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Varnes Vocab Words EOL

Mulct

to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion; to swindle.

Mountebank

a person who deceives others to trick them out of money, swindler

Mottled

spotted or blotched in coloring.

Motif

a design that consists of recurring shapes or colors

Moribund

on the point of death

Mordant

biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh

Morass

an area of muddy or boggy ground

Molt

to shed old feathers, skin, or hair to make way for a new growth

Modicum

a small quantity of a particular thing, esp. something considered desirable or valuable

Mnemonic

of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory

Mitigate

to make less severe

Misogyny

the hatred of women (by men)

Misnomer

a misapplied or inappropriate name or designation

Miscreant

a person without moral scruples

Misanthrope

someone who dislikes people in general

Minutiae

small or trivial details, trifling matters

Militate

to be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing

Milieu

a person's social environment

Mien

a person's look or manner, esp. one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood

Miasma

unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources

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