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one of the imaginary lines joining the north and south poles at right angles to the equator, designated by degrees of longitude from 0º at Greenwich, England to 180º; latitude is also explained with longitude
prime meridian.noun
the zero meridian (0°), used as a reference line from which longitude east and west is measured. It passes through Greenwich, England

militate, militating, militated, militates.verbs
to bring about an effect or a change

a segmented.myriapod.(having numerous legs); an arthropod; any articulate animal

mitigate, mitigated, mitigating.verbs
to militate to become less harsh or hostile; mollify (aggressiveness may be mitigated); to make less.severe or painful; alleviate; extenuate
mitigative, mitigatory.adjectives
mitigate is sometimes used as an intransitive.(followed by the word 'against') where militate might be expected-

misconstrue, misconstrued, misconstruing, misconstrues.transitive verbs
to mistake the meaning of; misinterpret

modus operandi.noun,.plural.modi operandi
abbreviations-m.o., M.O., a method of operating or functioning; an individual's manner of working

a white fatty material, composed chiefly of lipids and lipoproteins, that encloses certain axons and nerve fibers; also called medulla

greatness of rank or position (the magnitude of the flood was impossible to comprehend); greatness in significance or influence (was impressed by the magnitude of the tall building)
Astronomy: the degree of brightness of a celestial body designated on a numerical scale, on which the brightest star has magnitude 1.4 and the faintest visible star has magnitude 6, with the scale rule such that a decrease of one unit represents an increase in apparent brightness by a factor of 2.512
Geology: a measure of the amount of energy released by an Earthquake, as indicated on the Richter Scale;
important derivatives of the word magnitude are: much, magnate, magnitude, magnum, magnanimous, magnificent, magnify, major, majority, mayor, majesty, maestro, magistrate, master, mister, mistress, maximum, May, mega-, maharajah
Mathematics: a number assigned to a quantity so that it may be compared with other quantities, a property that can be quantitatively described, such as the volume of a sphere or the length of a vector

in a poor, lowly or base manner

a high frequency electromagnetic wave, one millimeter to one meter in wavelength, intermediate between infrared and short wave radio wavelengths

mere, merest.adjectives
small; slight (could detect only the merest whisper); being nothing more than what is specified (a mere child; a mere 50 cents an hour); considered apart from anything else (shocked by the mere idea)
and nothing else or more; only: merely a flesh wound

smaller than quasars, microquasars are extremely bright, giving off a brilliant display of x-ray radiation caused by matter and anti matter working in harmony; like quasars, they appear star like

Microquasars thrust forth electrons at such high velocity that they are natural particle accelerators, yet so much more powerful. The mystery is why they emit these swift far reaching protrusions and why are they generated in the first place. 

Commenting on microquasars in New Scientist Magazine.(newscientist.com/), April 1, 2000, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Donald Smith "We saw the most dramatic rapid X-ray intensity changes ever seen from one star. This behaviour is new. We've never seen anything like it."

an island country in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa comprising the island of Madagascar and several small islands; Antananarivo is the capital and the largest city Population 9,230,000

misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official

mot juste.noun,.plural.mots justes
exactly the right word or expression

the lower jaw of a vertebrate.animal; any of various mouth organs of invertebrates used for seizing and biting food, especially either of a pair of such organs in insects and other arthropods

any of various small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products and in some species transmit disease; the home of microscopy on the web; close ups of copulating mites and want to get up close? (mos.org/sln/SEM/)

a very small contribution or amount of money (a widow's mite); a coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing; a very small object, creature or particle

Mithraism.proper noun
a religious cult of Persian origin, especially popular among the Roman military that flourished in the late Roman Empire, rivaling Christianity until the acceptance of Christianity by the Romans by emperor Constantine in the early 4th century, when Mithraism rapidly declined (they had a better con job so dumped Mithraism for Christmas.{Mass of Christ, which means the dismissal of Christ})

noted for being expressive of gloom (his character always appears downcast); having a sullen and gloomy disposition; melancholy; glum; depressed; low, crestfallen; sad
synonyms.dismal; somber; grim; long faced; solemn; mournful; lugubrious
antonyms.cheerful, joyful, happy, festive

the manner in which you do something is the way that you do it
(she smiled again in a friendly manner; his professional manner spilled over into all relationships; the manner in which young children are spoken to varies depending on who is present); someone's manner is the way in which they behave and talk when they are with other people, for example whether they are polite, kind, confident or not; a way of doing something or the way in which a thing is done or happens; guideline; method; a way of being; bearing or behavior; kind; sort (what manner of person is she?); kinds; sorts (saw all manner of people at the mall)
in a manner.adverb
to a limited.degree; partially; in part; in a certain degree; to a certain degree; to a certain extent; comparatively; in some measure; somewhat
manner of speaking.phrasal verb
the particular way each person presents what he or she wants to  vocally.communicate
in a manner of speaking.idiom
in a way; so to speak

manners.plural noun
etiquette; the socially correct way of conducting oneself so as not to be offensive to others and in order to fit in with the commonly accepted ways of doing things in a specific.society
having or showing good manners; polite
with good manners; politely
having manners of a specific kind (well-mannered children); having or showing a certain manner (a mild-mannered supervisor); of, relating.to.or.exhibiting mannerisms
polite; courteous

a distinctive behavioral trait; an idiosyncrasy; exaggerated or affected.style or habit, as in dress or speech; an affectation

mar, marred, marring, mars.transitive verbs
to inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage on; to impair the soundness, perfection or integrity of; spoil; injure
a disfiguring mark; a blemish

an individual, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth; a.k.a. granny in some countries
midwife, midwifed.or.midwived, midwifing.or.midwiving, midwifes.or.midwives.transitive verbs
to assist in the birth of a baby

mien.noun.(pronounced 'meen')
bearing or manner; an appearance or aspect

one who builds or works with stone or brick; a Freemason
mason, masoned, masoning, masons.transitive verbs
to build of or strengthen with masonry

the trade of a mason; work done by a mason; stonework or brickwork; Masonry, Freemasonry

a succession of sounds or words uttered in a single tone of voice; sameness or dull.repetition in sound, style, manner or color
characterized by or uttered in a monotone (a monotone recitation of names); of or having a single color (a cat with a monotone coat)
he spoke monotonically for an hour, which put most of the listeners to sleep who were there to understand what he was talking about
uniformity or lack of variation in pitch, intonation or inflection; tedious sameness or repetitiousness (the monotony of daily routine)
sounded or spoken in an unvarying tone; tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; boring
the monotonousness of daily work in a factory is how you feel when you do the same old thing throughout the day

used as a courtesy title before the surname or full name of a married woman in a French-speaking area (Madame Cartier or Madame Jacqueline Cartier); is a form of polite address for a woman in a French-speaking area; people sometimes say madam as a polite way of addressing a woman whose name they do not know or a woman, for example, a shop assistant might address a woman customer as madam (try them on, madam)
ma'am.noun, (abbreviation.for madam)
used as a form of polite address for a woman (will that be blue or green, ma'am?)

greater than others in importance or rank (a major artist; a major mountain); great in scope or effect (a major improvement); great in number, size or extent (the major portion of the population is poor)
a level of rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force or Marine Corps that is above captain and below lieutenant colonel; one who holds this rank; one that is superior in rank, importance or ability (an oil-producing country considered as one of the majors); a field of study chosen as an academic specialty (a linguistics major); in music, a major scale, key, interval or mode
major.the major leagues in sports
major, majored, majoring, majors.intransitive verbs 
to pursue academic studies in a major (majoring in the arts)

the greater number or part; a number more than half of the total

Meech Lake Accord
an agreement for amendment of the Trudeau constitution to further please the Province of Quebec, negotiated by Provincial Premiers with Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at his villa in Meech Lake, Quebec and signed on June 3, 1987. It was never ratified. Mulroney increased efforts on this matter, leading to the Charlottetown Accord of 1992.

of or relating to three unequal crystal axes, two of which intersect.obliquely and are perpendicular to the third

Mesopotamia.(larger map)
an ancient region of southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq. Abraham's birthplace was in Ur of the Chaldees which was in Mesopotamia:.Genesis 11:28,31.

People settled in this area around B.C.E. 4000. The area was the home of numerous early civilizations, including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia and Assyria. It declined in importance after Mongol invaders destroyed its extensive irrigation system in 1258 A.D.....Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Akkad was an ancient region of Mesopotamia (map) occupying the northern part of Babylonia and Sumer was the southern division. Mesopotamia reached the height of its power in B.C.E. the third millennium. These people became known in history as Akkadians or Accadians, depending upon how one wished to spell it. 
The name Akkad was taken from the city of Agade there, founded by the conqueror Sargon I in B.C.E. 2475.

The empire.waned in B.C.E. the 22nd century. Under the kings of Akkad, their Semitic language, Akkadian, became a literary language and great art was fostered.

This eastern Semitic language of Assyria and Babylonia, written in a cuneiform.syllabary borrowed from Sumerian language is now extinct.