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maraschino - noun cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur; distilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries

  • marasmius - noun chiefly small mushrooms with white spores

  • marasmus - noun extreme malnutrition and emaciation (especially in children); can result from inadequate intake of food or from malabsorption or metabolic disorders

  • maratha - noun a member of a people of India living in Maharashtra

  • marathi - noun an Indic language; the state language of Maharashtra in west central India; written in the Devanagari script

  • marathoner - noun someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)

  • marattia - noun type genus of the Marattiaceae: ferns having the sporangia fused together in two rows

  • marattiaceae - noun constituting the order Marattiales: chiefly tropical eusporangiate ferns with gigantic fronds

  • marattiales - noun lower ferns coextensive with the family Marattiaceae

  • marauder - noun someone who attacks in search of booty

  • marbled - adj. patterned with veins or streaks or color resembling marble

  • marbleization - noun a texture like that of marble

  • marbleize - verb make something look like marble

  • marbles - noun a children's game played with little balls made of a hard substance (as glass); the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception

  • marblewood - noun large Asiatic tree having hard marbled zebrawood; hard marbled wood

  • marbling - noun the intermixture of fat and lean in a cut of meat

  • marchantia - noun type genus of Marchantiaceae; liverworts that reproduce asexually by gemmae and have stalked antheridiophores

  • marchantiaceae - noun liverworts with prostrate and usually dichotomously branched thalli

  • marchantiales - noun liverworts with gametophyte differentiated internally

  • marcher - noun walks with regular or stately step; an inhabitant of a border district; fights on foot with small arms

  • marchioness - noun a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess; the wife or widow of a marquis

  • marchland - noun district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area

  • marchpane - noun almond paste and egg whites

  • marcionism - noun the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

  • marconi - noun Italian electrical engineer who invented wireless telegraphy and in 1901 transmitted radio signals across the Atlantic Ocean (1874-1937)

  • marengo - noun a battle in 1800 in which the French under Napoleon Bonaparte won a great victory over the Austrians

  • margarin - noun a glyceryl ester of margaric acid; a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

  • margarita - noun a cocktail made of tequila and triple sec with lime and lemon juice

  • margay - noun small spotted wildcat found from Texas to Brazil

  • marge - noun a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

  • marginality - noun the property of being marginal or on the fringes

  • marginalize - verb relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people

  • marginally - adv. in a marginal manner

  • margosa - noun large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia

  • margrave - noun a German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess); the military governor of a frontier province in medieval Germany

  • mari - noun the Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis; a member of a rural Finnish people living in eastern Russia

  • marian - adj. of or relating to or venerating the Virgin Mary

  • marihuana - noun the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect; a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared

  • mariner - noun a man who serves as a sailor

  • mariposan - noun a Penutian language spoken by the Yokuts in the San Joaquin Valley

  • mariticide - noun the murder of a husband by his wife

  • marked - adj. singled out for notice or especially for a dire fate; strongly marked; easily noticeable; having or as if having an identifying mark or a mark as specified; often used in combination

  • markedly - adv. in a clearly noticeable manner

  • marker - noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something; a writing implement for making a mark; a distinguishing symbol

  • marketable - adj. capable of being marketed; being in demand by especially employers; fit to be offered for sale

  • marketer - noun someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

  • marketing - noun shopping at a market; the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service; the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money

  • markhor - noun large Himalayan goat with large spiraled horns

  • marking - noun the act of making a visible mark on a surface; evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score; a pattern of marks; a distinguishing symbol

  • markka - noun formerly the basic unit of money in Finland

  • marksmanship - noun skill in shooting

  • markup - noun detailed stylistic instructions for typesetting something that is to be printed; manual markup is usually written on the copy (e.g. underlining words that are to be set in italics); the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price

  • markweed - noun climbing plant common in eastern and central United States with ternate leaves and greenish flowers followed by white berries; yields an irritating oil that causes a rash on contact

  • marl - noun a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime

  • marlberry - noun tropical American shrub or small tree with brown wood and dark berries

  • marline - noun a small usually tarred line of 2 strands

  • marlinespike - noun a pointed iron hand tool that is used to separate strands of a rope or cable (as in splicing)

  • marlite - noun metamorphic rock with approximately the same composition as marl

  • marly - adj. of or relating to or resembling or abounding in marl

  • marmite - noun a large pot especially one with legs used e.g. for cooking soup; soup cooked in a large pot

  • marmoreal - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of marble

  • marmorean - adj. of or relating to or characteristic of marble

  • marmoset - noun small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails

  • marmota - noun marmots

  • marocain - noun a dress crepe; similar to Canton crepe

  • marquetry - noun inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture

  • marquise - noun permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.; a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess

  • marrano - noun (medieval Spain) a Jew or Moor who converted to Christianity (especially those who professed conversion in order to avoid persecution but continued to practice their religion secretly)

  • marriageability - noun eligibility for marriage

  • marrubium - noun Old World aromatic herbs: horehound

  • marsala - noun dark sweet or semisweet dessert wine from Sicily

  • marshalship - noun the post of marshall

  • marshy - adj. (of soil) soft and watery

  • marsilea - noun clover ferns

  • marsileaceae - noun clover ferns

  • marsupialia - noun coextensive with the subclass Metatheria

  • marsupium - noun an external abdominal pouch in most marsupials where newborn offspring are suckled

  • martagon - noun lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia

  • martes - noun martens

  • martially - adv. in a martial manner

  • martinet - noun someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

  • martinmas - noun the feast of Saint Martin; a quarter day in Scotland

  • martynia - noun sprawling annual or perennial herb of Central America and West Indies having creamy-white to red-purple bell-shaped flowers followed by unusual horned fruit

  • martyniaceae - noun in most classifications not considered a separate family but included in the Pedaliaceae

  • martyrize - verb torture and torment like a martyr

  • marvelously - adv. (used as an intensifier) extremely well

  • marxism - noun the economic and political theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that hold that human actions and institutions are economically determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism

  • marxist - adj. following the ideas of Marx and Engels; noun an advocate of Marxism; emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries

  • marylander - noun a native or resident of Maryland

  • marzipan - noun almond paste and egg whites

  • masa - noun an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages

  • masai - noun a Nilotic language

  • mascot - noun a person or animal that is adopted by a team or other group as a symbolic figure

  • masculinity - noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men; the properties characteristic of the male sex

  • masculinization - noun the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)

  • masculinize - verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy; give a masculine appearance or character to

  • masdevallia - noun any of numerous orchids of the genus Masdevallia; tufted evergreen often diminutive plants whose flowers in a remarkable range of colors usually resemble a tricorn with sepals fused at the base to form a tube

  • masher - noun a kitchen utensil used for mashing (e.g. potatoes); a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women

  • mashie - noun middle-distance iron

  • masjid - noun (Islam) a Muslim place of worship

  • masked - adj. having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading

  • masker - noun a participant in a masquerade

  • masochistic - adj. deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from being abused or dominated

  • masora - noun a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts

  • masorete - noun a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)

  • masoretic - adj. of or relating to the Masorah

  • masquer - noun a participant in a masquerade

  • masquerader - noun a participant in a masquerade

  • massager - noun someone who rubs or kneads parts of the body to stimulate circulation and promote relaxation

  • massasauga - noun pygmy rattlesnake found in moist areas from the Great Lakes to Mexico; feeds on mice and small amphibians; small pygmy rattlesnake

  • masse - noun a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball

  • masseter - noun a large muscle that raises the lower jaw and is used in chewing

  • masseuse - noun a female massager

  • massicot - noun the mineral form of lead monoxide; in the form of yellow powder it is used as a pigment

  • massively - adv. to a massive degree or in a massive manner

  • massiveness - noun the property of being large in mass; an unwieldy largeness

  • mastaba - noun an ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof

  • mastalgia - noun pain in the breast

  • mastectomy - noun surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor

  • masted - adj. having or furnished with a mast; often used in combination

  • master - noun an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made; an authority qualified to teach apprentices; directs the work of other; someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution; an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship; key that secures entrance everywhere; presiding officer of a school; an artist of consummate skill; a person who has general authority over others; a combatant who is able to defeat rivals; verb have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; be or become completely proficient or skilled in; get on top of; deal with successfully; have dominance or the power to defeat over

  • masterfully - adv. in a domineering and masterful manner; in a skillfully masterful manner; with the skill of a master

  • masterless - adj. having no lord or master

  • masterly - adj. having or revealing supreme mastery or skill

  • mastership - noun the position of master; the skill of a master

  • masterstroke - noun an achievement demonstrating great skill or mastery

  • masterwort - noun any plant of the genus Astrantia

  • masthead - noun the head or top of a mast; the title of a newspaper or magazine; usually printed on the front page and on the editorial page; a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.

  • masticate - verb grind and knead; chew (food)

  • mastication - noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

  • mastigophora - noun protozoa having flagella

  • mastigophoran - noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals

  • mastitis - noun inflammation of a breast (or udder)

  • mastodont - noun extinct elephant-like mammal that flourished worldwide from Miocene through Pleistocene times; differ from mammoths in the form of the molar teeth

  • mastoid - adj. relating to or resembling a nipple; of or relating to or in the region of the mastoid process; noun process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull

  • mastoidal - adj. relating to or resembling a nipple; noun process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull

  • mastoidale - noun the craniometric point at the lowest point of the mastoid process

  • mastoidectomy - noun surgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process

  • mastoiditis - noun inflammation of the mastoid

  • mastopathy - noun any pathology of the breast

  • mastopexy - noun plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts

  • masturbation - noun manual stimulation of the genital organs (of yourself or another) for sexual pleasure

  • masturbator - noun a person who practices masturbation

  • matabele - noun a Bantu language sometimes considered a dialect of Zulu

  • matador - noun the principal bullfighter who is appointed to make the final passes and kill the bull

  • matai - noun conifer of Australia and New Zealand

  • matchboard - noun a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor)

  • matchbox - noun a box for holding matches

  • matcher - noun someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others

  • matching - adj. intentionally matched; being two identical

  • matchless - adj. eminent beyond or above comparison

  • matchlock - noun an early style of musket; a slow-burning wick would be lowered into a hole in the breech to ignite the charge

  • matchmaker - noun someone who arranges (or tries to arrange) marriages for others

  • matchmaking - noun mediation in order to bring about a marriage between others

  • matchstick - noun a short thin stick of wood used in making matches

  • matchwood - noun fragments of wood; wood suitable for making matchsticks; wood in small pieces or splinters

  • mateless - adj. of someone who has no marriage partner; not mated sexually

  • matelote - noun highly seasoned soup or stew made of freshwater fishes (eel, carp, perch) with wine and stock

  • materfamilias - noun a female head of a family or tribe

  • materialism - noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality; a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters

  • materialist - noun someone who thinks that nothing exists but physical matter; someone with great regard for worldly possessions

  • materialistic - adj. marked by materialism; conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class

  • materialistically - adv. in a materialistic manner

  • materiality - noun the quality of being physical; consisting of matter; relevance requiring careful consideration

  • materialization - noun an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit); the process of coming into being; becoming reality; something that comes into existence as a result

  • materialize - verb come into being; become reality

  • materially - adv. with respect to material aspects; to a significant degree

  • maternally - adv. in a maternal manner; as a mother

  • matey - adj. (used colloquially) having the relationship of friends or pals

  • mathematical - adj. characterized by the exactness or precision of mathematics; statistically possible though highly improbable; beyond question; of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics; relating to or having ability to think in or work with

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  • mathematically - adv. with respect to mathematics

  • mathematics - noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

  • mating - noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

  • matriarchate - noun a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line

  • matriarchic - adj. (of societies or families) having a female as the family head or having descent traced through the female line

  • matriarchy - noun a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line

  • matric - noun admission to a group (especially a college or university)

  • matricaria - noun chiefly Old World strong-smelling weedy herbs; comprises plants sometimes included in other genera: e.g. Tanacetum; Tripleurospermum

  • matricide - noun the murder of your mother; a person who murders their mother

  • matriculation - noun admission to a group (especially a college or university)
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