|1||lurid||(adjective satellite) shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke; "a lurid sunset"; "lurid flames"|
(adjective satellite) ghastly pale; "moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"
(adjective satellite) glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"
(adjective satellite) horrible in fierceness or savagery; "lurid crimes"; "a lurid life"
|2||lustrous||(adjective satellite) reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"|
(adjective satellite) brilliant; "set a lustrous example for others to follow"; "lustrous actors of the time"
(adjective satellite) made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents"
|3||luxuriant||(adjective satellite) produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous blooming"|
(adjective satellite) marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
|4||macerate||(verb) cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"|
(verb) soften, usually by steeping in liquid, and cause to disintegrate as a result; "macerate peaches"; "the gizzards macerates the food in the digestive system"
(verb) become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking; "the tissue macerated in the water"
(verb) separate into constituents by soaking
|5||maculate||(verb) spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"|
(verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
(adjective satellite) spotted or blotched
(adjective satellite) morally blemished; stained or impure
|6||magnanimity||(noun) liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit|
|7||malediction||(noun) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); "he suffered the imprecations of the mob"|
|8||malefactor||(noun) someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime|
|9||malevolent||(adjective satellite) having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"|
(adjective) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
(adjective satellite) extremely malevolent or malicious; "the malignant tongues of gossipers"
|10||malicious||(adjective) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"|
(adjective) having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling
|11||malign||(verb) speak unfavorably about; "She badmouthes her husband everywhere"|
(adjective satellite) having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
(adjective) evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
|12||malinger||(verb) avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill|
|13||malleable||(adjective satellite) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"|
(adjective satellite) easily influenced
|14||mandate||(noun) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory|
(noun) a document giving an official instruction or command
(noun) a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves
(verb) assign authority to
(verb) make mandatory; "the new director of the schoolbaord mandated regular tests"
(verb) assign under a mandate; "mandate a colony"
|15||manifest||(noun) a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane|
(verb) reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost manifests each year on the same day"
(verb) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his se
(verb) record in a ship's manifest; "each passenger must be manifested"
(adjective satellite) clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reac
|16||mar||(noun) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"|
(noun) the month following February and preceding April
(verb) destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies"
(verb) make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
|17||marauder||(noun) someone who attacks in search of booty|
|18||materialism||(noun) (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality|
(noun) a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters
|19||maudlin||(adjective satellite) effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"|
|20||maverick||(noun) an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it|
(noun) someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
(adjective satellite) independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"
|21||meander||(noun) a curve in a stream|
(verb) to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"
|22||melancholy||(noun) a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy|
(noun) a feeling of thoughtful sadness
(noun) a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
(adjective satellite) characterized by or causing or expressing sadness; "growing more melancholy every hour"; "her melancholic smile"; "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"
|23||mellifluous||(adjective satellite) pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello"|
|24||melodious||(adjective) containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark"|
(adjective) having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune
|25||menagerie||(noun) the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition|
(noun) a collection of live animals for study or display
|26||mendacious||(adjective satellite) given to lying; "a lying witness"; "a mendacious child"|
(adjective satellite) intentionally untrue; "a mendacious statement"
|27||mentor||(noun) a wise and trusted guide and advisor|
(verb) serve as a teacher or trusted counselor; "The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school"; "She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring"
|28||mercenary||(noun) a person hired to fight for another country than their own|
(adjective satellite) profit oriented; "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business"
(adjective satellite) marked by materialism
|29||mercurial||(adjective satellite) liable to sudden unpredictable change; "erratic behavior"; "fickle weather"; "mercurial twists of temperament"; "a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next"|
(adjective) relating to or containing or caused by mercury; "mercurial preparations"; "mercurial sore mouth"
(adjective) relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury; "more than Mercurial thievishness"
(adjective) relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury; "the Mercurial canals"
|30||meretricious||(adjective satellite) based on pretense; deceptively pleasing; "the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility"; "meretricious praise"; "a meretricious argument"|
(adjective satellite) tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
(adjective) like or relating to a prostitute; "meretricious relationships"
|31||mesmerize||(verb) induce hypnosis in|
(verb) attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
|32||metamorphosis||(noun) a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft|
(noun) a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances; "the metamorphosis of the old house into something new and exciting"
(noun) the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
|33||meticulous||(adjective satellite) marked by extreme care in treatment of details; "a meticulous craftsman"; "almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities"|
(adjective satellite) marked by precise accordance with details; "was worryingly meticulous about trivial details"; "punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette"
|34||mettle||(noun) the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"|
|35||mien||(noun) dignified manner or conduct|
|36||mimicry||(noun) the act of mimicking; imitative behavior|
(noun) the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators
|37||minatory||(adjective satellite) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clo|
|38||minute||(noun) distance measured by the time taken to cover it; "we live an hour from the airport"; "its just 10 minutes away"|
(noun) a short note; "the secretary keeps the minutes of the meeting"
(noun) a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
(noun) a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
(noun) a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
(noun) an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
(adjective satellite) characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; "a minute inspection of the grounds"; "a narrow scrutiny"; "an exact and minute report"
(adjective satellite) infinitely or immeasurably small; "two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm"; "reduced to a microscopic scale"
(adjective satellite) immeasurably small
|39||mire||(noun) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot|
(verb) soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
(verb) be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
(verb) cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"
(verb) entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past"
|40||misanthrope||(noun) someone who dislikes people in general|
|41||miscreant||(noun) a person without moral scruples|
|42||miser||(noun) a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)|
|43||mite||(noun) any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods|
(noun) a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
|44||mitigate||(verb) make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"|
(verb) lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of; "The circumstances extenuate the crime"
|45||modulate||(verb) vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)|
(verb) adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
(verb) fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
(verb) of one's speech, varying the pitch
(verb) change the key of, in music; "modulate the melody"
|46||mollify||(verb) make less rigid or softer|
(verb) make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
(verb) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
|47||molten||(adjective satellite) reduced to liquid form by heating; "a mass of molten rock"|
|48||moot||(noun) a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise; "he organized the weekly moot"|
(verb) think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
(adjective satellite) open to argument or debate; "that is a moot question"
(adjective satellite) of no legal significance (as having been previously decided)
|49||mordant||(noun) a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process|
(adjective satellite) harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
|50||morose||(adjective satellite) showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper|