heel

mulish.adjective
unreasonably and inflexibly obstinate, like a stubborn.mule; a thoroughly unreasonable obstinacy (a mulish determination to have her own way); mulish means fixed and unyielding in course or purpose
mulishly.adverb
mulishness.noun

mercy.noun,.plural.mercies
compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender  (ancient king Jehoiakim in captivity was shown mercy; another mercy filled example of God); mercy can be defined as a cutting short of troubles one may have deserved:.Psalms 76:10; a character.quality that is good and kind
mercy.adjective
merciful.adjective
full of mercy and forgiveness; kindness; compassionate (sought merciful treatment for those unfortunately still in poverty); humane
mercifully.adverb
mercifulness.noun
at the mercy of.idiom
wholly in the power of; with no way to protect oneself against

merciless.adjective
having no mercy; cruel; pitiless
mercilessly.adverb
mercilessness.noun

metaphor.noun,.plural.metaphors
a metaphor is an imaginative way of describing something by referring to something else which is the same in a particular way, for example, if you want to say that someone is very shy and frightened of things, you might say that they are a mouse; 'kill two birds with one stone' is another example; 'grass is always greener on the other side of the hill' is another; a metaphor is a way of describing something by referring to it as something different and suggesting that it has similar qualities to that thing (she's flying high as a kite after hearing such good news); a figure of speech in which a word or phrase, literally.denoting one kind of object or idea, is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in 'drowning in money' or 'sea of troubles'); a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally.applicable; (the Holy Bible has many metaphors, examples); a thing regarded as symbolic of something else; if one thing is a metaphor for another, it is intended or regarded as a symbol of it; something that represents a general.idea or quality (the divided family remains a powerful metaphor for a society that continues to tear itself apart; their relationship is a metaphor for the failure of communication in the modern world); figurative (you were 'trying to run before you could walk'; he was so aggressive they got him in line by 'clipping his wings'); a symbol
metaphorically.adverb
metaphoric.or.metaphorical.adjective

myriad.noun
a great number (a myriad of ideas)

mundane.adjective 
characterized by the practical, transitory and ordinary; something that is mundane is very ordinary and not at all interesting or unusual; boring; commonplace.(the mundane concerns of day to day life); humdrum; of, relating.to.or.being characteristic of the world; worldly; earthly; concerned with ordinary daily life rather than spiritual.matters
mundanity.noun,.plural.mundanities
mundanely.adverb
mundaneness.noun

myth.noun,.plural.myths
a creation myth (such as evolution, thought for a while to be valid, is now regarded as a myth); a fictitious story, person or thing; fairy tale; a fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology.(like the flood); a traditional, typically.ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors or heroes that serves as a fundamental.type in the world view of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs or ideals of society (the myth of Eros and Psyche); such stories considered as a group (the realm of myth)

mythical.also.mythic.adjective
of or existing in myth.(was the unicorn mythical?); imaginary; fictitious; of, relating.to.or.having the nature of a myth
mythically.adverb
mythology.noun,.plural.mythologies
a body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors and heroes; the field of scholarship dealing with the systematic collection and study of myths
mythological.also.mythologic
of, relating.to.or.recorded in myths or mythology; imaginary
mythologically.adverb

mystery.noun,.plural.mysteries
something that is not fully understood or that baffles or eludes the understanding; an enigma

mysterious.adjective
of, relating to or being a mystery (mysterious and infinite truths); something that is mysterious creates interest and questions in the mind that one wants answers to; simultaneously arousing wonder and inquisitiveness and eluding explanation or comprehension (a mysterious planet; mysterious conduct)
mysteriously.adverb
mysteriousness.noun

mystical.adjective
having a spiritual meaning or reality that is neither apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; mysterious; relating to or stemming from direct communion with ultimate reality or the Great Infinite One
mystically.adverb
mysticalness.noun

mysticism.noun
consciousness of the transcendent or ultimate.reality or the Creator, God; the experience of such communion as described by mystics; a belief in the existence of realities beyond perceptual or intellectual apprehension that are central to being and directly accessible by subjective experience

mystify, mystified, mystifying, mystifies.transitive verbs
to confuse or puzzle mentally; bewilder; mysterious; to mystify is to perplex by defying or seeming to defy comprehension
mystifyingly.adverb
mystifier.noun

mystic.adjective
inspiring a sense of mystery and wonder; of or relating to religious mysteries or practices; of or relating to mysticism or mystics
mystic.noun,.plural.mystics
one who believes and thus practices mysticism

mystique.noun
an aura of heightened value, interest or meaning surrounding something, arising from attitudes and beliefs that impute special power or mystery to it (the cowboy mystique)

mincing.adjective
affectedly.refined or dainty
mincingly.adverb
mince, minced,mincing, minces.verbs
transitive verb use.to cut or chop into very small pieces; to subdivide (land, for example) into minute parts; to pronounce in an affected way, as with studied elegance and refinement; to moderate or restrain (words) for the sake of politeness and decorum; euphemize (don't mince words: say what you mean)
intransitive verb use.to walk with very short steps or with exaggerated primness; to speak in an affected way
mince.noun
finely chopped food, especially mincemeat
mincer.noun

mortal.adjective
subject to death; of or relating to humankind; human (the mortal limits of life); of, relating to or accompanying death; fatal (a mortal decision killed the project)
mortal.noun,.plural.mortals
a human being
mortally.adverb
mortality.noun,.plural.mortalities
the quality or condition of being mortal; death; the rate of failure or loss (the high rate of animal sickness and mortality on factory farms)

mortify, mortified, mortifying, mortifies.verbs
transitive verb senses.to destroy the strength, vitality or functioning of; to cause to experience shame, humiliation or wounded pride; humiliation; to subdue or deaden, as the body or bodily appetites, such as by abstinence or discomfort or mental redirection; to subject to severe and vexing.embarrassment (she was mortified at the thought of being naked on stage); shame
intransitive verb senses.to practice ascetic discipline or self-denial of the body and its appetites
mortification.noun,.plural.mortifications
a feeling of shame, humiliation or wounded pride; discipline of the body and the appetites by self-denial or self-inflicted privation
Pathology:.in pathology, death or decay of one part of a living body, due to and untreated.injury or disease; gangrene or necrosis

morale.noun
the state of the spirits of a person or group as exhibited by confidence, cheerfulness, discipline and willingness to perform tasks

General Douglas MacArthur.was one of the most important American military leaders of the 20th century. MacArthur commanded American troops in World War II and United Nations forces in the Korean War. In 1951 United States president Harry Truman dismissed MacArthur from his command of UN forces in Korea after MacArthur defied administration war policy..Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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