Nouns Stack 3

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  1. myth
    • noun
    • a traditional story, usually attempting to explain a natural condition or occurrence, often involving supernatural influences
  2. myriad
    • noun
    • a vast number or great mutitude of something, usually implying wide variations within that group
  3. multitude
    • noun
    • large number of something
  4. mores
    • noun
    • established customs or values of a group or segment of society
  5. morale
    • noun
    • the state of mind or attitude of an individual or group, usually in reference to how that attitude will either positively or negatively affect future actions or success of that person or group
  6. milieu
    • noun
    • surroundings, environment
  7. metropolis
    • noun
    • a very large city
  8. memento
    • noun
    • object that commemorates or reminds someone of a past event
  9. medium
    • noun
    • means of communication of presentation
  10. maxim
    • noun
    • an adage or proverb prescribing a rule or method of conduct
  11. maverick
    • noun
    • a person who acts independently instead of in conformance with common organizational behavior
  12. marathon
    • noun
    • a cross-country foot race of 26.2 miles named in commemoration of the messenger who ran that distance to bring news to Athens of the Greek victory over the Persians in 490BC
  13. mania
    • noun
    • abnormal concentration on or enthusiasim for something
  14. maneuver
    • noun
    • movement of a unit or individual to achieve a goal
  15. malady
    • noun
    • disease or illness
  16. lore
    • noun
    • body of traditional or historical knowledge
  17. litigation
    • noun
    • legal proceedings
  18. liaison
    • noun
    • contract or coordination between two or more individuals or groups
  19. levity
    • noun
    • lightness, frivolity
  20. levee
    • noun
    • a raised embankment designed to prevent flooding from a river or other body of water
  21. lethargy
    • noun
    • sluggishness, laziness, drowsiness
  22. legion
    • noun
    • a large number of people, sometimes historically used as a designation of a military or paramilitary unit
  23. legend
    • noun
    • unverified stories handed down from earlier times; can also refer to a person of great fame or reputation
  24. legacy
    • noun
    • material or speritual inheritance or heritage; can refer to the historical perceptions of someone after they have left their office or position of responsibilitu
  25. layman
    • noun
    • a "regular" person who is not a member of a particular professional or technical specialty
  26. larceny
    • noun
    • theft, usually small
  27. keynote
    • noun
    • main theme or idea, usually referring to the main speech at a convention or the like
  28. jeopardy
    • noun
    • risk of danger or harm
  29. itinerary
    • noun
    • agenda or schedule of events or places visited during a trip
  30. irony
    • noun
    • a significant and often unexpected difference between what might be expected and what actually occurs; also, the consious use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
  31. iota
    • noun
    • a very small amount or piece
  32. invective
    • noun
    • insulting or abusive speech
  33. intuition
    • noun
    • knowledge or conclusion obtained through instinct or feeling rather than conscious thought
  34. intrigue
    • noun
    • secret plot or scheme
  35. interim
    • noun
    • a period of time between one event, process, or period and another
  36. interlude
    • noun
    • a short feature or period of time coming between two other, longer events or time periods
  37. integrity
    • noun
    • moral and intellectual honesty and forthrightness; also refers to the quality of a structure or object to hold together
  38. innovation
    • noun
    • a new or improved way of doing something
  39. initiative
    • noun
    • desire, idea, or ability to take the first step in carrying out some action
  40. infraction
    • noun
    • violation of a rule, regulation, or law
  41. influx
    • noun
    • a flowing in of a substance, as of a wave or a flood
  42. infirmity
    • noun
    • physical disease, injury, or defect
  43. indolence
    • noun
    • laziness
  44. incursion
    • noun
    • a hostile invasion
  45. incumbent
    • noun
    • present holder of an office or position
  46. incentive
    • noun
    • motivation or benefit to doing something
  47. impetus
    • noun
    • moving force or starting idea
  48. image
    • noun
    • the likeness or reflected or interpreted impression of a person, object, or local; can also refer to the general group of perceptions surrounding a person
  49. illusion
    • noun
    • an idea or impression that differs from reality
  50. idiom
    • noun
    • a reginal or group jargon, dialect, or manner of speech; can also mean a phrase or expresion that has a different meaning of the words that make it up
  51. hysteria
    • noun
    • excessive or uncontrolable fear or other strong emotion
  52. hue
    • noun
    • shade of color
  53. horizon
    • noun
    • farthest limit, usually referring to vision, knowledge, or experience
  54. horde
    • noun
    • multitude, great mass of people
  55. hoax
    • noun
    • deliberate attempt to trick someone, either as a joke or seriously
  56. hinderance
    • noun
    • obstacle or delaying obstuction
  57. heritage
    • noun
    • historical family, cultural, or organizational set of traditions, customs, and/or values
  58. heresy
    • noun
    • an opinion directly opposed to established beliefs, especially in a religious sense
  59. hazard
    • noun
    • danger or risk of injury
  60. havoc
    • noun
    • great damage, destruction, or confusion
  61. guile
    • noun
    • cunning, deceit, duplicity
  62. grievance
    • noun
    • a complaint made against an individual or an organization; also a grudge held over a period of time
  63. glutton
    • noun
    • one who overeats or indulges in anything to excess
  64. gist
    • noun
    • essential content, central idea
  65. genre
    • noun
    • a class or category, especially when referring to arts or entertainment
  66. genesis
    • noun
    • beginning or origin
  67. gamut
    • noun
    • an entire large or spectrum of possible out comes or conditions
  68. furor
    • noun
    • an outburst of excitement or disagreement
  69. function
    • noun
    • the purpose served by a person, object, or organization
  70. friction
    • noun
    • the surface of one object rubbing against another
  71. fraud
    • noun
    • deliberate deception, especially an illegal one
  72. foyer
    • noun
    • the entrance hall to a building or dwelling
  73. forum
    • noun
    • a gathering or place where ideas or situations are discussed
  74. fortitude
    • noun
    • steady courage or streangth
  75. forte
    • noun
    • an area in which a person excels
  76. format
    • noun
    • arrangement especially of a document, bood, or audiovisual presentaion
  77. foe
    • noun
    • enemy, adversary, opponent
  78. focus
    • noun
    • central point
  79. flaw
    • noun
    • defect or imperfection
  80. flair
    • noun
    • natual-seeming talent or styl
  81. finale
    • noun
    • the last part of a performance
  82. fiend
    • noun
    • cruel, hateful person
  83. fiasco
    • noun
    • disaster or complete failure
  84. feud
    • noun
    • long term disagreement or open hatred between individuals or groups
  85. fervor
    • noun
    • passion or enthusiasm
  86. fantasy
    • noun
    • imagined scenario or situation
  87. fallacy
    • noun
    • mistaken or erroneous idea, assumption, or conclusion
  88. facsimile
    • noun
    • exact copy or representation
  89. facet
    • noun
    • a side or aspect of a problem or situation; also refers to a perticular angled cut of a diamond or ther precious stone

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