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maelstrom

a destructive whirlpool which rapidly sucks in objects

magnanimous

noble, generous

malediction

a curse

malevolent

wanting harm to befall others

malleable

capable of being shaped or transformed

mandate

an authoritative command

manifest

easily understandable, obvious

manifold

diverse, varied

maudlin

weakly sentimental

maverick

an independent, nonconformist person

mawkish

characterized by sick sentimentality

maxim

a common saying expressing a principle of conduct

meager

deficient in size or quality

medley

a mixture of differing things

mendacious

having a lying, false character

mercurial

characterized by rapid change or temperamentality

meritorious

worthy of esteem or reward

metamorphosis

the change of form, shape, substance

meticulous

extremely careful with details

mitigate

to make less violent, alleviate

moderate

not extreme

modicum

a small amount of something

modulate

to pass from one state to another, especially in music

mollify

to soften in temper

morass

a wet swampy bog; figuratively, something that traps and confuses

mores

the moral attitudes and fixed customs of a group of people

morose

gloomy or sullen

multifarious

having great diversity or variety

mundane

concerned with the world rather than with heaven, commonplace

munificence

generosity in giving

mutable

able to change

myriad

consisting of a very great number

nadir

the lowest point of something

nascent

in the process of being born or coming into existence

nebulous

vaguely defined, cloudy

nefarious

heinously villainous

negligent

habitually careless, neglectful

neophyte

someone who is young or inexperience

nocturnal

relating to or occurring in during the night

noisome

unpleasant, offensive, especially to the sense of smell

nomadic

wandering from place to place

nominal

trifling, insignificant

nonchalant

having a lack of concern, indifference

nondescript

lacking a distinctive character

notorious

widely and unfavorably known

novice

a beginner, someone without training or experience

noxious

harmful, unwholesome

nuance

a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression

nurture

to assist the development of

obdurate

unyielding to persuasion or mural influences

obfuscate

to render incomprehensible

oblique

diverging from a straight line or course, not straightforward

oblivious

lacking consciousness or awareness of something

obscure

unclear, partially hidden

obsequious

excessively compliant or submissive

obsolete

no longer used, out of date

obstinate

not yielding easily, stubborn

obstreperous

noisy, unruly

obtuse

lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect

odious

instilling hatred or intense displeasure

officious

offering one's services when they are neither wanted nor needed

ominous

foreboding or foreshadowing evil

onerous

burdensome

opulent

characterized by rich abundance verging on ostentation

oration

a speech delivered in a formal or ceremonious manner

ornate

highly elaborate, excessively decorated

orthodox

conventional, conforming to established protocol

oscillate

to sway from one side to the other

ostensible

appearing as such, seemingly

ostentatious

excessively showy, glitzy

ostracism

exclusion from a group

pacific

soothing

palatable

agreeable to the taste or sensibilities

palette

a range or color or qualities

palliate

to reduce the severity of

pallid

lacking color

panacea

a remedy for all ills or difficulties

paradigm

an example that is a perfect pattern or model

paradox

an apparently contradictory statement that is perhaps true

paragon

a model of excellence or perfection

paramount

greatest in importance, rank, character

pariah

an outcast

parody

a satirical imitation

parsimony

frugality, stinginess

partisan

a follower, adherent

patent

readily seen or understood, clear

pathology

a deviation from the model

pathos

an emotion of sympathy

paucity

small in quantity

pejorative

derogatory, uncomplimentary

pellucid

easily intelligible, clear

penchant

a tendency, partiality, preference

penitent

remorseful, regretful

penultimate

next to last

penurious

perfidious

perfunctory

showing little interest or enthusiasm

permeate

to spread throughout, saturate

pernicious

extremely destructive or harmful

perplex

to confuse

perspicacity

shrewdness, perceptiveness

pert

flippant, bold

pertinacious

stubbornly persistent

perusal

a careful examination, review

pervasive

having the tendency to spread throughout

petulance

rudeness, irritability

philanthropic

charitable, giving

phlegmatic

uninterested, unresponsive

pillage

to seize or plunder

pinnacle

the highest point

pithy

concisely meaningful

pittance

a very small amount, especially relating to money

placate

to east the anger of, soothe

placid

calm, peaceful

platitude

an uninspired remark, cliché

plaudits

enthusiastic approval, applause

plausible

believable, reasonable

plentitude

an abundance

plethora

an abundance, excess

pliable

flexible

poignant

deeply affecting, moving

polemic

an aggressive argument against a specific opinion

portent

an omen

potable

suitable for drinking

potentate

one who has great power, a rule

pragmatic

practical

precipice

the face of a cliff, a steep or overhanging place

preclude

to prevent

precocious

advanced, developing ahead of time

predilection

a preference or inclination for something

preponderance

superiority in importance or quantity

prepossessing

occupying the mind to the exclusion of other thoughts

presage

an omen

prescient

to have foreknowledge of events

prescribe

to lay down a rule

presumptuous

disrespectfully bold

pretense

an appearance or action intended to deceive

primeval

original, ancient

privation

lacking basic necessities

probity

virtue, integrity

proclivity

a strong inclination toward something

procure

to obtain, acquire

profane

lewd, indecent

profligate

dissolute, extravagant

profuse

plentiful, abundance

promulgate

to proclaim, make known

propagate

to multiply, spread out

propensity

an inclination, preference

propitious

favorable

propriety

the quality or state of being proper, decent

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