Barrons word list 31
|Misogamy||Hatred of marriage.|
|Misogynist||A man who hates women or believes that men are much better than women.|
|Missile||Any object that is thrown with the intention of causing injury or damage.|
|Missive||An official, formal or long letter.|
|Mite|| 1. A very small animal similar to spider.|
2. A young child, esp one deserving sympathy because they are ill or hungry.
3. A very small amount.
|Mitigate||To make something less harmful, unpleasant or bad.|
|Mnemonic||Something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something.|
|Mobile||Able to move freely or be easily moved.|
|Mock|| 1. To laugh at someone, often by copying them in an amusing but unkind way.|
2. To make something appear stupid or useless.
3. Not real but appearing or pretending to be exactly like something.
|Mode||A way of operating, living or behaving.|
|Modicum||A small amount of something good such as truth or honesty.|
|Modulate||To change the style, loudness, etc of something such as your voice in order to achieve an effect or express an emotion.|
|Modulate||To change something, such as an action or a process, to make it suitable for its situation.|
|Mogul||An important person who has a lot of wealth or power.|
|Molecule||The smallest particle of a substance that has all the properties of that substance.|
|Mollify||To make someone less angry or upset.|
|Mollycoddle||To give someone too much care or protection.|
|Molt||(of birds or animals) to lose feathers, skin or hair as a natural process at a particular time of year so that new feathers, skin or hair can grow.|
|Molten||Describes metal or rock that is in a liquid state because of great heat.|
|Momentous||Very important because of effects on future events.|
|Momentum||The force that keeps an object moving or keeps an event developing after it has started.|
|Monarchy||A country / System which has a king or queen.|
|Monastic|| 1. Connected with monks or monasteries.|
2. Describes a simple way of living with few possessions and no people near you.
|Monetary||Pertaining to money.|
|Monochromatic||Having only black, white and gray, or using only one color.|
|Monolithic||Too large, too regular or without interesting difference, and unwilling or unable to be changed.|
|Monotheism||The belief that there is only on god.|
|Monotony||Sameness leading to boredom.|
|Monumental||Very big; Massive.|
|Moodiness||Fits of depression or gloomy.|
|Moratorium||A stopping of an activity for an agreed amount of time.|
|Morbid||Too interested in unpleasant subjects, esp death.|
|Mordant||(esp of humor) cruel; Criticizing in an amusing way.|
|Mores||The traditional customs and ways of behaving that are typical of a particular(part of) society.|
|Moribund||(esp of an organization or business) not active or successful.|
|Morose||Unhappy, annoyed and unwilling to speak or smile.|
|Mortify||To cause someone to feel extremely ashamed.|
|Mosaic||A pattern or picture made using many small pieces of colored stone or glass.|
|Mote||Something, esp a bit of dust, that is so small it is almost impossible to see.|
|Motif|| 1. A pattern or design.|
2. An idea that is used many times in a piece of writing or music.
|Motility||(esp of plants, organisms and very small forms of life) able to move by itself.|
|Motley||Consisting of many different types and therefore appearing strange or of low quality; A collection of sth that do not seem to belong together, e.g. A dress of many different colors.|
|Mottled||Marked with areas of different colors which do not form a regular pattern.|
|Mountebank||Any charlatan, or quack.|
|Muddle||An untidy or confused state.|
|Muggy||(esp of weather) Unpleasantly warm and damp.|
|Mulct|| 1. To punish by a fine or by depriving of something.|
2. To extract (money etc) from (someone), as by fraud or deceit.
|Multifarious||Of many different types; Having great variety|
|Multiform||Having many forms, shapes etc.|
|Multilingual||(of people or groups) able to use more than two languages for communication, or (of a thing) written or spoken in more than two different languages.|
|Multiplicity||A large number or wide range (of something).|
|Mundane||Very ordinary and therefore not interesting.|
|Munificent||Very generous with money.|
|Mural||A large picture that has been painted on the wall of a room or building.|
|Murky|| 1. Dark and dirty or difficult to see through.|
2. Describes a situation that is complicated and unpleasant, and about which many facts are unclear.
|Muse|| 1. To think about something carefully and for a long time.|
2. An imaginary being or force that gives someone ideas and helps them to write, paint and make music.
|Musky||Having the odor of musk.|
|Muster|| 1. To produce or encourage, esp an emotion or support.|
2. (esp of soldiers) to gather together, esp in preparation for fighting, or to cause to do this.
|Musty||Smelling unpleasantly old and slightly wet.|
|Mutability||Ability to change in form; fickleness.|
|Muted||Silent; Muffled; Toned down.|
|Mutilate|| 1. To damage severely, esp by violently removing a part.|
2. To destroy an idea or a piece of art or entertainment.
|Mutinous||A situation in which a group of people, esp soldiers or sailors, refuse to obey and / or attempt to take control from people in authority.|
|Myopic|| 1. Not able to see clearly things that are far away; Nearsighted.|
2. Unable to understand a situation or the way actions will affect it in the future.
|Myriad||A very large number of something.|
|Nadir||The worst moment, the lowest point, or the moment of last hope and least achievement.|
|Naive||Too wiling to believe that someone is telling the truth, that people's intentions in general are good or that life is simple and fair, often because they are young and / or have not had much experience of life.|
|Naivete||Trust based on lack of experience.|
|Narcissist||Someone who has too much admiration for themselves.|
|Narrative||A story or a description of a series of events.|
|Nascent||Only recently formed or started, but likely to grow larger quickly.|