Book A, Lesson 5

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microbe

an organism invisible to the naked eye, especially one that causes disease.

microcosm

a miniature world; something that resembles something else on a very small scale.

minuscule

extremely small.

minutia

a small or trivial detail.

attenuate

to make slender or small.

tenuous

1. thin in form.

tenuous

2. flimsy; having little substance or validity.

satiate

to satisfy an appetite fully; to gratify to excess.

comply

to do as one is asked or ordered

implement

1. a tool or utensil

implement

2. to carry out; to put into effect.

replete

1. well-stocked or abundantly supplied.

replete

2. completely filled; utterly satisfied.

expletive

an exclamation or oath, often obscene.

microfilm

A film bearing a photographic record (as of print) on a reduced scale.

microorganism

A living being (as a bacterium) too tiny to be seen by the unaided eye.

microphone

an instrument for converting sound waves into variations of a electric current for transmitting or recording sound.

microscope

An optical instrument for making magnified images of minute objects.

microwave

A radio wave between 1 and 100 centimeters in wave length.

microbiology

a branch of biology dealing with microscopic forms of life

microclimate

the climate of a small area

microfiche

a fiche containing rows of images of pages of printed matter

Micronesia

the islands in the northwestern part of Oceania

Micronesia

a country scattered over Micronesia with a consitiutional government in free association with the United States

microsecond

one millionth of a second

diminish

to make less or cause to appear less

menu

a list of dishes served at a restaurant for a meal; the dishes served

minor

inferior in importance, size or degree

minor

not having reached majority; a person who has not attained majority

minor

to pursue an academic minor; a subject of academic chosen as a secondary field of specialization

minus

diminished by; lacking without

minute

the 60th part of an hour or of a degree; a short space of time

mince

to cut into small pieces

mince

to restrain words within the bounds of decorum

minuet

a slow graceful dance

extenuate

to treat as of less importance than is real or apparent

asset

the entire property of a person or company that may be used to pay debts

satisfaction

act of fulfilling a desire, need or appetite

satisfy

make happy or satisfied

accomplish

to do something by making an effort and completing it

complete

having come or been brought to a conclusion

plenty

a full supply; a large number or amount

replenish

bring back to the condition of being full; refill

supply

the activity of supplying or providing

plenary

full; including all entitled to attend

plenipotentiary

a diplomatic agent having full authority

plentitude

completeness; abundance

plenum

a space or all space that is full of matter

plenum

a general assembly of all members of a legislative body

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