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modulate, modulated, modulating, modulates.verbs
transitive verb use.to adjust or adapt to a certain.proportion; regulate or temper (he modulated the temperature of the fridge); to change or vary the pitch, intensity or tone of one's voice or a musical instrument, for example
Electronics:.to vary the frequency, amplitude, phase or other characteristic of electromagnetic waves; to vary electron.velocity in an electron beam
intransitive verb use.Music:.to pass from one key or tonality to another by means of a regular melodic or chord progression; to sing or play with modulation
modulation, modulability.nouns
modulative.or.modulatory.adjective

mendacious.adjective
lying; untruthful (a mendacious politician); false; untrue (a mendacious statement); dishonest
mendaciously.adverb
mendacity.noun,.plural.mendacities
the condition of being mendacious; untruthfulness; a lie; a falsehood

miscreant.noun,.plural.miscreants
an evildoer; a villain
miscreant.adjective

meliorate, meliorated, meliorating, meliorates.verbs
transitive verb use.to make better; improve
intransitive verb use.to grow better
meliorable.adjective
meliorative.adjective and.noun
meliorator.noun
(see also ameliorate)

miserable.adjective
very uncomfortable or unhappy; wretched; causing or accompanied by great discomfort or distress (a miserable educational system); shameful or mean; contemptible (a policy that was miserable); wretchedly inadequate (lived in a miserable shack; fed the prisoners miserable rations); of poor quality; inferior (miserable thinking which circumvented finding a solution)
miserably.adverb
to a painful degree; painfully, sadly
miserable, miserableness.nouns

misery.noun,.plural.miseries
the state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty; mental or emotional unhappiness or distress ("Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."....Martha Washington); a cause or source of suffering

maraud, marauded, marauding, marauds.verbs
intransitive verb use.to rove and raid in search of booty
transitive verb use.to raid or pillage for plunder
marauder.noun,.plural.marauders

maintenance.noun
the act of maintaining or the state of being maintained (the maintenance of family traditions; the work of keeping something in proper condition); upkeep; provision of support or livelihood; means of support or livelihood (an income that barely provided maintenance due to rising costs)

maintain, maintained, maintaining, maintains.transitive verbs
to keep up or carry on; continue (maintain good relations by visiting friends occasionally and not for too long each time); to keep in an existing state; preserve or retain (maintain one's composure); to keep in a condition of good repair or efficiency (maintain two bikes); to provide for; support (maintain a family); to keep in existence; sustain (enough food to maintain life); to defend or hold against criticism or attack (maintained his stand on unfair taxes); to declare to be true; affirm (maintained her innocence)
maintainable.adjective
maintainability.noun,.plural.maintainabilities
maintainer.noun,.plural.maintainers

monitor, monitored, monitoring, monitors.verbs
transitive verb use.to keep close watch over; supervise (monitored his actions in an effort to become a better individual; monitor an examination); you can refer to a person who checks that something is done correctly or that it is fair, as a monitor; if you monitor something, you regularly check its development or progress and sometimes comment on it; if someone monitors radio broadcasts from other countries, they record them or listen carefully to them in order to obtain information; to check the quality or content of an electronic audio or visual signal by means of a receiver (a heart monitor); to keep track of systematically with a view to collecting information (monitor the bear population of a national park; monitored the political views of the people); to test or sample on a regular or ongoing basis (monitored the city's drinking water for impurities); to test air or an object's surface, for example for radiation intensity); to check by means of an electronic receiver for significant content, such as military, political or illegal activity (monitor a suspected criminal's phone conversations)
intransitive verb use.to act as a monitor
monitor.noun,.plural.monitors
one that admonishes, cautions or reminds, especially with respect to matters of conduct; a pupil who assists a teacher in routine duties; a usually electronic device used to record, regulate or control a process or system; a receiver, such as a screen or speaker, that is used to check the quality or content of an electronic transmission (followed the broadcast on the television monitor; has a computer monitor); any of various tropical carnivorous lizards of the family Varanidae, living in the East Indies, southern Asia, Africa, Australia and New Guinea and ranging in length from several centimeters to 10 feet (3 meters)
Computers:.a device that accepts video signals from a computer and displays information on a screen; a program that observes, supervises or controls the activities of other programs
monitorship.noun

microbiology.noun
the branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms
microbiologically.adverb
microbiological.or.microbiologic.adjective
microbiologist.noun,.plural.microbiologists

massage.noun
the rubbing or kneading of parts of the body to aid circulation or relax the muscles
massage, massaged, massaging, massages.transitive verbs
to give a massage to; to treat by means of a massage; to manipulate information (massaged the numbers to favor a product's safety)
massager.noun,.plural.massagers

maim, maimed, maiming, maims.transitive verbs
to disable or disfigure, usually by depriving of the use of a limb or other part of the body; batter; to depreciate from a normal and natural condition; defective; impair
maimer.noun

mangle, mangled, mangling, mangles.transitive verbs
to mutilate or disfigure by battering, hacking, cutting or tearing
mangler.noun,.plural.manglers

maul.also.mall.noun,.plural.mauls.also.malls
a heavy, long-handled hammer used especially to drive stakes, piles or wedges; a heavy hammer having a wedge-shaped head and used for splitting logs
mauled.also.malled, mauling.also.malling, mauls.also.malls.transitive verbs
to split wood with a maul and wedge; to handle roughly (the package was mauled by the careless shipping procedures); batter; to injure by or as if by beating (the critics mauled the novelist's first effort)
mauler.noun,.plural.maulers

mutilate, mutilated, mutilating, mutilates.transitive verbs
to deprive of a limb or an essential part; to cripple; to disfigure by damaging irreparably (the package was mutilated by the time it arrived from across the ocean); batter; a statue
mutilation.noun,.plural.mutilations
mutilator.noun,.plural.mutilators
mutilative.adjective

misdirection.noun,.plural.misdirections
the act or an instance of misdirecting or diverting; to steer in a wrong direction; the state of being misdirected; inaccurate.aim; incorrect instructions or directions; in law, an error made by a judge in charging a jury
misdirect, misdirected, misdirecting, misdirects.transitive verbs
if resources or efforts are misdirected, they are used in the wrong way or for the wrong purposes (many of the aid projects in the developing world have been misdirected); if you misdirect someone, you send them in the wrong direction; to aim a blow or projectile, for example, badly; to give wrong instructions or directions to; to put a wrong address on a piece of mail

microfilament.noun,.plural.microfilaments
any of the minute fibers located throughout the cytoplasm of cells, composed of actin and functioning primarily in maintaining the structural.integrity of a cell
microfilamentous.adjective

melody.noun,.plural.melodies
a pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds; musical quality (the melody of verse); in music, the rhythmically.organized.sequence of single tones so related to one another as to make up a particular.phrase or idea; structure with respect to the arrangement of single notes in succession; a poemsuitable for setting to music or singing
melodic.adjective
in music, of, relating to or containing melody
melodically.adverb
melodize, melodized, melodizing, melodizes.verbs
transitive verb use.in music, too write a melody for (a song lyric); to make melodious
intransitive verb use.to compose a melody
melodizer.or.melodist.noun,.plural.melodizers.or.melodists

melodious.adjective
of, relating to or containing a pleasing.succession of sounds; tuneful; agreeable to hear (a melodious voice; the melodious song of a bird)
melodiously.adverb
melodiousness.noun

melodrama.noun,.plural.melodramas
a drama, such as a play, film or television program, characterized by exaggerated.emotions, stereotypical characters and interpersonal.conflicts; the dramatic genre characterized by this treatment; behavior or occurrences having melodramatic characteristics.
melodramatic.adjective
melodramatic behavior is behavior in which someone treats a situation as much more serious than it really is; if you behave in a melodramatic way, you become more angry or upset than is really necessary (stop being so melodramatic!); having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama; exaggeratedly emotional or sentimental; histrionic; characterized by false pathos and sentiment
melodramatically.adverb
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