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missive
n. A message in writing.
miter
n. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle.
mitigate
v. To make milder or more endurable.
moccasin
n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
modernity
n. The state or character of being modern.
modernize
v. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times.
modish
adj. Fashionable.
modulate
v. To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.
mollify
v. To soothe.
molt
v. To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
monition
n. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.
monitory
n. Admonition or warning.
monograph
n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
monolith
n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.
monomania
n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
monosyllable
n. A word of one syllable.
monotone
n. The sameness or monotony of utterance.
monotony
n. A lack of variety.
moonbeam
n. A ray of moonlight.
moralist
n. A writer on ethics.
moralize
v. To render virtuous.
mordacious
adj. Biting or giving to biting.
mordant
adj. Biting.
moribund
adj. On the point of dying.
morphology
n. the science of organic forms.
mountainous
adj. Full of or abounding in mountains.
muffle
v. To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
muleteer
n. A mule-driver.
multiform
adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.
multiplicity
n. the condition of being manifold or very various.
municipality
n. A district enjoying municipal government.
munificence
n. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality.
munificent
adj. Extraordinarily generous.
naphtha
n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
narcissus
n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
narrate
v. To tell a story.
narration
n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
narrow-minded
adj. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
nationality
n. A connection with a particular nation.
nauseate
v. To cause to loathe.
navigable
adj. Capable of commercial navigation.
necessitate
v. To render indispensable.
necrology
n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
necropolis
n. A city of the dead.
nectarine
n. A variety of the peach.
needlework
n. Embroidery.
negation
n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
neolithic
adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.
nestle
v. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
nestling
adj. Recently hatched.
nettle
v. To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.
niggardly
adj. Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)
noiseless
adj. Silent.
noisome
adj. Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
nonchalance
n. A state of mind indicating lack of interest.
nondescript
adj. Indescribable.
nonentity
n. A person or thing of little or no account.
nonpareil
n. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
nostrum
n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
nucleus
n. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
nugatory
adj. Having no power or force.
numeration
n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
numerical
adj. Of or pertaining to number.
nutriment
n. That which nourishes.
nutritive
adj. Having nutritious properties.
oaken
adj. Made of or from oak.
oakum
n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
obdurate
adj. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
obelisk
n. A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
objector
n. One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.
obligate
v. To hold to the fulfillment of duty.
oblong
adj. Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
obsequies
n. Funeral rites.
obsequious
adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
observance
n. A traditional form or customary act.
obsolescence
n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
obsolescent
adj. Passing out of use, as a word.
obstinacy
n. Stubborn adherence to opinion, arising from conceit or the desire to have one''s own way.
obstreperous
adj. Boisterous.
obtrude
v. To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
obtrusive
adj. Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
obviate
v. To clear away or provide for, as an objection or difficulty.
occlude
v. To absorb, as a gas by a metal.
octagon
n. A figure with eight sides and eight angles.
octave
n. A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.
octavo
n. A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.
octogenarian
adj. A person of between eighty and ninety years.
oculist
n. One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
oddity
n. An eccentricity.
odium
n. A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
odorous
adj. Having an odor, especially a fragrant one.
officious
adj. Intermeddling with what is not one''s concern.
offshoot
n. Something that branches off from the parent stock.
omnipotence
n. Unlimited and universal power.
omniscience
n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge.
omniscient
adj. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
omnivorous
adj. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.
onerous
adj. Burdensome or oppressive.
onrush
n. Onset.
onus
n. A burden or responsibility.
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