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

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
the act or an instance of deriving pleasure from being offended, dominatedor 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

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

having, showing or caused by malice; deliberately.harmful; spiteful (malicious gossip)

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 (sorting out the confusion of measures and weights is as bad as the cabal manipulated English language and grammar)
a metric.unit of length equal to 10 meters
a unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
-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, Canada and France and increasingly so in England and the United Kingdom, a trillion is 1000 billions (1,000,000,000,000)
-quadrillion, also called.septillion.in Canada, U.S.A. and France; in U.S.A., Canada and France and increasingly so in the UK, a quadrillion is 1000 trillions (1,000,000,000,000,000 {1 followed by 15 zeros, 1015 or more correctly 1,015}). In UK and Germany it is 1024
-quintillion: a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 18 zeros, 1018 and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 30 zeros
-sextillion: the U.S., a 1 followed by 21 zeros and in England a 1 followed by 36 zeros
-septillion: a thousand raised to the eighth power; the Vatican language idiots screwing up the language again; sept means seven; septillion is a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 24 zeros and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 42 zeros, just another way to keep nations divided; more confusion from the masters of it:.1Corinthians 14:33.
-octillion and so forth on up, just keep adding 3 more zeroes and make up your own prefix for '...illion'

fluid ounce.noun,.plural.fluid ounces
a measurement of liquid; there are twenty fluid ounces in a British pint and sixteen in an American pint
pint.noun, plural.pints
a unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. used in liquid measure, equal to 1/8 gallon or 16 ounces (0.473 liter); also a unit of volume or capacity used in dry measure, equal to 1/16 peck or !/2 quart (0.551 liter)
a unit of dry volume or capacity in the U.S. equal to 8 quarts or approximately 537.6 cubic inches; a unit of dry volume or capacity in the British Imperial System equal to 8 quarts or approximately 554.8 cubic inches; a container holding or measuring a peck
-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
an individual or individuals on a mission (undertaking a spiritual mission)

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
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

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

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

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

mercy is your feeling for another when he or she is going through some difficult predicament and you are able to do something unexpected to alleviate their heartache (the farmer had mercy on us when we came to his home in the storm:.Matthew 25:40); clemency; the word 'mercy' describes undeserved kindness; favor toward another; 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 deserves:.Psalms 76:10; a character.quality that is good and kind; compare pity; compare compassion
full of mercy and forgiveness; kindness; compassionate (sought merciful treatment for those unfortunately still in poverty); humane
at the mercy of.idiom
wholly in the power of; with no way to protect oneself against

having no mercy; cruel; pitiless
mercilessness.noun.(words ending in 'ess' are usually without pluralization - adding an 'es' making '...esses' is clumsy)

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; land of 'milk and honey' 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

a great number (a myriad of ideas)

characterized by the practical, transitory and ordinary; something that is mundane is ordinary and not at all interesting or unusual; boring; commonplace.(the mundane concerns of day to day life such as milking the cows, feeding the horses and cleaning out the barn and putting down fresh straw for the animals); humdrum; of, relating.to.or.being characteristic of how others live; concerned with the ordinary daily life we all have to deal with, so we can have time for matters of greater importance, such as  spiritual.matters, family and friends time, etc.

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)

of or existing in myth.(was the unicorn mythical?); imaginary; fictitious; of, relating.to.or.having the nature of a myth
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
of, relating.to.or.recorded in myths or mythology; imaginary

something that is not fully understood or that baffles or eludes one's comprehension; an enigma; what is a mystery in the Bible?

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)

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

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

inspiring a sense of mystery and wonder; of or relating to religious mysteries or practices; of or relating to mysticism or mystics
one who believes and thus practices mysticism

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)

affectedly.refined or dainty
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
finely chopped food, especially mincemeat

subject to death; of or relating to humanity; human (the mortal limits of life); of, relating to or accompanying death; fatal (a mortal decision killed the project)
a human being
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
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

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.