Competitive Exams: Word List: Vocabulary M

Word List: M

  • macabre: Gruesome, suggesting death
  • machination: Plot, scheme (esp. Evil)
  • maladroit: Tactless, clumsy
  • malapropism: Misuse of a word (for one that resembles it)
  • malevolence-wishing to do evil
  • malign: Injurious, speak ill of smb, tell lie
  • malinger: To fake illness or injury, in order to shirk a duty
  • malleable: Yielding; easily shaped; moldable; adapting
  • manacle: Chains for the hands or feet
  • martial: Brave, of associated with war
  • massacre: Cruel killing of a large number of people
  • matriculation: Be admitted, enter a university as a student
  • mature: Come to full development, to a state ready for use
  • maudlin: Sentimental in a silly or tearful way
  • maverick: Rebel, nonconformist
  • mellifluous: Sweetly flowing
  • mendacious-false
  • mendacity: Dishonesty
  • mendicant: a beggar
  • mercurial: Quick, changeable in character, fleeting
  • meretricious-attractive on the surface but of little value
  • mesmerize: Hypnotize
  • meticulous: Giving great attention to details
  • mettle: Quality of endurance or courage
  • mettlesome: Courageous, high-spirited
  • middling: Fairly good but not very good
  • minatory: Menacing, threatening
  • mince: Pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize
  • misanthrope: Person who hates mankind
  • mischievous: Harmful, causing mischief
  • miser: Person who loves wealth and spends little
  • misogynist: One who hates women/females
  • missile: Smth that is thrown or shot
  • mitigate: Make less severe or painful
  • moderation: Quality of being limited, not extreme
  • mollify: Make calmer or quieter
  • molt: Moult, lose hair, feathers before new growing
  • morbid: Diseased, unhealthy (e. g. About ideas)
  • morose: Ill-tempered, unsocial
  • mortuary: Place where dead bodies are taken to be kept until burial
  • multifarious: Varied, motley, greatly diversified
  • mundane: Worldly as opposed to spiritual; commonplace, everyday
  • myriad: Very great number
  • malaise: A condition of uneasiness or ill-being.
  • malcontent: One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
  • malevolence: Ill will.
  • malign: To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely. Malleable: Pliant.
  • massacre: The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
  • maudlin: Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
  • mawkish: Sickening or insipid.
  • mellifluous: Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
  • mendacious: Untrue.
  • mendicant: A beggar.
  • meretricious: Alluring by false or gaudy show. Mesmerize: To hypnotize. Meticulous: Over-cautious. Mettle: Courage.
  • mettlesome: Having courage or spirit. Misnomer: A name wrongly or mistakenly applied. Moderation: Temperance. Modicum: A small or token amount. Mollify: To soothe.
  • molt: To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc. Monomania: The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
  • morbid: Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind. Mordant: Biting.
  • moribund: On the point of dying. Morose: Gloomy.
  • multifarious: Having great diversity or variety. Mundane: Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial. Munificent: Extraordinarily generous. Myriad: A vast indefinite number.