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malice
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/'mælɪs/ n.
enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another
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malicious
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/mə'lɪʃəs/ a. Syn. spiteful
deliberately harmful; spiteful; proceeding from extreme hatred
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masquerade
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/mæskə'reɪd/;/mæskə'rɛd/ n.
assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions; dramatic performance by actors in masks
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maudlin
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/'mɔ:dlɪn/ a. Syn. sentimental
tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental
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meander
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/mɪ'ændə(r)/ v.
follow a winding and turning course; move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction
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mediocre
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/mi:dɪ'oʊkə(r)/ a. Syn. ordinary; commonplace; average
moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary; commonplace
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mercenary
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/'mɜrsɪnərɪ/;/-nɛrɪ/ a.
interested in making money; profit oriented; hired for service in foreign army
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meretricious
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/mɛrɪ'trɪʃəs/ a.
of or pertaining to prostitutes; tastelessly showy; lustful; deceptive; misleading
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meticulous
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/mɪ'tɪkjʊləs/ a. Syn. scrupulous; cautious
excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details
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mettle
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/'mɛt(ə)l/ n. Syn. courage; spirit
quality of endurance and courage; good temperament and character
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microcosm
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/'maɪkrəkɒz(ə)m/ n.
small, representative system having analogies to larger system; miniature model of something
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mimic
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/'mɪmɪk/ v. Syn. imitate; copy
copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression
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misanthrope
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/'mɪsənθroʊp/ n.
one who hates or mistrusts mankind
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misnomer
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/mɪs'noʊmə(r)/ n.
error in naming person or place; name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person or an object
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monologue
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/'mɒnəlɒg/ n.
speech uttered by a person alone; dramatic soliloquy
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morose
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/mə'roʊs/ a. Syn. sullen; gloomy
ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent
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motley
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/'mɒtlɪ/ a. Syn. mixed; heterogeneous
multi-colored; mixed; having elements of great variety
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mottled
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/'mɒt(ə)ld/ a. Syn. spotted
spotted with different shades or colors
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mundane
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/'mʌndeɪn/ a. Syn. worldly; earthly; secular
belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; concerned with commonplaces; ordinary
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murky
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/'mɜrkɪ/ a. Syn. vague
dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague
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