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malapropos - adj. of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature; adv. at an inconvenient time

  • malar - noun the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek

  • malaxis - noun large genus of largely terrestrial orchids with one or a few plicate leaves and slender spikes or tiny mostly green flowers; cosmopolitan

  • malayalam - noun a Dravidian language (closely related to Tamil) that is spoken in southwestern India

  • malayan - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the people or language of Malaysia and the northern Malay Peninsula and parts of the western Malay Archipelago; of or relating to or characteristic of Malaysia; noun a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago

  • malaysian - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Malaysia; noun the Malay language spoken in Malaysia; a native or inhabitant of Malaysia

  • maldivian - noun a native or inhabitant of Maldives

  • maleate - noun a salt or ester of maleic acid; used as a nontricyclic antidepressant drug for psychomotor activation

  • malecite - noun the Algonquian language of the Malecite and Passamaquody; a member of the Algonquian people of northeastern Maine and New Brunswick

  • malediction - noun the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

  • malefic - adj. having or exerting a malignant influence

  • maleficence - noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil; doing or causing evil

  • maleficent - adj. harmful or evil in intent or effect

  • maleness - noun the properties characteristic of the male sex

  • maleo - noun Celebes megapode that lays eggs in holes in sandy beaches

  • malevolence - noun the quality of threatening evil; wishing evil to others

  • malevolency - noun the quality of threatening evil

  • malevolently - adv. in a malevolent manner

  • malfeasance - noun wrongful conduct by a public official

  • maliciously - adv. with malice; in a malicious manner

  • maliciousness - noun feeling a need to see others suffer

  • malignance - noun quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will; (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death

  • malignancy - noun (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death; quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will

  • malignantly - adv. in a malignant manner, as of a tumor that spreads

  • maligner - noun one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel

  • malignity - noun quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will; wishing evil to others

  • malignly - adv. in a malign and evil manner

  • malignment - noun slanderous defamation

  • malik - noun the leader of a town or community in some parts of Asia Minor and the Indian subcontinent

  • malinger - verb avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

  • malingerer - noun someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

  • malinois - noun fawn-colored short-haired sheepdog

  • malleability - noun the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking

  • mallee - noun any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts

  • malleus - noun the ossicle attached to the eardrum

  • mallophaga - noun biting lice

  • mallotus - noun capelins

  • malmsey - noun sweet Madeira wine

  • malnourishment - noun not having enough food to develop or function formally

  • malodor - noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

  • malodorous - adj. having an unpleasant smell

  • malodorousness - noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell

  • malonylurea - noun a white crystalline acid derived from pyrimidine; used in preparing barbiturate drugs

  • malope - noun western Mediterranean annual having deep purple-red flowers subtended by 3 large cordate bracts

  • malpighia - noun type genus of the Malpighiaceae

  • malpighiaceae - noun tropical shrubs or trees

  • malposition - noun faulty position

  • maltha - noun a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt

  • malthusian - adj. of or relating to Thomas Malthus or to Malthusianism; noun a believer in Malthusian theory

  • malthusianism - noun Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence

  • maltman - noun a maker of malt

  • malto - noun the Dravidian language spoken by the Malto; a member of the Dravidian people living in northern Bengal in eastern India

  • maltreatment - noun cruel or inhumane treatment

  • maltster - noun a maker of malt

  • malus - noun apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere

  • malva - noun herbs and subshrubs: mallows

  • malvaceae - noun herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra

  • malvales - noun Malvaceae; Bombacaceae; Elaeocarpaceae; Sterculiaceae; Tiliaceae

  • malvasia - noun used to make malmsey wine

  • malvastrum - noun genus of mallows characterized by red and yellow flowers often placed in other genera

  • malversation - noun misconduct in public office

  • mam - noun a Mayan language spoken by the Mam; a member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala

  • mamba - noun arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal

  • mammalia - noun warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female

  • mammalogist - noun one skilled in the study of mammals

  • mammalogy - noun the branch of zoology that studies mammals

  • mammary - adj. of or relating to the milk-giving gland of the female

  • mammea - noun American and Asiatic trees having edible one-seeded fruit

  • mammee - noun brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet; globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh; tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind; tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum

  • mammilla - noun the small projection of a mammary gland

  • mammillaria - noun any cactus of the genus Mammillaria

  • mammon - noun (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit; wealth regarded as an evil influence

  • mammut - noun extinct type genus of the Mammutidae: mastodons

  • mammutidae - noun extinct family: mastodons

  • mammy - noun an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.; informal terms for a mother

  • mamo - noun black honeycreepers with yellow feathers around the tail; now extinct

  • manacle - noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs; verb confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

  • manageability - noun capable of being managed or controlled

  • manageableness - noun capable of being managed or controlled

  • manageably - adv. so as to be manageable

  • management - noun the act of managing something; those in charge of running a business

  • manager - noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team; someone who controls resources and expenditures

  • manageress - noun a woman manager

  • managerially - adv. in a managerial manner

  • managership - noun the position of manager

  • manakin - noun any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior; a life-size dummy used to display clothes; a woman who wears clothes to display fashions

  • manchu - noun the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu; a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century; the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu

  • manchurian - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Manchuria or its people or their culture

  • mancunian - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the English city of Manchester or its residents; noun a native or resident of Manchester

  • mandaean - adj. of or relating to the Mandaean people or their language or culture; noun the form of Aramaic used by the Mandeans; a member of a small Gnostic sect that originated in Jordan and survives in Iraq and who believes that John the Baptist was the Messiah

  • mandala - noun any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation

  • mandalay - noun a city in central Myanmar north of Rangoon

  • mandatary - noun the recipient of a mandate

  • mandator - noun an authority who issues a mandate

  • mandatorily - adv. in a manner that cannot be evaded

  • mande - noun a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory Coast

  • mandible - noun the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth

  • mandibula - noun the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth

  • mandibular - adj. relating to the lower jaw

  • mandibulate - adj. having mandibles

  • mandola - noun an early type of mandolin

  • mandolin - noun a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum

  • mandragora - noun a genus of stemless herbs of the family Solanaceae

  • manducate - verb chew (food)

  • manes - noun a Persian prophet who founded Manichaeism (216-276)

  • maneuverability - noun the quality of being maneuverable

  • maneuverable - adj. capable of maneuvering or changing position

  • maneuverer - noun a person skilled in maneuvering

  • manful - adj. possessing qualities befitting a man; characteristic of a man

  • manfully - adv. in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man

  • manfulness - noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male

  • mangabey - noun large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids

  • manganate - noun a salt of manganic acid containing manganese as its anion

  • manganite - noun a black mineral consisting of basic manganese oxide; a source of manganese

  • manger - noun a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed

  • mangifera - noun tropical tree native to Asia bearing fleshy fruit

  • mangily - adv. in a mangy manner

  • manginess - noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing

  • mangler - noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples

  • mango - noun large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed; large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit

  • mangonel - noun medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles

  • mangosteen - noun two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples; East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit

  • mangrove - noun a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building

  • mangy - adj. having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap

  • manhandle - verb handle roughly

  • manhunt - noun an organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)

  • maniacally - adv. in a maniacal manner or to a maniacal degree

  • manichaean - adj. of or relating to Manichaeism; of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism; noun an adherent of Manichaeism

  • manichaeanism - noun a religion founded by Manes the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000

  • manichaeism - noun a religion founded by Manes the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000

  • manichee - adj. of or relating to Manichaeism; noun an adherent of Manichaeism

  • manicure - noun professional care for the hands and fingernails; verb care for (one's hand) by cutting and shaping the nails, etc.; trim carefully and neatly

  • manicurist - noun a beautician who cleans and trims and polishes the fingernails

  • manidae - noun coextensive with the order Pholidota

  • manifestly - adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

  • manifesto - noun a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)

  • manihot - noun genus of economically important tropical plants: cassava

  • manilla - noun a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp

  • manioc - noun cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca; cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca; a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics

  • manipulation - noun exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

  • manipulative - adj. skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage

  • manipulatively - adv. in an artfully manipulative manner

  • manipulator - noun a person who handles things manually; an agent that operates some apparatus or machine

  • manis - noun type genus of the Manidae

  • manlike - adj. resembling human beings; possessing qualities befitting a man; characteristic of a man

  • manliness - noun the trait of being manly; having the characteristics of an adult male

  • manly - adj. possessing qualities befitting a man; characteristic of a man; adv. in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man

  • manned - adj. having a crew

  • manner - noun a way of acting or behaving; how something is done or how it happens; a kind

  • mannered - adj. having unnatural mannerisms

  • mannerly - adj. socially correct in behavior

  • manners - noun social deportment

  • mannish - adj. characteristic of a man as distinguished from a woman; resembling or imitative of or suggestive of a man rather than a woman

  • mannitol - noun a diuretic (trade name Osmitrol) used to promote the excretion of urine

  • manorial - adj. of or relating to or based on the manor

  • manque - adj. unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition

  • manroot - noun tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato

  • mansard - adj. (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper; noun a hip roof having two slopes on each side

  • manslayer - noun a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

  • manta - noun extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned; a blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl

  • mantelet - noun short cape worn by women; portable bulletproof shelter

  • mantelpiece - noun shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

  • manticore - noun a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion

  • mantid - noun predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer

  • mantidae - noun mantises

  • mantilla - noun a woman's silk or lace scarf; short cape worn by women

  • mantispid - noun insect that resembles a mantis; larvae are parasites in the nests of spiders and wasps

  • mantispidae - noun mantispids

  • mantled - adj. covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak

  • mantlet - noun portable bulletproof shelter

  • mantra - noun (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns; a commonly repeated word or phrase

  • mantua - noun loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries

  • manually - adv. by hand

  • manubrium - noun the upper part of the breastbone

  • manufactory - noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing

  • manufacturer - noun a business engaged in manufacturing some product; someone who manufactures something

  • manul - noun small wildcat of the mountains of Siberia and Tibet and Mongolia

  • manumitter - noun someone who frees others from bondage

  • manus - noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

  • manx - adj. of or relating to the Isle of Man or its inhabitants or their language; noun the Gaelic formerly spoken on the Isle of Man

  • manzanilla - noun very dry pale sherry from Spain

  • mapper - noun a clerk who marks data on a chart

  • maquis - noun the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II; a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II

  • marabou - noun the downy feathers of marabou storks are used for trimming garments; large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments

  • marabout - noun large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments

  • maraca - noun a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

  • maracaibo - noun a port city in northwestern Venezuela; a major oil center

  • marang - noun tropical fruit from the Philippines having a mass of small seeds embedded in sweetish white pulp; Philippine tree similar to the breadfruit tree bearing edible fruit

  • maranta - noun any of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leaves

  • marantaceae - noun tropical perennial herbs with usually starchy rhizomes

  • marasca - noun Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur; small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made
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