2692 M29 malign speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence Because of her hatred of the family, she maligns all who are friendly to them. 2693 M30 malignant tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor This is a malignant disease; we must have to use drastic measures to stop its spread. 2694 M31 malingerer one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work The captain ordered the sergeant to punish all malingerers and force them to work. 2695 M32 malleable (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable Gold is a malleable metal. 2696 M33 malodorous foul-smelling The component heap was most malodorous in summer. 2697 M34 mammal vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young Many people regard the whale as a fish and do not realize that it is a mammal. 2698 M35 mammoth gigantic; enormous The mammoth corporations of the twentieth century are a mixed blessing 2699 M36 manacle restrain; handcuff; N. The police immediately manacled the prisoner so he could not escape. 2700 M37 mandate order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory In his inaugural address, the President stated that he had a mandate from the people to seek an end to social evils such as poverty and poor housing. 2701 M38 mandatory obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate These instructions are mandatory; any violation will be severely punished. 2702 M39 maneuver(manoe uve r) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end 2703 M40 mange skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair 2704 M41 mangle tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies 2705 M42 mangy shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance We finally thew out the mangy rug that the dog had destroyed. 2706 M43 maniacal raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm His maniacal laughter frightened us. 2707 M44 manifest evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly His evil intentions were manifest and yet we could not stop him. 2708 M45 manifestation outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent Mozart's early attraction to the harsichord was the first manifestation of his pronounced musical bent. 2709 M46 manifesto public declaration of principles; statement of policy The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels proclaimed the principles of modern communism.
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