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mania.noun
an excessively intense enthusiasm, interest or desire; a craze (a mania for neatness)
Psychiatry: manifestation of manic depressive illness, characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated gaiety and excessive physical activity; violent abnormal behavior; insanity

Mania, abnormal mental state characterized by an elevated or irritable mood, exaggerated self importance, racing thoughts and hyperactivity. People with mania typically feel intoxicated with themselves and with life. They may display an indiscriminate enthusiasm for manipulating people, spending money and pursuing sexual adventure. Manic people may also display impatience or hostility toward other people. If frustrated, they may physically abuse their friends, children or spouse.

Mania has many other characteristics. People with mania often have inflated self esteem and self confidence and assume they have more wit, courage, imagination and artistry than everyone else. Severe mania may include delusions of grandeur, such as the belief that one is chosen by God for a special mission-(such as God's avenger with a purpose to be self important through acts of violence toward others or even murder).--

Mania typically involves a decreased need for sleep, so manic-(resembling mania)-people often wake up early in a highly energized state. Mania makes people extremely talkative. Their loud, rapid fire speech sometimes continues unabated without regard for others. Mania also involves a flight of ideas, racing thoughts that cause speech to go off in many different directions. People in a manic state become easily distracted by irrelevant sights, sounds or ideas, which further disrupts thinking and speech.

People with mania may also devise grandiose plans or engage in reckless self indulgence. For example, they may invest indiscriminately in risky projects, get involved in many different social activities, flirt to the point of indecency and intrude in other people's private lives to the point of being obnoxious. Manic people display many signs of impaired judgment and self destructive behavior. These signs include taking airplane trips all over the country, gambling to excess, buying outrageously expensive gifts, engaging in reckless sexual behavior and abusing alcohol or other drugs.

Most people who experience episodes of mania also experience spells of severe depression. This pattern of mood swings between mania and depression defines a mental illness known as bipolar disorder, also called manic depressive illness. In bipolar disorder, episodes of mania usually begin abruptly and last from several weeks to several months. Mild manic episodes can last a year or more. Depression may follow immediately or begin after a period of relatively normal functioning. Manic episodes may require hospitalization because of impaired social behavior or the presence of psychotic.symptoms

Mania may result from other conditions besides bipolar disorder. Medical conditions, such as a brain tumor or an overactive thyroid gland, can cause manic symptoms. Certain medications, such as steroids and antidepressants, can also cause mania..Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

maniacal.also.maniac.adjective
suggestive of or afflicted with insanity (a maniacal frenzy); characterized by excessive excitement (a maniacal interest in gambling or sex)
maniacally.adverb

malediction.noun,.plural.maledictions
calling a curse upon someone or something; a curse; slander
maledictory.adjective

Middle Ages
period in Europe dating from the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West, around the 5th century, to the 15th century (see 'Rome, History of' in Encarta).Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
medieval.adjective
relating or belonging to the Middle Ages; unenlightened (governments with a medieval attitude toward progress in free energy technologies; corporations with a medieval approach disallowing employees from ownership and control while keeping ownership and control in hands of those not working for the corporation, such as shareholders who do not work at the corporation, but in Brazil that is changing)
medievally.adverb

mud.noun,.plural.muds
wet, sticky, soft earth, as on the banks of a river (muds from different rivers have their own particular.compositions); when used metaphorically, slanderous or defamatory charges or comments (slinging mud at his opponent)
mud, mudded, mudding, muds.transitive verbs
to cover or spatter with or as if with mud
muddy, muddier, muddiest.adjectives
full of or covered with mud; not bright or pure (muddy colored water); not clear; cloudy, as with sediment (muddy coffee); lackluster; dull (a muddy complexion); confused or vague (muddy thinking)
muddy, muddied, muddying, muddies.transitive verbs
to make dirty or muddy; to make dull or cloudy; to make obscure or confused
muddily.adverb
muddiness.noun

muddle, muddled, muddling, muddles.verbs
transitive verb use.to make turbid or muddy; to mix confusedly; jumble; to confuse or befuddle the mind; to confuse; to mismanage or bungle
intransitive verb use.to think, act or proceed in a confused or aimless manner (muddled his way through school)
muddle.noun,.plural.muddles
a disordered condition; a mess or jumble; mental confusion
muddle through.phrasal verb
to push on to a favorable outcome in a disorganized way
muddler.noun,.plural.muddlers
muddle-headed.adjective
mentally confused; inept; blundering
muddle-headedness.noun

meek, meeker, meekest.adjectives
showing patience and humility; gentle; easily imposed on; submissive; compliant (ancient.Moses was listed at the time way back then, as the meekest person on Earth:.Numbers 12:3)
meekly.adverb
meekness.noun
the feeling of patient submissive humbleness; submission; a disposition to be patient and long-suffering; deference, forbearance, gentleness, humbleness, humility, lowliness as compared to hubris, mildness, modesty, patience, peacefulness, resignation, acquiescence, compliance

malevolent.adjective
having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious; having an evil or harmful.influence
malevolently.adverb
malevolence.noun
the quality or state of being malevolent; malicious behavior

malignant.adjective
showing great malevolence; disposed to do evil; highly injurious; pernicious
malignantly.adverb

maleficent.adjective
harmful or evil in intent or effect
malefic.adjective
having or exerting a malignant influence; evil; malicious

makeshift.noun,.plural.makeshifts
a temporary or expedient substitute for something else
makeshift.adjective
suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute (used a rock as a makeshift hammer)

marvelous.adjective
causing wonder or astonishment; supernatural; of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate (has a marvelous collection of rare books)
marvelously.adverb
marvelousness.noun

moratorium.noun,.plural.moratoriums.or.moratoria
a suspension of an ongoing or planned activity (a moratorium on the further development of suburbs)

meter.noun,.plural.meters
the measured arrangement of words in poetry, as by accentual.rhythm, syllabic.quantity or the number of syllables in a line; a particular arrangement of words in poetry; the rhythmic pattern of a stanza
Music:.division into measures or bars; a specific rhythm determined by the number of beats and the time value assigned to each note in a measure
metrical.adjective
of, relating to or composed in poetic.meter (metrical verse; five metrical units in a line)
metrically.adverb

metric.adjective
of or relating to the meter or the metric system (from the French, meter)

metric.noun
a standard of measurement; in mathematics, a geometric.function.defined for a coordinate.system such that the distance between any two points in that system may be determined from their coordinates
metric.adjective
of or relating to distance

metrics.noun
the use or study of metrical structures in verse; prosody

meter.noun,.plural.meters
the international standard unit of length, approximately equivalent to 39.37 inches; it was redefined in 1983 as the distance traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second; a kilometer 
metrical.adjective
of, relating to measurement
metrically.adverb

meter.noun,.plural.meters
any of various devices designed to measure time, distance, speed or intensity or indicate and record or regulate the amount or volume, as of the flow of a gas or an electric current
meter, metered, metering, meters.transitive verbs
to measure with a meter (meter a flow of water); to supply in a measured or regulated amount (metered the gasoline to each vehicle)

mahatma.noun
in India and Tibet, one of a class of persons venerated for great knowledge and love of humanity; used as a title of respect for a person renowned for spirituality and high-mindedness (high consciousness)

monoculture.noun,.plural.monocultures
the cultivation of a single crop on a farm or in a region or country; a single, homogeneous culture without diversity or dissension (communism and its types under names that sound like there's people freedom)
monocultural.adjective

misinform, misinformed, misinforming, misinforms.transitive verbs
to provide with incorrect information; disinformation
misinformant or misinformer, misinformation.nouns

mechanism.noun,.plural.mechanisms
in a machine or piece of equipment, a mechanism is a part, often.consisting of a set of smaller parts, which performs a particular function, such as the locking mechanism; a machine or mechanical.appliance; the arrangement of connected parts in a machine; a system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine (the mechanism of the solar system); an instrument or a process, physical or mental, by which something is done or comes into being (the mind's mechanism for learning); a habitual manner of acting to achieve a purpose (airlines have a mechanism of maintenance to ensure safe travel of their planes through the sky); in biology, the involuntary and consistent response of an organism to a given stimulus; in psychology, a usually unconscious mental and emotional pattern that dominates behavior in a given situation or environment (a defense mechanism); the sequence of steps in a chemical.reaction; in philosophy, the doctrine that all natural phenomena are explicable by material causes and mechanical principles
mechanize, mechanized, mechanizing, mechanizes.transitive verbs
to equip with machinery (most factories are today mechanized for efficiency); to produce by or as if by machines
mechanization.noun,.plural.mechanizations
mechanizer.noun,.plural.mechanizers

mechanical.adjective
of or relating to machines or tools (mechanical skill); operated or produced by a mechanism or machine (a mechanical toy dog); of, relating.to.or.governed by mechanics; performed or performing in an impersonal or machinelike manner; automatic (a droning, mechanical delivery of the speech, which was boring); relating to, produced by or dominated by physical forces (the mechanical aspect of trumpet playing); mechanistic; of or relating to manual labor, its tools and its skills
mechanically.adverb
mechanicalness.noun
mechanical.noun
in printing, a layout consisting of type proofs, artwork or both, exactly positioned and prepared for making an offset or other printing plate

mechanic.noun,.plural.mechanics
a worker skilled in making, using or repairing machines, vehicles and tools
mechanic.adjective
(he's taking a mechanic's course)

machination.noun,.plural.machinations
secret and complicated plans, especially to gain power (the political machinations that brought and maintain power);
the act of plotting; a crafty.scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end; conspiracy
machinate, machinated, machinating, machinates.verbs
transitive verb use.to devise (a plot)
intransitive verb use.to engage in plotting; to design; contrive
machinator.noun,.plural.machinators

master, mastered, mastering, masters.transitive verbs
to make oneself a master of (mastered the language in a year's study); to overcome or defeat (mastered his addiction); to produce a master audio recording for; to be the master of
master.noun
one whose teachings or doctrines are accepted by followers; the man who serves as the head of a household; an expert (a master of three languages); used as a form of address for a man; mister; an original, especially an original audio recording, from which copies can be madeone that has control over another or others; one who holds a master's degree; an artist or a performer of great and exemplary.skill; an old master; a worker qualified to teach apprentices to carry on the craft independently; a male teacher, schoolmaster or tutor; the owner of a slave or an animal; one who has control over or ownership of something (the master of a large tea plantation; the masters of the people of a nations); the captain of a merchant ship, also called master mariner
master.adjective
of, relating to or characteristic of a master; principal or predominant.(a master plot for a set of 3 movies); controlling all other parts of a mechanism (a master switch); being an original from which copies are made; highly skilled or proficient (a master thesis; a master of ceremonies)

master of ceremonies.noun,.plural.masters of ceremonies
a person who acts as host at a formal.event, making the welcoming speech and introducing other speakers; a performer who conducts a program of varied.entertainment by introducing other performers to the audience

master's degree.noun,.plural.master's degrees
an academic.degree.conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed.study beyond the bachelor's degree
masterly.adjective
having or showing the knowledge or skill of a master; masterful  masterly.adverb
with the skill of a master
masterliness.noun
masterful.adjective
given to playing the master; fit to command; revealing mastery or skill; expert (a masterful technique  in moviemaking; she applied her masterful ways in being a stay at home mom)
masterfully.adverb
masterfulness.noun
(the masterfulness of her craftmaking was evident in all she took on to accomplish)
mastery.noun,.plural.masteries
possession of consummate skill (mastery of the seas); full command of a subject of study (her mastery of mathematics impressed the professors)

multiplet.noun,.plural.multiplets
Physics:.a spectral line having more than one component, representing.slight.variations in the energy states characteristic of an atom; any of several classes or groupings of subatomic particles, such as the nucleon, that are similar in most properties but different in electric charge

Abraham Maslow.1908-1970
American psychologist and a founder of humanistic psychology who developed a hierarchical model of human motivation, in which a higher need, ultimately that for self-actualization, is expressed only after lower needs are fulfilled

Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius
wrote Meditations, a classic work of stoicism
He ruled the Roman Empire from 161 to 180. His reign was marked by epidemics and frequent wars along the empire's frontiers. A champion of the poor, Marcus Aurelius reduced the tax burden while founding schools, hospitals and orphanages. A Stoic, Marcus Aurelius believed that a moral life leads to tranquility and that moderation and acceptance improve the quality of one's life. Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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