GRE Word List-M

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macabre =gruesome; grisly; ghastly
mace =ceremonial staff used as a symbol of authority
macerate =soften by soaking in liquid; waste away
Machiavellian =crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli
machinations =evil schemes or plots
maculated =spotted; stained
madrigal =pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
maelstrom =violent whirlpool
magisterial =authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate
magistrate =official with power to administer the law
magnanimity= generosity
magnanimous= generous
magnate= person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person
magniloquent= boastful; pompous
magnitude =greatness (in size or extent); extent
maim= mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple
makeshift =temporary expedient or substitute
maladroit =clumsy; not skillful; awkward
malady= illness
malaise =uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health
malapropism= comic misuse of a word
malapropos= inappropriate
malcontent =person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs
malediction =curse
malefactor =evildoer; criminal
maleficent =doing evil
malevolent =wishing evil; exhibiting ill will
malfeasance =wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
malicious =hateful; spiteful; expressing malice
Malice= desire to harm others; spite
malign =speak evil of; bad-mouth (criticize spitefully)
malignant =tending to cause death; highly injurious
malingerer= one who feigns illness to escape duty
malinger= feign illness to avoid work
malleable= (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable
malodorous= foul-smelling
mammal =vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young
mammoth =gigantic; enormous
manacle =restrain; handcuff
mandate =order; charge; authoritative command
mandatory =obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
maneuver= strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes)
mange =skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
mangle= tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure
mangy =shabby; wretched; of bad appearance
maniacal= raging mad; insane
maniac= insane person
mania =disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
manifest =evident; visible; obvious
manifestation= outward demonstration; manifesting
manifesto =public declaration of principles; statement of policy
manifold =many in number or kind; numerous
manipulate= operate with one’s hands; maneuver
mannered= affected; not natural
mannerism =distinctive behavioral trait
mantle =loose sleeveless outer garment; cloak; something that covers
manumit= emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
mar =spoil the appearance of
maraud =move in search of plunder
margin =border; room; allowance beyond what is needed
marginal =of a margin; barely within a limit
marital =pertaining to marriage
maritime =bordering on(adjacent to) the sea; nautical
marked= noticeable; targeted for vengeance or attack
maroon= leave helpless on a deserted island or coast
marred =damaged; disfigured
marrow= soft fatty tissue that fills most bone cavities and is the source of blood cells
marshal =put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place
marsupial= one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather)
martial= warlike; of war
martinet =strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders
martyr= one who voluntarily suffers death for his or her religion or cause
mash= crush into mash; convert into mash
masochist= person who enjoys his own pain
mason =one who builds or works with stone or brick
Masonry= work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
masquerade =wear a mask or disguise; pretend
mass= Christian religious ceremony
Mass= ceremony of the Eucharist
masticate= chew
mat= not shiny; matte; having a dull finish
materialism= preoccupation with physical comforts and things
maternal =motherly
maternity= motherhood
matinee= dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
matriarch =woman who rules a family or larger social group
matriculate= enroll (in college or graduate school)
matrimony =state of being married
matrix= point of origin; array of numbers or algebraic symbols
maudlin =effusively sentimental
maul =handle roughly; batter; injure by beating
mausoleum =monumental tomb; large stately tomb
mauve =pale purple
maverick =rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
mawkish =mushy(sentimental) and gushy; excessively and objectionably sentimental
maxim =proverb; truth pithily stated
mayhem= injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person
meager= scanty; inadequate
mealy-mouthed= indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
meander =wind or turn in its course
meddlesome= interfering
meddle= interfere
mediate =settle a dispute through the services of an outsider
mediocre =ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
meditation =reflection; thought
medium= channel of communication, middle position between extremes

medley= mixture
meek =submissive; patient and long-suffering
megalomania= mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth
melancholy =gloomy; morose; blue
melee= fight
mellifluous= (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing
memento= token; reminder of the past; keepsake
memoir =memoirs; autobiography; biography
memorial= something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event
memorialize= commemorate
menace =threat
menagerie= collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
mendacious =lying; habitually dishonest
mendicant =beggar
menial =suitable for servants; lowly; mean
mentor =counselor; teacher
mercantile =concerning trade or merchants
mercenary =motivated solely by money or gain
mercurial =capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury
meretricious= flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value
merger= combination (of two business corporations); act of merging
merit =deserve
Meritorious= deserving reward or praise
mesmerize =hypnotize
metallurgical= pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores
Metallurgy= science that deals with extracting metals from ores
metamorphosis= change of form
Metamorphose= change by metamorphosis
metaphor= implied comparison
metaphysical =pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics
Metaphysics= branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
mete =measure; distribute; administer
meteoric= like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant
meter =arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
methodical =systematic
method= systematic method of procedure
meticulous= excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
metrical =metric; written in the form of poetry
metropolis =large city
mettle =courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties)
miasma =swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter
microcosm= small representative world; world in miniature
migrant =changing its habitat; wandering
migratory =wandering
migrate= move from one region and settle in another
milieu =social environment; means of expression
militant =combative; bellicose
militate =work against
militia =army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers
millennium= thousand-year period
mime =pantomime (act without dialogue)
Mimic= pantomime
mimicry= imitation
minatory =menacing; threatening
mincing =affectedly dainty (delicate)
mince= cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces
mingle= mix together in close association
miniature= small model; small painting
minion =servile dependent; obsequious follower
minuscule= (miniscule) extremely small
minute =extremely small
minutes= official record of the proceedings at a meeting
minutiae= petty or trivial details
mirage= unreal reflection; optical illusion
mire =entangle; stick in swampy ground
mirth= merriment; laughter
misadventure= mischance; ill luck
misanthrope= one who hates mankind
misapprehension =error; misunderstanding
miscellaneous= made up of a variety of parts
miscellany= mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
mischance= ill luck
mischief =behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm
mischievous= causing mischief; playfully troublesome
misconduct= immoral behavior; bad management
misconstrue= interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
miscreant =wretch; wrongdoer; villain
misdemeanor= minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
miserly =stingy; mean
misgivings =doubts
mishap =unfortunate accident
misnomer= wrong or improper name
misogamy= hatred of marriage
misogynist= hater of woman
missile= object to be thrown or projected
missive =letter; written statement
mite= very small object or insect-like creature; small coin
mitigate =appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
mnemonic =pertaining to memory; assisting the memory
mobile =movable; not fixed
mock= ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
mode =prevailing style; current fashion; way of doing something
modicum= limited quantity; small amount
modish= fashionable; conforming to the current fashion
modulate= tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate
mogul =powerful person
molecule= the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
mollify =soothe an angry person
mollycoddle= pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
molt =periodically shed or cast off hairs or feathers
molten= melted
momentous =very important
momentum =quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
monarchy =government under a single ruler
monastic =related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
monetary =pertaining to money
mongrel =plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed
monochromatic= having only one color
monochrome =painting in only one color
monogram =design composed of one or more initials of a name
monograph =scholarly article
monolithic =solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding
Monolith= large block of stone
monotheism= belief in one God
monotony= sameness leading to boredom
monumental= massive; impressively large; built as a monument
moodiness= fits of depression or gloomy
moody= given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy
mood= state of mind or emotion
moratorium= legal delay of payment or action
morbid =given to unwholesome o
r unhealthy thought; moody

mordant= biting; sarcastic; stinging
mores =conventions; moral standards; moral customs
morgue= mortuary; place where bodies are kept before burial or cremation
moribund =dying; at the point of death
morose =ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
mortar= vessel in which substances are crushed with a pestle
mortician =undertaker
mortify= humiliate by embarrassing excessively; shame
mosaic =picture made of small colorful inlaid tiles
mote= small speck (esp. of dust)
motif =theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work
motility= ability to move spontaneously
Motile= moving spontaneously
motley= multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); heterogeneous
mottled =blotched in coloring; spotted
mottle= mark with blotches of different colors
motto=brief statement used to express a principle
mountebank= charlatan; boastful pretender
muddle =confuse; mix up confusedly
muggy = (of weather) warm and damp

mulct =defraud a person of something; swindle
multifarious= varied; greatly diversified
multiform =having many forms
multilingual= having many languages; fluent in several languages
multiplicity= state of being numerous or multiple; large number
Multiple =of more than one element
mundane =worldly as opposed to spiritual
munificent= very generous in giving
mural= wall painting
murky =dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague
Murk= partial or complete darkness; gloom
murmur= low, indistinct, continuous sound
muse =ponder at length
musky= having the odor of musk
musk= odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
muster= gather; assemble (troops)
musty =stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age
mutability =ability to change in form; fickleness
mutable= able to change; fickle
mute= silent; without speech; not pronounced; unable to speak
muted =silent; muffled; toned down
mutilate= maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb
mutinous= unruly; rebellious
mutiny= open rebellion
mutter =utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
myopic =nearsighted; lacking foresight
myriad =very large number
mystic =of hidden meaning and spiritual power

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