Macaca noun macaques; rhesus monkeys macadam

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  1. macaca - noun macaques; rhesus monkeys

  2. macadam - noun broken stone used in macadamized roadways; a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar

  3. macadamia - noun any tree of the genus Macadamia

  4. macadamize - verb surface with macadam; "macadam the road"

  5. macao - noun a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999

  6. macaroni - noun pasta in the form of slender tubes; a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms

  7. macaronic - adj. of or containing a mixture of Latin words and vernacular words jumbled together

  8. macaroon - noun chewy cookie usually containing almond paste

  9. macaw - noun long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots

  10. macedoine - noun mixed diced fruits or vegetables; hot or cold

  11. macedonian - adj. of or relating to Macedonia or its inhabitants; noun the Slavic language of modern Macedonia; a native or inhabitant of Macedon

  12. macer - noun an official who carries a mace of office

  13. macerate - verb soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result; become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; separate into constituents by soaking; cause to grow thin or weak

  14. maceration - noun softening due to soaking or steeping; extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

  15. machete - noun a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation

  16. machiavellian - adj. of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended; noun a follower of Machiavelli's principles

  17. machiavellianism - noun the political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government

  18. machicolate - verb supply with projecting galleries

  19. machicolation - noun a projecting parapet supported by corbels on a medieval castle; has openings through which stones or boiling water could be dropped on an enemy

  20. machilidae - noun jumping bristletails

  21. machinate - verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; arrange by systematic planning and united effort

  22. machinator - noun a member of a conspiracy

  23. machinist - noun a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools

  24. mackle - noun a printed impression that is blurred or doubled

  25. macleaya - noun a perennial herb of eastern Asia: plume poppy

  26. maclura - noun yellowwood trees or shrubs

  27. macrencephalic - adj. having a large brain case

  28. macrencephalous - adj. having a large brain case

  29. macrobiotic - adj. of or relating to the theory or practice of macrobiotics

  30. macrobiotics - noun the theory of promoting health and longevity by means of diet (especially whole beans and grains)

  31. macrocephalic - adj. having an exceptionally large head and brain

  32. macrocephalous - adj. having an exceptionally large head and brain

  33. macrocephaly - noun an abnormally large head; differs from hydrocephalus because there is no increased intracranial pressure and the overgrowth is symmetrical

  34. macrocosm - noun everything that exists anywhere

  35. macrocosmic - adj. relating to or constituting a macrocosm

  36. macrocyte - noun abnormally large red blood cell (associated with pernicious anemia)

  37. macrocytosis - noun the presence of macrocytes in the blood

  38. macroevolution - noun evolution on a large scale extending over geologic era and resulting in the formation of new taxonomic groups

  39. macroglossia - noun a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome

  40. macron - noun a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound

  41. macropodidae - noun kangaroos; wallabies

  42. macropus - noun type genus of the family Macropodidae: typical kangaroos and wallabies

  43. macrorhamphosidae - noun bellows fishes

  44. macroscopical - adj. large enough to be visible to the naked eye

  45. macroscopically - adv. without using a microscope

  46. macrosporangium - noun a plant structure that produces megaspores

  47. macrospore - noun larger of the two types of spore produced in heterosporous plants; develops in ovule into a female gametophyte

  48. macrouridae - noun grenadiers

  49. macrozamia - noun any treelike cycad of the genus Macrozamia having erect trunks and pinnate leaves and large cones with sometimes edible nuts; Australia

  50. macula - noun a yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision; a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases; a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

  51. maculate - adj. spotted or blotched; morally blemished; stained or impure; verb spot, stain, or pollute; make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

  52. maculation - noun the act of spotting or staining something; a small contrasting part of something

  53. macule - noun a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases

  54. madagascan - adj. of or relating to Madagascar or its people; noun a native or inhabitant of Madagascar

  55. maddening - adj. extremely annoying or displeasing

  56. madder - noun Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin; verb color a moderate to strong red

  57. madderwort - noun any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae

  58. mademoiselle - noun small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico

  59. madia - noun genus of sticky herbs with yellow flowers open in morning or evening but closed in bright light

  60. madly - adv. (used as intensives) extremely; in a desperate manner; in an insane manner

  61. madnep - noun biennial weed in Europe and America having large pinnate leaves and yellow flowers and a bitter and somewhat poisonous root; the ancestor of cultivated parsnip

  62. madness - noun unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; the quality of being rash and foolish; a feeling of intense anger; an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain; obsolete terms for legal insanity

  63. madoqua - noun genus comprising some small antelopes of eastern and northeastern Africa

  64. madrasah - noun Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan

  65. madreporaria - noun stony corals

  66. madrepore - noun corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands

  67. madrigalist - noun a singer of madrigals

  68. madrilene - noun a tomato-flavored consomme; often served chilled

  69. madrona - noun evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning

  70. madwoman - noun a woman lunatic

  71. madwort - noun any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers

  72. maeandra - noun brain corals

  73. maenad - noun (Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus; an unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman

  74. maffia - noun any tightly knit group of trusted associates; a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century; a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia

  75. mag - noun a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

  76. magdalen - noun a reformed prostitute

  77. magellan - noun Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)

  78. magh - noun the eleventh month of the Hindu calendar; corresponds to January in the Gregorian calendar

  79. magical - adj. possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers

  80. magically - adv. in a magical manner

  81. magisterially - adv. in an authoritative manner; in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator

  82. magistracy - noun the position of magistrate

  83. magistrature - noun the position of magistrate

  84. magnanimously - adv. in a magnanimous manner

  85. magnanimousness - noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct

  86. magnetically - adv. as if by magnetism; by the use of magnetism

  87. magnetics - noun the branch of science that studies magnetism

  88. magnetism - noun the branch of science that studies magnetism; attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force

  89. magnetization - noun the physical property of being magnetic; the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently); the extent or degree to which something is magnetized

  90. magnetize - verb make magnetic; attract strongly, as if with a magnet

  91. magnetograph - noun a scientific instrument that registers magnetic variations (especially variations of the earth's magnetic field)

  92. magnetometer - noun a meter to compare strengths of magnetic fields

  93. magneton - noun a unit of magnetic moment of a molecular or atomic or subatomic particle

  94. magnificat - noun (Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')

  95. magnification - noun the act of expanding something in apparent size; the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object; a photographic print that has been enlarged; making to seem more important than it really is

  96. magnificence - noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; splendid or imposing in size or appearance

  97. magnificently - adv. in a splendid manner; in an impressively beautiful manner

  98. magnifier - noun a scientific instrument that magnifies an image

  99. magniloquence - noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation

  100. magniloquent - adj. lofty in style

  101. magniloquently - adv. in a rhetorically grandiloquent manner

  102. magnoliaceae - noun subclass Magnoliidae: genera Liriodendron, Magnolia, and Manglietia

  103. maguey - noun Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine; Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal

  104. magyar - adj. relating to or characteristic of Hungary; noun the official language of Hungary (also spoken in Rumania); belongs to the Ugric family of languages; a native or inhabitant of Hungary

  105. maha - noun a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska

  106. maharaja - noun a great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja

  107. maharanee - noun a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja

  108. maharani - noun a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja

  109. mahatma - noun (Hinduism) term of respect for a Brahmin sage

  110. mahayanism - noun the religious doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism

  111. mahdi - noun (Islam) a messianic leader who (according to popular Muslim belief) will appear before the end of the world and restore justice and religion

  112. mahdism - noun belief in the appearance of the Mahdi; devotion to a Mahdi

  113. mahdist - noun an adherent of Mahdism

  114. mahican - noun the Algonquian language spoken by the Mohican; a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in the Hudson valley and eastward to the Housatonic

  115. mahoe - noun shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament; erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks

  116. mahomet - noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)

  117. mahonia - noun evergreen shrubs and small trees of North and Central America and Asia

  118. mahound - noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)

  119. mahout - noun the driver and keeper of an elephant

  120. mahuang - noun Chinese ephedra yielding ephedrine

  121. maia - noun type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution

  122. maianthemum - noun sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: false lily of the valley

  123. maidenhead - noun a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin

  124. maidenhood - noun the childhood of a girl

  125. maidenlike - adj. befitting or characteristic of a maiden

  126. maidenliness - noun behavior befitting a young maiden

  127. maidenly - adj. befitting or characteristic of a maiden

  128. maidhood - noun the childhood of a girl

  129. maidism - noun a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments

  130. maidu - noun a member of a North American Indian people living east of the Sacramento river in California; a Penutian language spoken by the Maidu

  131. maigre - noun large European marine food fish

  132. mailbag - noun letter carrier's shoulder bag; pouch used in the shipment of mail

  133. mailed - adj. wearing protective mail

  134. mailer - noun a container for something to be mailed; an advertisement that is sent by mail; a person who mails something; United States writer (born in 1923)

  135. maimed - adj. having a part of the body crippled or disabled; badly injured, perhaps with amputation; noun people who are wounded

  136. maimer - noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples

  137. mainly - adv. for the most part

  138. mainmast - noun the chief mast of a sailing vessel with two or more masts

  139. mainsail - noun the lowermost sail on the mainmast

  140. mainsheet - noun (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

  141. mainspring - noun the most important spring in a mechanical device (especially a clock or watch); as it uncoils it drives the mechanism

  142. maintainable - adj. capable of being maintained

  143. maintainer - noun someone who upholds or maintains

  144. maintenon - noun French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)

  145. maisonette - noun a small house; a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside

  146. maitreya - noun the Bodhisattva who is to appear as a Buddha 5000 years after the death of Gautama

  147. maize - noun a strong yellow color; tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

  148. maja - noun type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution

  149. majagua - noun erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks; shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament

  150. majestically - adv. in a majestic manner

  151. majolica - noun highly decorated earthenware with a glaze of tin oxide

  152. majorette - noun a female drum major; a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band

  153. majority - noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; (elections) more than half of the votes; the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

  154. majuscular - adj. of the nature of a majuscule or written in majuscules

  155. majuscule - adj. of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries; uppercase; noun one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis

  156. maker - noun a person who makes things; a business engaged in manufacturing some product; terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

  157. makeweight - noun a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight; anything added to fill out a whole

  158. making - noun (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something; the act that results in something coming to be; an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something

  159. mako - noun powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific

  160. malacanthidae - noun short-headed marine fishes; often brightly colored

  161. malacca - noun a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm; stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles

  162. malachite - noun a green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects

  163. malacia - noun a state of abnormal softening of tissue

  164. malaclemys - noun American terrapins

  165. malacologist - noun a zoologist specializing in the study of mollusks

  166. malacology - noun the branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks

  167. malacopterygian - noun any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii

  168. malacopterygii - noun an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays

  169. malacosoma - noun tent caterpillars

  170. malacostraca - noun largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies

  171. maladjusted - adj. not well adjusted; poorly adjusted to demands and stresses of daily living; emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships

  172. maladjustive - adj. poorly adjusted

  173. maladjustment - noun the condition of being unable to adapt properly to your environment with resulting emotional instability

  174. maladroitly - adv. in a maladroit manner

  175. maladroitness - noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

  176. malaga - noun a port city and resort in Andalusia in southern Spain on the Mediterranean

  177. malamute - noun breed of sled dog developed in Alaska

  178. malanga - noun tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes

  179. malapropism - noun the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

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