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n. - volcanic crater without a cone, usually filled by a lake.
n. - pleasure in another's joy; a beatitude. macarize, v. pronounce blessed; praise; congratulate.
v. - to make happy; to praise
adj. - mixing words from different languages, especially Latin with vernacular or Latinized vernacular words; n. verse of this type. marcaronicism, n.
n. - mixed diced vegetables; mixed fruit in syrup of jelly.
v. - soften and separate by soaking; grow or make lean. maceration, n. macerator, n.
adj.,n. - sabre-toothed (animal).
n. - apertures in parapet or floor of gallery for firing upon persons below. machicolate, v. furnish with these
n. - surveyor's instrument for obtaining right angle.
adj. - lean; thin
n. - blurred or double impression in printing.
n. - army tinned stew.
adj. - with large glands.
adj. - having large brain pan.
adj. - long-lived
adj. - large-headed. macrocephalus, n. (pl. -li ) such person.
n. - abnormally large red blood corpuscle. macrocythaemia, macrocytosis, n. presence of these in blood.
adj. - large-toothed. macrodontia, macrodontism, n.
n. - reproduction of object natural size or larger. macrographic, adj. macrography, n. large handwriting; viewing of object with naked eye.
n. - excessive or repititious words or phrases
n. - delusion in which things seem larger than natural size. macromaniacal, adj.
adj. - pertaining to large breasts
n. - instrument for finding size and distance of distant objects.
adj. - having an unusually large phallus.
n. - fear of long waits
n. - disease of eye causing objects to seem very large.
adj. - large-winged; large-finned.
adj.,n. - (person) casting long shadow; inhabitant of polar region.
n. - severe earthquake. macroseismic, adj. macroseismograph, n. instrument recording this.
adj. - having a supersensitive nose
adj. - having an abnormally large body
n. - largeness of ears. macrotous, adj. large-eared.
n. - instrument for making large sections for anatomical study.
adj. - having large ears
adj. - pertaining to, like or belonging to the crustacean division including lobsters, prawns, etc. macruran, n. macrurous, adj. having long tail.
n. - sacrificial murder
n. - (pl. -ae ) colored spot. macular, adj. maculate(d), adj. bearing maculae; spotted; defiled. maculation, n.
adj. - defiled; impure
n. - macula; mackle. maculiferous, adj. bearing macules. maculose, adj. spotted.
n. - loss of eyelashes or eyebrows. madarotic, adj.
v. - to wet
adj. - growing damp.
n. - Islamic college, or school attached to mosque.
n. - stony coral. madreporian, madreporic, madreporiform, adj.
n. - (pl. -ades ) bacchante; wildly excited woman. maenadic, adj. maenadism, n.
n. - art of cookery. magirology, n.
n. - university student in fourth year.
n. - art or place of rearing silkworms.
adj. - pertaining to a method of generating electricity directly by passing an ionized gas through a magnetic field at an extremely high temperature. abbr. MHD.
n. - unit of magnetic moment.
n. - grandly high-flown, lofty speech; pompous language
adj. - using high-flown language; bombastic. magniloqence, n.
n. - (in India) open space used as park, parade ground, etc.
adj. - pertaining to Socratic method. maieutics, n. Socratic method; midwifery.
adj. - Roman Catholic, not containing meat or its juices, thus permissible on days of abstinence; (of a day) on which abstinence is enjoined.
n. - stolen property discovered on thief's person. in or with the mainour, in the act; red-handed.
n. - elaborate, highly-colored, glazed Italian pottery; faience. majolist, n. maker of majolica.
n. - capital or other large letter. majuscular, adj.
|mal de mer|
n. - seasickness. mal du pays, homesickness.
adj. - 'in bad faith'. mala fides, bad faith.
n. - softening of tissue; craving for a certain food. malacodermous, adj. having soft skin. malacology, n. study of molluscs. malacophonous, adj. soft-voiced. malactic, adj. emollient.
n. - the process of making something soft and pliable
adj. - soft-skinned
n. - (pl. -mata ) emollient plaster.
n. - uneasiness; indefinable feeling of illness or discomfort.
adj. - pertaining to cheek(-bone).
v. - soften by kneading or diluting. malaxage, n. such softening of clay. malaxate, v. malaxation, malaxator, n.
n. - curse. maledictive, maledictory, adj.
n. - evil-doing.
adj. - evil; harmful. maleficence, n.
adj. - producing evil; unhealthy, as a climate
v. -i. feign illness, especially to evade duty. malingerer, n.
n. - the theory that the world is mostly bad
n. - curse.
adj. - hammer-shaped.
n. - gardener
n. - depress following a nightmare
n. - a vague feeling of mental discomfort
adj. - pertaining to or like a mallow; belonging to mallow family of plants.
n. - grape from which malmsey is made. malvasian, adj.
n. - misconduct; corruption; misuse of public or other funds.
n. - (pl. -ae ) nipple. mammilliform, mammilloid, adj. like nipple. mammillar, mammillary, adj. mammillate, adj. having mamillae, or similar outgrowths. mammilation, n.
n. - to tear something to shreds
n. - a spoiled child
n. - favoring left hand
n. - college or monastery steward.
n. - command.
n. - 'we command'; Law, Crown writ commanding performance of an action.
n. - any almond-shaped object or ornament, especially (in painting, sculpture) area of light surrounding the risen Christ.
n. - mandrake.
n. - spindle supporting work in lathe, etc.
n. - founder or head of monastic order.
v. - masticate; eat. manducation, n. manducatory, adj.
n. - horsemanship; teaching or school of horsemanship.
n. -pl. pl. spirits of dead; ghosts.
n. - 'he (she) remains'.
n. - mangel-wurzel.
v. - to traffic in slaves
n. - large reddish orange-like fruit of E Indies.
n. - madness resulting from too much gargle
n. - fear of insanity
adj. - having dense woolly growth which can be peeled off.
n. - clavichord.
adj. - hand-shaped.
n. - dwarf; Medicine, anatomical model; mannequin.
n. - narrow embroidered band worn hanging from left arm by celebrant priest; subdivision of Roman legion consisting of 120 to 200 men.
n. - something that is to be manipulated
n. - instrument measuring pressure of gases, or blood-pressure. manometric(al), adj. manometry, n.
n. - sweetness of temper; tameness.
n. - bulletproof screen
adj. - pertaining to or having powers of prophecy or divination; divinely inspired. manticism, n. divination.
n. - light cloak, cape or veil, especially of Spain.
n. - decimal part of logarithm.
adj. - mantic.
n. - fortunetelling; a fortuneteller
n. - sacred word or syllable.
adj. - relating to the spoils of war
adj. - handle-shaped. manubrium n. (pl. - bria) handle-shaped part.
n. - careful guidance; leading by the hand; introduction; guide. manuductory, adj.
n. - formal liberation of a slave
v. - liberate (slave). manumission, n. manumissive, adj.
n. - masturbation
n. - make-up
n. - bitter wild cherry. maraschino, n. liqueur distilled from juice of this.
adj. - of the gradual loss of flesh and strength; of a wasting of the body
n. - intense emaciation due to malnutrition. marasmic, marasmous, adj. marasmoid, adj. like this.
n. - crystallized iron pyrites, used in jewellery. marcasitic, adj.
adj. - withered, decayed, weak
n. - marasmus.
n. - 'closed sea'; territorial waters. mare liberum, 'open sea'; sea outside territorial waters. mare nostrum /, 'our sea'; Roman name for Mediterranean.
n. - (pl. -me ) marsh; landes; miasma. maremmatic, adj.
adj. - pearly
n. - title of nobility, equivalent of marquess. margravial, adj. margraviate, n. jurisdiction of margrave. margravine, n. margrave's wife or woman having power of margrave.
adj. - inhabiting the sea. marigenous, adj. produced by or in sea. marigraph, n. tide gauge.
n. - worshipper of the Virgin Mary. mariolatrous, adj. mariolatry, n.
n. - ruthless domination by a husband
n. - line of two loosely twisted strands.
n. - pointed tool used to separate strands of rope and for other purposes.
adj. - easygoing
v. - to cavort, frolic
v. - transform into marble. marmarosis, n.
adj. - pertaining to or like marble. marmaraceous a. marmorate, adj. veined like marble. marmoric, adj. pertaining to marble.
n. - (emblem of) brand, make; taking possession of object as pledge or reprisal. letters of marque, authorisation by Crown of seizure of foreign goods, etc., as reprisal; privateer's commission.
n. - Jew converted to Christianity, especially merely to evade persecution. marranize, v. marranism, n.
n. - chestnut. marrons glacés, chestnuts preserved or coated with sugar.
n. - (pl. -ia) pouch of skin in which marsupial carries young.
n. - small round coastal-defence fort.
n. - strict enforcer of discipline.
n. - check-rein holding horse's head down; betting system, especially of doubling stakes.
n. - martin (bird); Heraldry, footless, beakless bird, denoting fourth son.
n. - massive sweating of the armpits
n. - diamond-shaped scale or plate; Heraldry, lozenge with lozenge-shaped opening in centre. mascled, adj. covered with mascles.
n. - muscle raising lower jaw.
n. - medical treatment by massage.
n. - fear of punishment
adj. - whip-wielding
n. - inflammation of breast or milk gland.
adj. - nipple- or breast-like; denoting such bony outgrowth behind ear. mastoidectomy, n. operation to remove mastoid bone. mastoiditis, n. inflammation of mastoid cells. mastoidotomy, n. surgical incision into mastoid.
n. - useless of pointless discourse; worthless conversation
n. - an unprofitable science or art
n. - (pl. matresfamilias ) mother or female head of family.
n. - matter. materia ex qua, material out of which (something is made). materia in qua, material in which (something subsists). materia medica, study of medical remedies.
n. - learning; wisdom; mathematics. mathetic, adj.
adj. - pertaining to morning. matinal, adj. matins, n. morning prayer.
n. - long-necked round-bodied chemical flask; closed glass tube.
adj. - showing inherited characteristics of the female parent. matricliny, n.
adj. - pertaining to inheritance in female line. matrilineal, adj. tracing descent in female line. matrilocal, adj. pertaining to marriage in which husband goes to reside with wife and her family. matripotestal, adj. pertaining to mother's power.
adj. - pertaining to maternal control
n. - pick-like digging tool.
n. - a congenitally insane person
v. - become mature or ripe; cause to suppurate. maturation, n. maturative, adj.
adj. - becoming mature. maturescence, n.
adj. - pertaining to or occurring in morning.
n. - antemerdian sexual desire
n. - getting up on the wrong side of the bed
n. - painter's stick for steadying the hand.
n. - idolatry
n. - measure of weight in Asia, equivalent of from 25 to 82 lbs.
n. - incoherent talk
n. - originally, ceremony of washing of feet of poor by sovereign; modern, alms-giving by sovereign in its stead. Maundy money, such alms. Maundy Thursday, Thursday before Easter, on which the ceremony was performed and the money is distributed.
adj. - (fem. -vaise ) bad; wicked. mauvaise foi, 'bad faith'. mauvais quart d'heure, brief bad or embarrassing experience. mauvais sujet, 'bad or wicked subject' or person.
n. - song- or misselthrush.
n. - uncompromising adherence to maximum demands, as in trade dispute, etc. maximalist, n. radical; extremist.
adj.,n. - (of) reddish-blue hue.
n. - fortunetelling by a nursing baby
adj. - pertaining to mammary mania
adj. - easily penetrable.
n. - an effeminate or cowardly man
n. - passage of the body. meatal, adj.
n. - worshipper of machines. mechanomorphic, adj. having form of machine. mechanotherapy, n. medical treatment by mechanical means.
n. - the doctrine that the universe is fully explicable in mechanistic terms
n. - very expensive kind of lace
n. - length-measuring instrument. mecometry, n.
n. - mucoid substance in new-born baby's intestines, excreted as first faeces.
n. - the study of opium and its effects
n. - opium addiction
adj. - pertaining to spiritualist medium, or prophet. medianimic, adj. medianimity, medianity, n.
n. - (pl. -na) chest cavity containing heart. mediastinal, adj. mediastinitis, n. inflammation of tissue enclosing organs in mediastinum.
n. - a medical quack
adj. - having large head. megacephaly, n.
adj. - having a large head
adj.,n. - (pertaining to a) fruit bat. megachiropterous, adj.
adj. - having large teeth.
n. - macrocyte.
n. - a tendency to exaggerate
n. - fear of large things
adj. - high-sounding; having loud voice. megalophonic, adj.
n. - state of having large eyes. megalopic, adj. large-eyed; pertaining to megalops.
n. - larval stage of crab.
n. - instrument for finding longitude from stellar observations.
adj. - having large feet. megapode n. such bird of Australasia, as jungle fowl, brush turkey, etc.
adj. - having large face.
adj.,n. - (pertaining to a) humpback whale.
n. - magnifying magic lantern. megascopic, adj. magnified; macroscopic.
n. - macroseism.
n. - fossil sloth-like animal. megathere, n. megatherian, megatherine, megatherioid, adj.
n. - plant thriving only in tropical heat and moisture. megathermic, adj.
n. - migraine; whim. megrims, n.pl. low spirits.
n. - racing dromedary. meharist, n. soldier riding one.
n. - rhetorical understatement, or representing something as less or more minor than it actually is as a form of ironic emphasis
n. - kind of range-finder.
n. - black vomit or bowel discharge. melaenic, adj.
n. - pain in limbs.
n. - Christmas rose.
n. - dark patch of skin.
n. - instrument for finding melting points.
adj. - pertaining to or like a turkey; belonging to turkey genus of birds.
adj. - pertaining to song; lyric; n. such poetry, especially of ancient Greece.
n. - n. tumour or exudation of honey-like matter. meliceric, melicerous, adj.
adj. - honey-colored.
n. - explosive resembling lyddite.
n. - belief that world and humankind tend to grow better. meliorist, n. melioristic, adj. meliority, n. improved state.
adj. - feeding on honey.
n. - (pl. -mata ) melody; song; melodic ornamentation. melismatic, adj. in florid style, especially of singing one syllable on a number of notes. melismatics, n. such florid singing.
n. - fear of bees
n. - n. presence of excess of sugar in blood.
n. - study of bees. melittologist, n.
n. - sugar diabetes. melituric, adj.
adj. - pertaining to or like honey. melleous, adj. like or containing honey.
adj. - a. sweet-sounding; flowing with honey. melliferous, adj. honey-producing. mellisonant, adj. sweet-sounding. mellivorous, adj. eating honey.
n. - euphonious speech; sweet talk
n. - recitation with musical accompaniment. melomania, n. mania for music.
n. - a music lover
n. - egg-plant.
adj. - pertaining to music. melopoeia, n. composition of music.
n. - 'remember you must die'; n. reminder of death, or of shortness of life.
adj. - from memory; by heart.
n. - the menstruating part of a woman's life
adj. - speckled.
n. - first appearance of menses.
n. - polite, considerate
n. - lying as a fine art; adroit prevarication
adj. - telling lies, especially habitually. mendacity, n.
adj. - pertaining to Gregor Mendel, and his theory of inheritance; n. believer in his theory. Mendelism, n.
n. - beggar; a. begging. mendicity, mendicancy, n .
n. - upright monolith.
n. - calendar of months; calendar of saints' days.
n. - excessive bleeding during menstruation. menorrhoea, n. normal menstrual bleeding. menoschesis, n. temporary suppression of menstruation. menostaxis, n. abnormally long period.
n. - criminal intent, knowledge that an act is wrong.
adj. - pertaining to or for table; monthly.
n. - (pl. -ua) solvent.
adj. - pertaining to month; monthly.
n. - cerebration. mentiferous, adj. telepathic.
n. - brainwashing
n. - change of mind
adj. - well hung
n. - synthetic anti-malarial drug formerly called atebrin.
phr. - bad-smelling; noxious
n. - foul exhalation from earth; stink. mephitic, adj. mephitic air, air devoid of oxygen. mephitism, n. poisoning by mephitis.
adj. - unadulterated, full-strength, pure
adj. - demi-dirty, slightly filthy
n. - neuralgia of thigh.
n. - chemical which smells like garlic
adj. - eating dung
n. - Biology, growth by cell division. merismatic, adj. dividing into segments by internal partitions. meristem, n. embryonic plant tissue capable of growth by division. meristic, adj. divided into segments; pertaining to number or variation of body parts.
n. - a pairing of contrasted terms to express a totality,and thus form a synecdoche, e.g. "now and then"
n. - narrow wall between embrasures in battlements.
n. - segmentation. merogenetic, adj. merogony, n. growth of embryo from part of egg. meromorphic, adj. fractional. meropia, n. partial blindness.
n. - mistaken marriage; marriage into lower social class.
n. - midbrain. mesencephalic, adj.
n. - membrane enclosing intestines. mesenterial, mesenteric, adj. mesenteritis, n. inflammation of mesentery
adj. - middle. mesiad, adv. towards the middle.
adj. - adapted to conditions with a balanced supply of moisture.
n. - placing of heart in middle of thorax.
adj. - having medium-sized head. mesocephalus, n. (pl. -li ) such person.
adj. - having color of skin midway between light and dark races.
n. - part of ode between strophe and antistrophe.
n. - with teeth of medium size.
n. - state of having jaws of medium size. mesognathic, mesognathous, adj.
n. - ecology.
adj. - with face of medium width.
n. - plant thriving only in moderate temperature.
n. - a house and the land around it
n. - transition; transfer. metabatic, adj.
n. - reliance by an organism on another to produce favourable environment; change due to external agency. metabiotic, adj.
n. - hand between wrist and base of fingers. metacarpal, a.; n. bone of the metacarpus.
n. - speculative or theoretical, or subatomic, chemistry.
n. - change of color.
n. - anachronism dating thing later than its correct date.
n. - ability to change color voluntarily.
n. - official measurement; fee paid for something.
n. - divination.
adj. - beyond understanding.
n. - transliteration.
v. - the mystify
n. - rhetorical device of changing figurative sense by metonymy. metaleptic(al), a.; Medicine, applied to muscle associated with others in action.
n. - study of origin of ores. metallogenic, metallogenetic, adj.
adj. - pertaining to serial segmentation of body; isomeric. metamerism, metamery, n. metamerous, adj.
n. - penitence; spiritual conversion.
n. - umlaut. metaphonic(al), adj. metaphonize, v.
n. - literal translation; v.t. translate literally; paraphrase. metaphrast, n. person putting verse into different metre, or prose into verse. metaphrastic, adj.
n. - change of one kind of tissue into another.
n. - lifeless matter in cell; Grammar, alteration in spelling of word. metaplastic, adj. pertaining to metaplasm or metaplasia.
n. - theoretical political study. metapolitical, adj. metapolitician, n.
n. - Geology, chemical metamorphism. metasomasis, metasomatism, n. metasomatic, adj.
phr. - casual mention of a subject as if it were unimportant; responding to a person's criticism or insult with a riposte that uses or plays on his or her words
adj. - having strong hindquarters.
n. - mutual exchange. metastrophic, adj.
n. - foot between ankle and base of toes; instep. metatarsal, a.; n. bone of metatarsus.
n. - (pl. -ses ) transposition of letters or sounds in a word. metathesize, v. metathetic(al), adj.
n. -pl. pl. (sing. -zoon ) all animals except protozoa. metazoal, metazoic, adj. metazoan, n. & a.
adj. - transcending but associated with empirical knowledge. metempiricism, n. metempirics, n. study of metempiric ideas.
n. - (pl. -ses ) passage of soul into another body at death. metempsychose, v. transfer a soul.
n. - omission of day from calendar to correct date of new moon.
n. - passage into another body of soul after or before death.
n. - coal tar derivative used in developing pictures
n. - figurative use of a word for another closely associated with it, especially of attribute for its subject (as the crown for the sovereign or monarchy). metonymical, mentonymous, adj.
adj. - pertaining to forehead. metopomancy, n. divination by face or forehead.
n. - judging character by studying the face
n. - inflammation of womb.
n. - study of weights and measures. metrological, adj. metrologist, metrologue, n.
n. - a mania for writing verse
adj.,n. - (name) derived from mother's or ancestress's name; pertaining to descent in the female line. metronymy, n. metronymic usage.
n. - gap through which wild animal's track passes.
n. - (carving in) relief between alto-relievo and bas-relief.
n. - Sunday in mid-Lent, a festival day.
n. - dwarf male plant. micrandrous, adj.
adj. - a. small-headed microcephalism, microcephaly, n. microcephalus, n. (pl. -li ) such person.
adj. - small-headed
adj. - with small teeth. microdontism, n. microdontous, adj.
n. - someone bothered by trifles
n. - excessive devotion to minute details; art of using the microscope.
n. - form of insanity in which patient constantly depreciates himself, or imagines that he has become very small. micromaniac, n.
adj. - feeding on small objects. microphagy, n.
adj. - having minute leaves.
adj. - n. having extremely small feet.
n. - optical defect causing objects to appear smaller than their real size.
adj. - having small wings or fins. micropterygious, adj. having small fins.
n. - microscopic orifice in plant ovule or female cell. micropylar, adj.
n. - small earth tremor. microseismic(al), adj. microseismology, n. study of these. microseismometer, n. instrument measuring these.
adj. - having small body.
adj. - a. having small mouth. microstome, n. small opening.
n. - plant thriving only in very low temperature. microthermic, adj.
n. - abnormal smallness of ear.
n. - art of dissecting, etc., under microscope. micrurgic(al), adj. micrurgist, n.
n. - urination, especially abnormally frequent. micturate, v.i.
n. - a dunghill
adj. - dainty, delicate; mincing
phr. - 'braggart soldier'.
n. - prickly heat. miliary, adj. (characterized by a rash) like millet seeds.
v. -i. be influential, have an effect.
adj. - (pertaining to) thousandth part.
n. - a thousand years.
adj. - pertaining to miles, especially ancient Roman.
n. - kind of branching coral. milliporite, n. fossil millipore.
n. - imitation, especially in literature and art or by animal of its surroundings, etc. mimetic, adj. mimetism, n. mimicry.
n. - representation in writing of language of signs.
adj. - portending punishment; threatening; menacing
n. - coquetry
adj. - having color of red lead. miniate, v. paint with red lead; decorate with red letters or rubrics; illuminate (manuscripts). miniator, n.
v. - color with red paint
v. - minimize; diminish the size or importance of.
adj.,n. - delicate, dainty or affected (person).
adj. - having smallest possible degree of faith. minimifidianism, n.
n. - a tiny creature
n. - vermilion; red lead.
n. - unspotted ermine fur; any white fur.
n. - troubadour-like poet of medieval Germany.
n. - number from which another has to be subtracted.
n. - excessive contraction of the pupil of the eye. miotic a. & n. (substance) causing this.
adj. - Geology, pertaining to present temperature conditions.
phr. - wonderful to relate
n. - watch-tower, or other architectural feature with fine view.
n. - sautéed vegetables used as base for braising meat, etc.
adj. - wonder-working; miraculous.
n. - dislike of men
n. - hatred of undressing in front of someone
n. - a person who hates authority
n. - person guilty of misdemeanour.
|mise en scène|
n. - staging, scenery, etc., of play; setting; locality; surroundings.
phr. - miserable to relate
n. - aversion to sex
n. - hatred of anything new or strange, such asnew ideas
n. - a hater of tobacco smoke
adj. - hating tobacco smoke. misocapnist, n.
n. - one who hates to practice the piano
adj. - hating the French.
n. - hatred of marriage. misogamic, adj. misogamist, n.
n. - hatred of logical discussion or reason
n. - hatred of change or novelty. misoneist, n.
n. - hatred of children, esp. one's own
adj. - hating war.
n. - a hater of beauty; a recluse
n. - hatred of wisdom
n. - hatred of gods or God. misotheist, n.
n. - a hatred of the unknown
n. - hatred of strangers
n. - error of omission or commision; misdemeanour; contempt, scorn. misprise, v. & n. scorn.
n. - poker game where the joker is used
n. - strong cold north wind of S France.
n. - immunity from poison obtained by consuming series of small doses. mithridatic, adj. mithridatize, v.
n. - grape and other small shot. mitrailleur, n. machine-gunner. mitrailleuse, n. machine-gun.
adj. - mitre- or bonnet-shaped. mitriform, adj. mitre-shaped.
n. - 'we send'; n. writ for committing to prison or removing records to other court; congé.
n. - Psychology, persisting effect of memory of past events. mnemic, adj. mnemist, n.
adj. - pertaining to memory. mnestic, adj. pertaining to memory or mneme.
n. - ancient woollen fabric; inferior material; tawdry.
n. - dark purple color
n. - ribbed silk necktie material.
n. - writers' cramp
n. - n., writing only with difficulty. mogilalia,, n. speaking only with difficulty.
n. - boundary between the crust and upper mantle of the Earth: abbreviation of Mohorovic discontinuity. mohole, n. borehole into the Earth's crust as far as the moho.
n. - strenuous effort or labour.
adj. - massive; momentous
adj. - pertaining to mills or grinding.
adj. - softening. mollify, v. soften; appease. mollipilose, adj. downy. mollities, n. Medicine, softness. mollitious, adj. softening; voluptuous.
n. - a system or method that requires frightful sacrifice
n. - verse foot of three long syllables.
n. - fear of dirt or contamination
n. - god of ridicule; carping critic; satirist. disciple, son, etc., of Momus, person continually poking fun.
adj. - monastic. monachate, n. period of monkhood. monachize, v.i. & t. become or cause to become a monk or monkish. monachism, n.
n. - unit; atom; microcosmic element underlying reality; God. monadic, adj. monadism, n. philosophic theory that universe is composed of such elements.
n. - marriage to only one man at a time. monandric, monandrous, adj.
adj. - single-flowered.
adj. - of or affecting only one joint.
adj. - having one atom, or only one atom in molecule; univalent. monatomicity, monatomism, n.
adj. - comprising one word, or single-worded sentences.
adj. - having narrow intervals or joints resembling a string of beads.
n. - philosophical belief that matter, mind, etc., consist of one substance only, which is the only reality. monist, n. monistic, adj.
n. - caution; warning, especially legal. monitory, a.; n. letter containing a monition.
n. - n. normality of vision with one eye, but confusion when both are used; color-blindness for all but one color.
adj. - fruiting only once.
n. - unicorn; swordfish. monocerous, adj. having one horn only.
n. - musical instrument with one string; similar apparatus determining musical intervals; clavichord.
adj. - relating to one period of time.
n. - Geology, single upward band or fold. monoclinal, adj.
adj.,n. - (denoting) aircraft structure in which the outer skin carries all or most of the torsional and bending stresses; (denoting) car structure in which the body is integral with and shares the stresses with the chassis.
n. - plant having a single cotyledon. monocotyledonous, adj.
n. - autocracy. monocrat, n. monocratic, adj.
adj. - having, pertaining to, or for one eye only. monoculist, monoculus, n. one-eyed person. monoculous, adj.
adj. - one-toothed.
n. - play acted by one person only; dramatic account of thoughts of one person. monodramatic, adj.
adj. - uniform in value. monodromy, n.
n. - song on one note or by one voice; dirge; melody.
adj. - having only one power or ability. monodynamism, n. belief in one force causing all activity.
adj. - having male and female organs in same organism, especially having male and female flowers on same plant. monoecism, n.
n. - singleness of origin; theory that all human beings derive from one man and woman, or that all life derives from a single cell; asexual reproduction; development without change of form. monogeneous,, monogenetic, monogenic, monogenous, adj. monogenism,, monogeny n.
adj.,n. - (person) knowing one language only; a. written in one language only.
adj. - single-brooded.
n. - non-sexual reproduction.
n. - obsession with a single idea. monoideic, adj. monoideist, n.
n. - worship of one god only out of many believed to exist. monolater, monolatrist, n. monolatrous, adj.
adj. - monoglot. monolinguist, n.
adj. - comprising one letter only.
n. - soliloquy; monopoly of the conversation. monologian, monologist, n. monologic(al), adj. monologize, v.i.
n. - duel. monomachist, n.
n. - insanity on one subject only; obsession to insane degree with one subject. monomaniac, n. monomaniacal, adj.
n. - use of one metal as currency standard; theory advocating this. monometallist, n.
adj.,n. - (name or expression) comprising one term only.
adj. - having same form throughout life. monomorphism, n. monomorphous, adj.
adj. - having same substance.
adj. - eating one kind of food only. monophagia, monophagism, monophagy, n.
n. - dread of solitude.
adj. - representing same sound, as f and ph; giving tones singly.
n. - congenital absence of one eye. monopthalmic, adj.
n. - single vowel sound. monophthongal, adj. monophthongize, v. pronounce as monophthong.
adj. - derived from one common parental stock. monophyleticism, n.
adj. - of one substance. monoplastic, adj. of one form.
n. - paralysis of one part of body only, especially one limb. monoplegic, adj.
n. - (creature) with one foot, especially such fabulous Ethiopian race. monopodial, monopodic, monopodous, adj. monopodium, n. (pl. -dia) Botany, main axis of growth. monopody, n. verse measure of one foot.
n. - dramatic entertainment with interpretation of many rôles by one person. monopolylogist, n.
n. - market situtation where there is only one buyer for a product.
n. - belief in one universal soul.
n. - (pl. - tera) building with single ring of columns supporting a roof. monopteral, adj.
adj. - one-eyed.
n. - noun (or adjective) occurring in a single oblique case. monoptotic, adj.
adj. - applied to single-stoned or single-kernelled fruit.
adj. - having one testicle
adj. - using same metrical foot throughout.
n. - fact of having only one meaning. monosemous, adj.
adj. - a. single-seeded. monospermy, n. fertilization of egg by one sperm cell only.
adj. - polyandrous.
adj. - affecting one ear only.
adj. - laying one egg, or bringing forth one young, only.
n. - primitive Australian egg-laying mammal, e.g. duck- billed platypus. monotrematous, adj.
adj. - monophagous.
adj. - developed from one zygote only.
n. - Ecclesiastical, vessel for exposing eucharist.
n. - small hill
n. - coin which is very small
n. - thick-piled upholstery fabric or carpet.
n. - (pl. -ae ) unit of metre in prosody, equivalent of one short syllable; Law, postponement; default.
n. - pl. measles. morbillary, morbilliform, adj. like measles. morbillous, adj.
n. - disease. morbus Gallicus, 'French disease'; syphilis.
v. - divide into small portions. morcellation, n.
adj. - tending to bite; caustic, sarcastic. mordacity, n.
adj. - biting; caustic; cutting; sarcastic
n. - musical device of alternating quickly a tone with another a half-tone lower.
n. - kind of edible fungus; black night-shade. morello, n. dark-colored cultivated cherry.
adj. - pertaining to or denoting marriage of person of royal blood to person of inferior rank, by which the latter does not receive the royal spouse's rank nor do the children inherit his or her titles or property. morganatical, adj.
v. - do away with secretly; burke.
adj. - mulberry-shaped.
adj. - obedient; obsequious
n. - deliberate nonsense of foolishness for effect
n. - n. development of morphological characteristics. morphogenetic, morphogenic, adj.
n. - morphological description or study. morphographer, n. artist portraying forms. morphographic(al), adj. morphographist, n.
n. - measurement of form. morphometric(al), adj.
n. - morphological biological laws. morphonomic, adj.
n. - manner of development. morphotic, adj. pertaining to morphosis or formation.
n. - rounded hill or headland.
adj. - pertaining to cutting edge.
n. - walrus.
n. - Law, state of being held inalienably by a corporation; v.t. alienate into corporation's possession.
n. - sculpture of the dead Christ.
adj. - musk-like in odour. moschiferous, adj. producing musk. moschine, adj. pertaining to musk deer.
phr. - the perfect, fitting word or phrase; precisely aptexpression
phr. - the correct or necessary word
adj. - constantly active
adj. - continually moving.
n. - kind of unaccompanied part-song or anthem.
n. - a quivering moment
n. - division of nervous system concerned with movement.
n. - function of movement, especially muscular.
n. - projecting latticed window in Muslim architecture; such balcony of castle.
n. - police spy.
n. - pout; grimace.
n. - horned wild sheep of Mediterranean islands.
n. - set of four, especially set of four court cards in one hand.
n. - French dress fabric; hollandaise sauce with whipped cream or egg whites added. mousseline de laine, light woollen fabric. mousseline de soie, gauzy silk or rayon fabric.
adj. - applied to rocks with rounded outlines like backs of flock of sheep.
n. - in the practice of acupuncture, compacted shredded leaves or down from mugwort burned just above the skin or to heat needles used in treatment, as a tonic or analgesic.
n. - mould or mildew fungus. mucedinaceous, mucedineous, mucedinous, adj. mildew-like.
n. - girl; female servant. muchacho, n. boy; manservant.
adj. - slimy; mouldy, musty.
adj. - a. secreting or stimulating secretion of mucus. mucific, mucigenous, adj.
n. - insect feeding on plant juices. mucivorous, adj.
n. - male elephant lacking, or having only rudimentary, tusks; spurless cock.
n. - cyst containing mucus; swelling due to accumulation of mucus.
adj. - terminating in sharp point. mucroniferous, adj. mucroniform, adj. like a sharp point. mucronulate, adj. terminating in small sharp point. mucronation, n.
adj. - slimy; like mucus.
adj. - bellowing, especially like cattle. mugience, mugiency, n.
adj.,n. - (fish) like grey mullet, or belonging to grey mullet family of fishes. mugiliform, adj.
v. - to punish by means of a fine
adj. - feminine. muliebrity, n. womanliness; womanhood. muliebrous, adj. effeminate.
adj. - extremely fond of women
adj.,n. - (fish) like red mullet, or belonging to red mullet family of fishes.
n. - boiled wine with honey.
n. - state of being, or thing comprising, many.
adj. - having many divisions.
n. - woman pregnant for at least the third time.
n. - speaker of many languages. multilingual, adj.
adj. - having many letters or unknown quantities.
n. - appearance in many places at the same time.
adj. - talkative. multiloquious, multiloquous, adj. multiloquence, multiloquy, n.
n. - mother of two or more children. multiparity, n. state of being multipara; act of giving birth to two or more offspring. multiparous, adj.
n. - number or amount to be multiplied.
adj. - having many powers.
adj. - producing many or loud sounds. multisonant, adj.
adj. - having many forms but one essence.
adj. - leading in many directions; having many ways.
adj. - having many meanings.
adj. - not in agreement; not of one mind.
adj. - having many broods in one season.
|multum in parvo|
phr. - much in little: containing or suggesting much in few words; holophrastic
n. - miller's fee for grinding corn.
adj. - silent; tongue tied; n. obsolete, masquerade.
n. - actor in folk play; mimer. Mummerset. n. jocular, rustic accent or dialect for the stage. mummery, n. performance by mummers; empty ceremonial.
v. -i. sulk; be silent; beg. mumper, n. mumpish, adj.
n. - an erroneous word or spelling that, through long usage, has become absorbed into the language; an incorrectmanuscript reading blindly adhered to by some scholar; stubbornadherence to a mistaken verbal form in the face of correction
adj. - old-fashioned; drab.
v. - cleanse; heal. mundificant, n. & a. mundification, mundifier, n.
n. - wandering over the world
n. - pl. legal records, as deeds, etc.
n. - dye-yielding madder plant of Bengal; dye obtained from its roots.
n. - rate levied for upkeep of city's walls.
n. - (purple dye obtained from) tropical mollusc.
n. - chloride, especially of potassium. muriated, adj. impregnated with chloride, especially silver chloride; pickled; briny. muriatic, adj. hydrochloric.
adj. - prickly. muriculate, adj. having small prickles.
adj.,n. - (animal) belonging to rats and mice family of rodents. muriform, adj. like rat or mouse; like courses of bricks.
n. - plague, especially of cattle.
adj. - applied to transparent glassware containing pieces of colored glass; n. such vase, or one made of valuable stone or porcelain.
adj. - Botany, belonging to the banana and plantain family.
adj. - pertaining to poetry or the Muses.
n. - civet-like animal of E Indies.
n. - an absentminded dreamer, or fool
n. - 'flying flies'; spots, lines, etc., seen before the eyes, caused by particles in the vitreous humour of the eye.
n. - grape hyacinth. muscariform, adj. brush-shaped. muscarine, n. poisonous alkaloid in fly agaric.
n. - poisonous chemical compound found in certain mushrooms
n. - substance killing flies.
adj.,n. - (a member) of the family including the housefly.
n. - study of mosses. muscoid, muscose, adj. moss-like. muscologic(al), adj. muscologist, n.
n. - unrefined sugar.
adj.,n. - (animal) belonging to family of animals including otters, badgers, weasels, mink, etc. mustelinous, adj.
n. - Zoology, state of frenzied sexual excitement.
phr. - the (necessary) changes having been made, or the relevant differences having been considered
adj. - Zoology, lacking normal defensive parts, as claws, etc. muticous, adj. lacking a point.
adj. - tending to alter. mutivity, n.
n. - muscular rheumatism.
n. - magic cult among W Indian blacks.
n. - (pl. -ia), web of spore-bearing filaments of fungi; 'spawn'. mycelial, mycelian, mycelioid, myceloid, adj.
n. - fungus poisoning. mycetoid, mycetous, adj. fungus-like. mycetophagous, adj. eating fungi.
n. - membrane formed on fermenting liquid; 'mother'; kind of fungus forming scum on liquid. mycodermic, mycodermatoid, mycodermatous, adj.
adj. - fungus-like.
n. - study of fungi. mycological, adj. mycologist, n.
adj. - eating mushrooms. mycophagist, n. mycophagy, n.
adj. - pertaining to cavities of nose. mycterism, n. sneering.
n. - derision or sarcasm that is somewhat veiled; subtleor partly concealed gibe
adj.,n. - (substance) causing dilatation of pupil of eye. mydriasis, n. such excessive dilatation.
n. - n. dislocation of muscle.
adj. - pertaining to spinal cord. myelencephalous, adj. having brain and spinal cord. myelitis, n. inflammation of spinal cord or marrow of bones. myelocyte, n. nerve-cell of brain or spinal cord. myeloid, adj. myelic. myeloma, n. tumour of bone marrow. myelon, n. spinal cord. .
n. - surgical stretching of muscle.
n. - disease due to flies' larvae in body.
n. - instrument recording strength of muscular contraction. myography, n. description of muscles.
adj. - muscle-like.
n. - study of muscles. myologic(al), adj. myologist, n.
n. - inflammation of muscles. myositic, adj.
adj. - pertaining to heat due to muscular contraction.
|myotonia, myotonus, myotony|
n. - n. muscular spasm or rigidity.
adj. - pertaining to dormice.
adj. - having many prickles.
n. - millepede or centipede. myriapodan, myriapodous, adj.
n. - ear drum. myringitis, n. inflammation of myringa.
adj. - like or pertaining to nutmeg tree; belonging to nutmeg family of plants. myristicivorous, adj. feeding on nutmegs.
adj. - ant-like. myrmecology, n. study of ants. myrmecophagous, adj. ant-eating. myrmecophyte, n. plant living in symbiosis with ants.
n. - follower; hireling.
adj. - belonging to myrtle family of plants. myrtiform, adj. myrtle-like.
n. - dread of dirt. mysophilia, n. unnatural attraction to dirt.
adj. - having moustache-like stripe. mystacal, mystacine, mystacinous, adj. mystax, n. mouth-hairs of insects.
n. - instructor in mystical doctrines or of those being initiated into religious mysteries. mystagogic, adj. mystagogy, n.
n. - Arctic right whale. mysticetous, adj.
n. - destroyer of myths. mythoclastic, adj. mythogony, n. study of myths' origins. mythography, n. descriptive study or artistic representation, of myths. mythomania, n. desire or aptitude for telling lies. mythopoeic, adj. myth-making. mythopoesis, n. composition of myths.
n. - compulsively telling lies and believing them
n. - mussel. mytiliform, mytiloid, adj.
n. - skin disease, marked by swelling and dryness, due to insufficient thyroid secretion. myxoedemic, myxoedematoid, myxoedematous, adj.
adj. - mucoid. myxoma, n. soft mucoid tumour. myxomatosis, n. fatal contagious disease of rabbits.
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