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mooring - noun (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place; a place where a craft can be made fast

  • moorland - noun open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss

  • moorwort - noun wiry evergreen shrub having pendent clusters of white or pink flowers; of wet acidic areas in Arctic and Canada to northeastern United States

  • moosewood - noun maple of eastern North America with striped bard and large two-lobed leaves clear yellow in autumn; deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers

  • mopboard - noun a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor

  • mope - noun someone who wastes time; verb be apathetic, gloomy, or dazed; move around slowly and aimlessly

  • mopper - noun a worker who uses a mop to clean a surface

  • moppet - noun a little girl (usually one you are fond of)

  • moquelumnan - noun a Penutian language spoken by the Miwok

  • moquette - noun a thick velvety synthetic fabric used for carpets and soft upholstery

  • moraceae - noun trees or shrubs having a milky juice; in some classifications includes genus Cannabis

  • moraceous - adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Moraceae

  • moralism - noun judgments about another person's morality; a moral maxim

  • moralist - noun a philosopher who specializes in morals and moral problems; someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

  • moralistic - adj. narrowly and conventionally moral

  • morality - noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct; motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

  • moralization - noun the act of making moral (or more moral); indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code

  • moralize - verb improve the morals of; interpret the moral meaning of; speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements

  • morally - adv. with respect to moral principles; in a moral manner

  • morals - noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

  • moravian - adj. of or relating to the people or culture of Moravia

  • moray - noun family of brightly colored voracious eels of warm coastal waters; generally nonaggressive to humans but larger species are dangerous if provoked

  • morbidity - noun an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind; the relative incidence of a particular disease; the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you

  • morbidly - adv. in a morbid manner or to a morbid degree

  • morbidness - noun the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you; an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind

  • morbific - adj. able to cause disease

  • morbilli - noun an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children

  • morbilliform - adj. of a rash that resembles that of measles

  • morchella - noun genus of edible fungi: morel

  • mordacious - adj. biting or given to biting; capable of wounding

  • mordaciously - adv. in a mordacious manner

  • mordacity - noun a disposition to biting

  • mordant - adj. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action; harshly ironic or sinister; noun a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process

  • mordva - noun the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians; a member of the agricultural people living in the central Volga provinces of European Russia

  • mordvin - noun the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians; a member of the agricultural people living in the central Volga provinces of European Russia

  • mordvinian - noun the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians; a member of the agricultural people living in the central Volga provinces of European Russia

  • moreen - noun a heavy fabric of wool (or wool and cotton) used mostly in upholstery or for curtains

  • morello - noun cultivated sour cherry with dark-colored skin and juice; any of several cultivated sour cherry trees bearing fruit with dark skin and juice

  • mores - noun (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group

  • moresque - adj. relating to or characteristic of the Moors

  • morganatic - adj. (of marriages) of a marriage between one of royal or noble birth and one of lower rank; valid but with the understanding that the rank of the inferior remains unchanged and offspring do not succeed to titles or property of the superior

  • morganite - noun a kind of pink beryl used as a gemstone

  • morion - noun a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th century

  • mormonism - noun the doctrines and practices of the Mormon Church based on the Book of Mormon

  • morning - noun the time period between dawn and noon; a conventional expression of greeting or farewell; the earliest period; the first light of day

  • moro - noun a member of the predominantly Muslim people in the southern Philippines

  • moronic - adj. having a mental age of between eight and twelve years

  • moronity - noun mild mental retardation

  • morosely - adv. in a morose manner

  • moroseness - noun a gloomy ill-tempered feeling; a sullen moody resentful disposition

  • morph - verb change shape as via computer animation; cause to change shape in a computer animation

  • morphallaxis - noun regeneration on a reduced scale of a body part; observed especially in invertebrates such as certain lobsters

  • morphea - noun localized scleroderma

  • morpheus - noun the Roman god of sleep and dreams

  • morphia - noun an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain

  • morphogenesis - noun differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)

  • morphologic - adj. relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals; relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language; pertaining to geological structure

  • morphological - adj. relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals; pertaining to geological structure; relating to or concerned with the formation of admissible words in a language

  • morphologically - adv. in a morphological manner; with regard to morphology

  • morphophonemics - noun the study of the phonological realization of the allomorphs of the morphemes of a language

  • mortality - noun the quality or state of being mortal; the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year

  • mortally - adv. in such a manner that death ensues (also in reference to hatred, jealousy, fear, etc.)

  • mortarboard - noun an academic cap with a flat square with a tassel on top; a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar

  • mortification - noun (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself); an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; strong feelings of embarrassment; the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

  • mortified - adj. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride; suffering from tissue death

  • mortifying - adj. causing awareness of your shortcomings; causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation

  • mortimer - noun English nobleman who deposed Edward II and was executed by Edward III (1287-1330)

  • mortmain - noun real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation); the oppressive influence of past events of decisions

  • mortuary - adj. of or relating to a funeral; of or relating to or characteristic of death; noun a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation

  • morula - noun a solid mass of blastomeres that forms when the zygote splits; develops into the blastula

  • morus - noun type genus of the Moraceae: mulberries

  • mosaicism - noun the condition in which an organism has two or more cell populations that differ in genetic makeup

  • moschus - noun musk deer

  • moselle - noun German white wine from the Moselle valley or a similar wine made elsewhere

  • mosey - verb walk leisurely

  • mossback - noun an extremely old-fashioned conservative

  • mosslike - adj. resembling moss

  • mostly - adv. in large part; mainly or chiefly; usually; as a rule

  • mosul - noun a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh

  • motacilla - noun type genus of the Motacillidae: wagtails

  • motacillidae - noun pipits and wagtails

  • mote - noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

  • motherless - adj. having no living or known mother

  • motherlike - adj. suggestive of or acting like a mother

  • motherliness - noun the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother

  • motherly - adj. befitting a mother; warm and nurturing; adv. in a maternal manner; as a mother

  • motherwort - noun bitter Old World herb of hedgerows and woodland margins having toothed leaves and white or pale pink flowers

  • mothproof - adj. resistant to damage by moths; verb protect from moths

  • mothy - adj. infested with moths; worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths

  • motif (motive image frequent)

  • motile - adj. (of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement; noun one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action

  • motility - noun ability to move spontaneously and independently; a change of position that does not entail a change of location

  • motional - adj. of or relating to or characterized by motion

  • motionless - adj. not in physical motion

  • motionlessly - adv. without moving; in a motionless manner

  • motionlessness - noun a state of no motion or movement

  • motivation - noun the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; the act of motivating; providing incentive; the condition of being motivated

  • motivational - adj. of or relating to motivation

  • motiveless - adj. occurring without motivation or provocation

  • motivity - noun the power or ability to move

  • motmot - noun tropical American bird resembling a blue jay and having greenish and bluish plumage

  • motoneuron - noun a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord

  • motorboat - noun a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine; verb ride in a motorboat

  • motorbus - noun a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

  • motorcade - noun a procession of people traveling in motor cars

  • motorcar - noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

  • motorcyclist - noun a traveler who rides a motorcycle

  • motored - adj. equipped with a motor or motors

  • motorial - adj. of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying information away from the CNS

  • motoring - noun the act of driving an automobile

  • motorist - noun someone who drives (or travels in) an automobile

  • motorization - noun the act of motorizing (equiping with motors or with motor vehicles)

  • motorize - verb equip with a motor; equip with a motor vehicle; equip with armed and armored motor vehicles

  • motorless - adj. having no motor

  • motorman - noun the operator of streetcar

  • motortruck - noun an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

  • motorway - noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

  • mott - noun United States feminist and suffragist (1793-1880)

  • mottled - adj. having spots or patches of color

  • mottling - noun the act of coloring with areas of different shades

  • moue - noun a disdainful grimace

  • mouflon - noun wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia

  • moujik - noun a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)

  • moult - noun periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles; verb cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

  • moulter - noun an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair)

  • mountebank - noun a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

  • mounted - adj. decorated with applied ornamentation; often used in combination; assembled for use; especially by being attached to a support

  • mounter - noun someone who ascends on foot; a skilled worker who mounts pictures or jewels etc.

  • mountie - noun colloquial term for a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

  • mounting - noun framework used for support or display; an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)

  • mourner - noun a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)

  • mournfully - adv. in a mournful manner

  • mournfulness - noun a state of gloomy sorrow

  • mourning - adj. sorrowful through loss or deprivation; noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one; the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief

  • mouselike - adj. of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse

  • mouser - noun a cat proficient at mousing

  • mousetrap - noun (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated; a trap for catching mice

  • mousey - adj. quiet and timid and ineffectual; of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse; infested with mice

  • mousse - noun toiletry consisting of an aerosol foam used in hair styling; a light creamy dish made from fish or meat and set with gelatin; a rich, frothy, creamy dessert made with whipped egg whites and heavy cream; verb apply a styling gel to

  • mouthbreeder - noun any of various fishes that carry their eggs and their young in their mouths

  • mouthless - adj. having no mouth or mouthlike opening

  • mouthlike - adj. of an opening that resembles a mouth

  • mouthpart - noun any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding

  • mouthwash - noun a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth

  • movability - noun the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged

  • movable - adj. capable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another; (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand); noun personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)

  • movableness - noun the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged

  • movement - noun the act of changing the location of something; the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something; a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; the act of changing location from one place to another; a change of position that does not entail a change of location; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; a general tendency to change (as of opinion); an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; a euphemism for defecation

  • mover - noun a company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another; someone who moves; workman employed by a moving company; (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion

  • moving - adj. arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; in motion; used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion

  • movingly - adv. in a moving manner

  • mower - noun garden tool for mowing grass on lawns

  • mown - adj. (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine

  • mozambican - adj. of or relating to the people of Mozambique; of or relating to or located in Mozambique; noun a native or inhabitant of Mozambique

  • mozambique - noun a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975

  • mozartean - adj. of or relating to or in the manner of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • muchness - noun greatness of quantity or measure or extent

  • muciferous - adj. containing or secreting mucus

  • mucilaginous - adj. having the sticky properties of an adhesive

  • mucin - noun a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces

  • mucinoid - adj. resembling mucin

  • mucinous - adj. relating to or containing mucin

  • muckle - noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

  • muckrake - verb explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures

  • muckraker - noun one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)

  • mucky - adj. dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck; (of soil) soft and watery

  • mucocutaneous - adj. of or relating to the mucous membranes and skin

  • mucoid - adj. relating to or resembling mucus; noun any of several glycoproteins similar to mucin

  • mucopurulent - adj. containing or composed of mucus and pus

  • mucor - noun any mold of the genus Mucor

  • mucoraceae - noun large family of chiefly saprophytic fungi that includes many common molds destructive to food products

  • mucorales - noun an order of mostly saprophytic fungi

  • mucosal - adj. of or relating to mucous membranes

  • mucose - adj. of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus

  • mucous - adj. of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus

  • mucuna - noun any of several erect or climbing woody plants of the genus Mucuna; widespread in tropics of both hemispheres

  • muddiness - noun the quality of being cloudy; a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water

  • muddleheaded - adj. stupid and confused; used especially of persons

  • mudra - noun ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing

  • mudskipper - noun found in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asia; able to move on land on strong pectoral fins

  • mudslinger - noun one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
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