MAT VOCAB M-0

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  1. MACABRE
    ghoulsih, gruesome

    ghastly, grim, grisly, lrid, morbid
  2. MACERATE
    to waste away or to become soft, esp. by being steeped

    soak, soften, deliquesce
  3. MACHINATION
    plot or scheme

    conspiracy, intrigue, design, cabal
  4. MACULATE
    marked with spots

    besmirched, impure
  5. MAELSTROM
    whirlpool; turmoil. agitated state of mind

    eddy, vortex; pandemonium, uproar
  6. MAGNATE
    powerful or influential person

    potentate, tycoon, nabob, dignitary, luminary
  7. MALADROIT
    clumsy, tactless

    awkward, inept, gauche, ungainly
  8. MALEDICTION
    curse

    execration, anathema, imprecaution
  9. MALEFACTOR
    evildoer; culprit

    criminal, offender, felon
  10. MALINGER
    to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

    shirk, fake
  11. MALODORIOUS
    foul-smelling

    fetid, noisome, stinky, funky, rank
  12. MARITIME
    relating to the sea or sailing

    nautical, marine, naval
  13. MARTIAL
    warlike, pertaining to the military

    soldiery, combative
  14. MARTIENT
    strict disciplinarian, one who rigidly follows rules

    tyrant, stickler, dictator
  15. MAUDLIN
    overly sentimental

    mawkish, bathetic, saccharine, weepy
  16. MAVERICK
    nonconformist

    dissident, rebel
  17. MAWKISH
    sickeningly sentimental

    maudlin, insipid, bathetic, saccharine, weepy
  18. MEANDER
    to wander aimlessly

    ramble, roam, rove, range, stray
  19. MELANCHOLY
    sadness, depression

    dejection, despondency, woe, sorrow
  20. MENDACIOUS
    dishonest lying, untruthful

    deceitful, false
  21. MENDICANT
    beggar

    pauper, panhandler
  22. MERCENARY
    soldier for hire in foreign countries; (adj) motivated only by greed

    hireling; vena;, materialistic, avaricious
  23. MERCURIAL
    quick, shrewd; unpredictable

    clever, crafty; volatile, whimsical
  24. MERETRICIOUS
    gaudy, falsely, attractive

    flashy, loud, tawdry, insincincere, specious
  25. METHAPHOR
    figure of speecj comparing 2 different things

    analogy, symbol, allegory, similie
  26. METICULOUS
    extremely careful, fastidious, fussy

    scrupulous, punctilious, precise, finicky, painstaking
  27. METTLE
    courageousness; endurance

    spirit, character; fortitude
  28. MILITATE
    to operate against, work against

    influence, affect, change
  29. MISNOMER
    an invorrect name or deisgnation

    error, misapplication, deception
  30. MISSIVE
    note or letter

    bulletin, dispatch, epistle, memorandum, message
  31. MOLT
    to shed hair, skin, or an outer layer periodically

    cast, defoliate, desquamate
  32. MONASTIC
    extremely plain or secluded, as in a monastery

    contemplative, disciplined, regimented, self-abnegating, austere
  33. MOOT
    debatable; purely academic, deprived of praticial significance

    arugable, open, inconclusive, doubtful
  34. MORES
    cutoms or manners

    usages, attitudes, ways, traditions, practices
  35. MUNDANE
    wordly; commonplace

    secluar; ordinary
  36. MUNIFICIENT
    generous

    liberal, bountiful
  37. MUTABILITY
    changeability

    inconstancy, impermanence
  38. MYOPIC
    nearsighted

    shortsighted, sand-blind
  39. MYRIAD
    immense number, multitude

    crowd, army, legion, mass
  40. NADIR
    lowest point

    bottom, dept, pit
  41. NAIVE
    innocent, lacking in wordly experience

    ingenous, unsophisticated, artless, credulous
  42. NARCISSIST
    someone who is completely self-absorbed

    egoist, efomanic
  43. NASCENT
    starting to develop, coming into existence

    emerging, incipient, inchoate, embryonic
  44. NEBULOUS
    vague, cloudy

    maisty, haze, fuzzy, undefined, unclear
  45. NEFARIOUS
    vicious, evil

    wicked, fiendish, malevolent, sinister
  46. NEOPHYTE
    novice, beginner

    apprentice, tyro, greenhorn
  47. NETTLE
    to irritate


    vex, annoy
  48. NICHE
    recess in a wall; best position for something

    alcove, cranny, crevice; place, station
  49. NOISOME
    stinking, putrid

    foul, distusting, malodorous
  50. NOMADIC
    moving from place to place

    itinerant, vagabond, roving
  51. NONCHALANT
    appearing causal, detached, cool

    composed, unruffled, cavalier, blase
  52. NOSTRUM
    a questionable remedy or scheme

    panacea, catholicon, cure-all
  53. NUGATORY
    of slight worth, trivial, insignificant 

    unimportant, impotent, null
  54. OBDURATE
    stubborn

    inflexible, inexoorable, adamant, impenitent, intractable
  55. OBEISANCE
    a movement of the body made in token of respect or submission; deference

    bow, curtsy; homage, reverence
  56. OBFUSCATE
    to confuse, obscure

    cloud, complicate, darken
  57. OBSEQUIOUS
    overly submissive, brownnosing

    fawning, sercile, compliant, groveling, unctuous
  58. OBSOLETE
    no longer in use

    outmoded, passe, olf-fashion, antiquated, dated
  59. ONSTINATE
    stubborn

    headstrong, stiff-necked, bullhead, pigheaded, mulish
  60. OBTUSE
    insensitive, stupid, dull

    slow, dense, blunt
  61. OBVIATE
    to make unnecessary, anticipate and prevent

    preclude, avert, forestall, deter
  62. OCCLUDE
    to shut, block

    close, obstruct
  63. OFFICIOUS
    overly helpful, meddlesome

    eager, unwanted, intrusive
  64. OPULENCE
    wealth

    affleunce, abundance, prosperity, luxury, plenty
  65. ORACLE
    person who foresees the future and gives advice

    aeer, prophet, soothsayer, sibyl, fortune-teller
  66. ORATION
    lecture, formal speech

    discourse, declamation, sermon, address, homily
  67. ORNITHOLOGIST
    scientist who studies birds

    birder, bird-watcher
  68. OSCILLATE
    to move back and forth

    swing, sway, fluctuate, vacillate, undullate
  69. OSSIFY
    to turn to bone; to become rigid

    harden, set
  70. OSTENSIBLE
    apparent

    represented, supposed, surface
  71. OSTENTATIOUS
    showy

    pretentious, falmboyant, gaudy, ornate, fulsome

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