Machine, n. automaton (self-moving machine); mechanism; organization, system.

machinist, n. mechanician.

mad, a. crazy, insane, demented, maniacal, raving; indignant, enraged, irate, resentful; rabid; distracted, wild, infatuated. See angry.

madcap, n. hotspur, blood.—a. wild, reckless, rash.

madden, v. incense, anger, enrage, infuriate, provoke, exasperate, vex, inflame.

made up. devised, fabricated, artificial, sham, false, counterfeit.

madhouse, n. bedlam, insane asylum.

madman, n. maniac, lunatic, bedlamite; monomaniac.

madness, n. dementia, insanity, craziness, mania, lunacy; monomania; frenzy, rage, wrath, ire, resentment, fury, indignation, anger.

magazine, n. storehouse, depot, repository; periodical, publication, ephemeris.

magic, n. enchantment, conjuration, wizardry, legerdemain prestidigitation, necromancy, jugglery, sorcery; fascination, witchery, charm.

magic, a. magical, necromantic, talismanic.

magician, n. conjurer, prestidigitator, sorcerer, wizard, necromancer, juggler, thaumaturge.

magnet, n. loadstone.

magnetist, n. magnetician.

magnificence, n. grandeur, sublimity, splendor, majesty

magnificent, a. splendid, superb, sublime, majestic, stately, grand.

magnify, v. augment, amplify, enlarge; overstate, exaggerate.

maid, n. See girl; lady's maid, Abigail; soubrette.

maiden, a. virgin; chaste, undefiled, pure; unused, fresh, new.

maidenhead, n. maidenhood; hymen (virginal membrane).

maidenhood, n. maidhood, girlhood, virginity.

mail, n. armor, hauberk; scale, shell; post.

mail, v. post.

mail-carrier, n. postman, letter-carrier, courier.

main, a. principal, leading, chief, capital, cardinal, paramount; requisite, necessary; sheer, pure.

main, n. ocean, high sea; gross, bulk, majority; strength, power, might, force.

mainland, n. continent.

mainly, adv. principally, chiefly, largely.

maintain, v. support, sustain; affirm, assert, contend, claim; conduct.

maintenance, n. support, sustenance.

majestic, a. august, imperial, regal, splendid, magnificent, imposing.

majesty, n. grandeur, magnificence, augustness, splendor.

major, a. greater, larger. Antonym: minor.

majority, n. seniority, manhood; plurality. Antonyms: minority, youth.

make, v. force, compel, coerce, constrain, require, necessitate, occasion, oblige; create, construct, fabricate manufacture, compose, invent, prepare, concoct, shape, form, forge.

make, n. construction, shape, form, structure, conformation

make account of. esteem, regard.

make away. alienate, transfer, make over.

make believe. feign, pretend, simulate, personate, affect.

make-believe, a. feigned, mock, sham, counterfeit, spurious, supposititious, simulated.

make-believe, n. pretense, simulation, affectation, feint.

make bold. presume, venture, dare; embolden.

make good. fulfill, vindicate, justify, establish; indemnify, reimburse, requite; verify, corroborate, confirm, ratify, substantiate.

make headway. advance, progress, thrive, prosper.

make known. declare, announce, publish, report, proclaim.

make little of. belittle, decry, disparage.

make love to. court, woo, spark.

make out. decipher.

make over, transfer, alienate, convey; remodel, rebuild, reconstruct, revamp.

make peace between, mediate, intercede, reconcile, propitiate, pacify, conciliate.

maker, n. manufacturer, constructor, producer.

makeshift, n. expedient, substitute.

make sport of. deride, ridicule, jeer.

make unfriendly. disaffect, alienate, estrange.

make up. reconcile, adjust, compose, settle; collect, amass, accumulate; supply, complete, provide.

make up for. See make good.

make up to. accost, address, salute, speak to.

make up with. become reconciled.

make up a face. grimace.

make way. advance, proceed, progress.

making, n. construction, fabrication, workmanship, invention.

malady, n. disorder, distemper, ailment, complaint, disease.

malaria, n. miasma, miasm; fever and ague.

malarious, a. malarial, miasmatic.

male, a. masculine; staminate (Bot.).

malice, n. hatred, rancor, malevolence, animosity.

malicious, a. hateful, malevolent, rancorous, malignant.

malpractice, n. evil practice, misdoing, misbehavior.

maltreat, v. See abuse.

maltreatment, n. See abuse.

mammoth, a. colossal, gigantic, monstrous.

man, n. mortal, person, individual, adult, someone; mankind, humanity; valet; Primates, Anthropidae. Associated Words: anthropology, anthropogeny, anthropography, anthropolite, anthropoid, anthropometry, anthropometric, anthropocentric, anthropomorphic, android, manikin, ecorche, pithecanthrope, androphobia.

manacle, n. handcuff, fetter, shackle.

manacle, v. handcuff, shackle, restrain, fetter.

manage, v. conduct, administer, supervise, manipulate, superintend, engineer; contrive, husband, economize.

manageable, a. governable, tractable, docile, controllable, sequacious.

management, n. administration, conduct, guidance, regulation, superintendence, direction, procuracy, negotiation, contrivance, intrigue, economy, manipulation.

manager, n. conductor, administrator, superintendent, proctor, comptroller, economist, engineer, director.

managing, a. ruling, directing, managerial.

mandate, n. command, edict, order, injunction, precept.

mandatory, a. directory, commandatory, preceptive.

mandrake, n. mandragora; May apple.

mane, n.Associated Word: roach.

man-eater, n. cannibal, anthropophagite.

man-eating, a. cannibal, anthropophagous.

man-eating, n. cannibalism, anthropophagy.

manege, n. horsemanship, equestrianism; riding school.

maneuver, n. management, ruse, stratagem, artifice, trick, finesse.

maneuver, v. scheme, finesse, plan.

maneuverer, n. strategist, tactician.

manful, a. manly, resolute, brave.

mangel-wurtzel, n. mangold-wurtzel, scarcity-root.

mangle, v. mutilate, maim, dismember, hack; smooth, calender.

mangling, n. mutilation.

mangy, a. scabby, scurvy.

mangy creature. ronion, ronyon.

man-hater, n. misanthrope.

man-hating, a. misanthropic.

manhood, n. maturity, majority, man's estate; manliness, fortitude, resolution, manfulness; virility; humanity, men.

mania, n. madness, insanity, craziness. See insanity.

maniac, n. madman, bedlamite.

maniacal, a. raving, mad, insane, delirious.

manifest, v. show, exhibit, reveal, disclose.

manifest, a. apparent, obvious, patent.

manifestation, n. show, exhibition, revelation, disclosure.

manifold, a. many, various, sundry, diverse, multifarious, multitudinous, multiplex.

manikin, n. dwarf, pygmy, homunculus.

manipulate, v. handle, operate, manage.

manipulation, n. handling, management.

manly, a. manlike, resolute, brave, strong, dignified.

man-midwife, n. obstetrician, accoucheur.

manner, n. mode, method, style, fashion, way; bearing, demeanor, mien, air, carriage, deportment; mannerism, affectation, peculiarity; sort, kind, style; pl. civility, courtesy, politeness.

manners, n. pl. Associated Word: etiquette.

mannish, a. masculine, vigorous, bold. Antonyms: effeminate, feminine.

man of all work. factotum.

man-of-war, n. warship, battleship, cruiser.

mansion, n. palace; manor-house, hall.

man-stealer, n. kidnapper, abductor.

man-stealing, n. kidnapping, abduction.

mantle, n. cape, cloak; pallium; mantel-piece, mantel-shelf.

mantle, v. sparkle, foam, bubble, effervesce.

manual, n. handbook.

manufactory, n. factory, shop.

manufacture, n. making, fabrication, construction.

manufacture, v. make, fabricate, construct.

manufacturing, a. industrial.

manure, n. fertilizer, dung, compost, guano. Associated Word: fire-fanged.

manure, v. fertilize, enrich.

manuscript, n. copy; paleograph (an ancient manuscript).

man worship. anthropolatry.

many, a. various, numerous, sundry, divers, manifold, multitudinous, myriad, multiple, innumerable.

many-sided, a. versatile; polyhedral, polyhedrical.

many-sidedness, n. versatility.

many-times, adv. frequently, oftentimes, often, repeatedly.

many-ways, adv. variously, multifariously, diversely.

map, n. chart. Associated Words: cartography, cartographer, chorography, chorographer, atlas, hachure, contour line, culture.

map, v. sketch, plan, delineate, picture.

maple, n. Associated Words: aceric, spile.

mar, n. defacement, disfigurement, blemish, injury, defect.

mar, v. deface, damage, injure, impair.

marauder, n. See robber.

marble, n. brocatel (in a literary sense, granite-flint). Associated words: marmoreal, marmorean.

margin, n. confine, border, edge, limit, skirt, brink, rim, brim, verge. Associated Words: emarginate, emargination.

marine, a. maritime, naval, nautical, oceanic.

mariner, n. sailor, seaman.

marionette, n. puppet.

maritime, a. marine, naval, nautical.

mark, v. note, notice, remark, observe, see; indicate, betoken, characterize, stamp, imprint, impress, brand, stigmatize, label.

mark, n. characteristic, impress, impression, stamp, sign, trace, vestige, symptom, token, symbol, indication, brand, stigma; badge, cognizance; trademark, idiograph; target, bull's-eye; preeminence, distinction, prominence, earmark; wheal, weal, whelk.

marked, a. designated, noticeable, conspicuous, notable, salient.

market, n. mart, emporium, exchange, market-place.

marketable, a. salable, vendible. Antonyms: unmarketable, unsalable.

marl, n. greensand.

marriage, n. matrimony, wedlock; wedding, nuptials, espousals, nuptial rites. Antonyms: celibacy, divorce, bachelorhood, maidenhood. Associated Words: misogamy, misogamist, affiance, affianced, affinity, intermarriage, conjugality, misalliance, agamist, benedict, betroth, betrothal, desponsory, ante-nuptial, sponsal, hymeneal, schatchen, connubial, connubiality, fiance, Hymen, fiancee, troth, plight, nuptial, nuptiality, postnuptial, morganatic, banns, neogamist, matrimonial.

marriageability, n. nubility.

marriageable, a. nubile.

marriage song. epithalamium, prothalamion, prothalamium.

marrow, n. medulla, pith.

marrow-bones, n. pl. knees.

marry, v. wed, espouse.

Mars, n. Associated Word: Martian.

marsh, n. swamp, morass, fen, slough, bog, quagmire. See swamp.

marshal, v. arrange, range.

marsh gas. firedamp.

marsh grass. sedge.

marshy, a. boggy, fenny, swampy, sloughy, palustrine, paludine.

mart, n. market, emporium.

martial, a. military.

martinet, n. disciplinarian.

marvel, n. wonder, prodigy; amazement.

marvel, v. wonder.

marvelous, a. wonderful, amazing, stupendous, astonishing.

masculine, a. male; manly, virile, manful. Antonym: feminine.

masculineness, n. masculinity.

mask, n. disguise, pretext, subterfuge, screen, cloak, veil, ruse, feint, blind; domino; maskoid; masquerade; mascaron.

mask, v. disguise, masquerade, veil.

masker, n. masquerader, mummer.

masquerade, n. mask, revel; disguise.

mass, n. aggregate, aggregation, totality, lump, heap, assemblage, collection, accumulation; majority; size, bigness, bulk, dimensions, magnitude; conglomeration, agglomeration.

mass, v. amass, assemble, accumulate, agglomerate, conglomerate.

massacre, n. carnage, butchery (of human beings), slaughter, havoc.

massacre, v. butcher, slaughter.

massage, n. Associated Words: masseuse, masseur, massotherapeutics, massotherapy.

Mass book. missal.

massive, a. ponderous, bulky, immense, huge, cumbersome, massy.

massy, a. massive, compacted.

mast, n. nuts, acorns.

master, n. director, lord, commander, ruler, manager, governor; employer; leader, chief; owner, possessor, proprietor; padrone. Associated Word: dominicide.

master, v. conquer, overpower, subject, subjugate, overcome, subdue, vanquish.

masterful, a. domineering, imperious, arbitrary.

master-hand, n. expert, adept, dabster.

masterly, a. skillful, proficient, adroit, dexterous, finished.

masterpiece, n. masterstroke, chef-d'oeuvre.

mastery, n. dominion, command, supremacy, superiority, rule, sway, mastership, preeminence, leadership, influence; victory, triumph; acquirement, acquisition, attainment, dexterity, skill.

masturbation, n. onanism, self-abuse, self-pollution.

mat, n. rug; matting; petate.

mat, v. felt together, entangle, twist, interweave, snarl.

match, n. tally, mate, equal, peer; contest, competition, tournament, tourney; lucifer match, locofoco.

match, v. rival, equal, cope with; contend, pit, oppose; tally, correspond, be proportionate; adapt, fit, proportion, comport, harmonize; mate, couple, combine, sort, join.

matchable, a. comparable, proportionable, correspondent, similar.

matchless, a. peerless, incomparable, inimitable, unequalled, transcendent, surpassing.

mate, n. companion, associate, friend, chum, crony, compeer, intimate, partner, colleague; match, equal; assistant, subordinate; checkmate.

mate, v. oppose, cope with, vie with, compete with; match, marry.

material, n. substance, matter, fabric, stuff, cloth, staple; plasma.

material, a. corporeal, bodily, physical; important, essential, momentous.

materiality, n. corporeity, material existence; importance.

materially, adv. substantially; essentially, vitally.

materia medica. medicines; acology.

matrimonial, a. connubial, nuptial, hymeneal, conjugal.

matrimony, n. marriage, wedlock.

matron, n. dame.

matronly, a. elderly, dignified, matronal.

matted, a. tangled, snarled, entangled.

matter, n. substance, material, body; essence, pith, embodiment, elements; importance, significance, moment, consequence, weight, materiality; pus, purulence; manuscript, copy. Associated Words: material, immaterial, materiality, immateriality, atom, molecule, chemistry, hylism, hylotheism, hylopathism, hylogenesis, materialism, physics, somatics, somatology.

matter, v. import, signify, be of importance; maturate, suppurate.

matter-of-fact, a. practical, pragmatical, unimaginative, commonplace, prosaic.

maturate, v. suppurate; mature.

maturation, n. suppuration; maturing.

mature, a. full-grown, ripe, developed, perfect; prepared, finished. Antonyms: See immature.

mature, v. ripen, develop, perfect, season.

maturity, n. development, ripeness, perfection, completion. Antonym: immaturity.

maudlin, a. over-emotional, tearful; tipsy, fuddled, intoxicated.

maul, v. pound, pommel, beat, club, cudgel.

maul, n. beetle, mall.

mauling, n. pounding, beating, clubbing, cudgelling.

maw, n. stomach; craw, crop.

mawkish, a. nauseous, sickening, loathful, disgusting; squeamish, fastidious.

maxim, n. axiom, adage, proverb, aphorism, apothegm, saw, precept.

maybe, adv. perhaps, possibly, peradventure, haply.

Mayflower, n. hawthorn, white thorn; trailing arbutus.

maze, n. perplexity, bewilderment; labyrinth, intricacy.

maze, v. perplex, bewilder, confuse, puzzle.

mazy, a. intricate, labyrinthian, confusing.

mead, n. metheglin, hydromel; meadow, lea.

meadow, n. mead, lea.

meadow mice. Arvicola. Associated Words: arvicoline, arvicolous.

meager, a. poor, emaciated, gaunt; barren, sterile, unproductive, arid.

meal, n. repast.

mealy, a. farinaceous.

mean, v. intend, purpose, design, contemplate; signify, purport, denote, betoken, imply, typify, indicate.

mean, a. contemptible, despicable, low-minded, base, abject, groveling, dishonorable, shabby, scurvy, servile, menial, undignified, unbecoming, disingenuous; obscure, ignoble, plebeian, inglorious, undistinguished, vulgar; penurious, illiberal, sordid, miserly, stingy, mercenary parsimonious, ungenerous; midway, average, moderate, middle, medium, mediocre; intermediate, mediate, intervening; insignificant, paltry, inconsequential, piddling, frivolous, inferior, poor.

mean, n. middle, medium.

meander, v. wind, turn.

meandering, a. winding, tortuous, crooked, serpentine, meandrous.

meaning, n. signification, significance, import, acceptation, intent. Associated Words: lexicology, semasiology.

meaningly, adv. significantly.

meanly, adv. dishonorably, basely, ungenerously.

means, n. property, possessions, wealth, resources, riches, estate; instrument, agency, instrumentality, method, way, facility; expedient, resource, contrivance, resort, device, artifice.

meantime, n. interval, interim, meanwhile.

meantime, adv. meanwhile.

meanwhile, adv. meantime, during the interval.

measles, n. rubeola.

measurable, a. mensurable, computable.

measure, n. gauge, rule; dimensions, capacity, size, extent, degree, limit; quantity, amount; proportion, allotment, share; metre; act, step, means.

measure, v. gauge, mete; appraise, estimate, compute, adjust; allot, mete out, apportion, distribute.

measureless, a. immeasurable.

measurement, n. mensuration; dimensions, size, extent, area, capacity, bulk.

meat, n. flesh (of animals). See flesh.

meat pie. mince pie; pasty.

mechanic, n. mechanician, artisan, artificer, handicraftsman, craftsman.

mechanical, a. automatic, involuntary.

mechanician, n. machinist.

medal, n. medallion.

meddle, v. interfere, interpose, intermeddle, obtrude.

meddlesome, a. officious, intrusive, obtrusive, pragmatical, intermeddling.

meddling, n. interference, intrusion, intermeddling.

mediation, n. intercession.

mediator, n. intercessor. See peacemaker.

mediatorial, a. intercessory, mediatory, propitiatory.

medical, a. medicinal, therapeutical, therapeutic, curative.

medicinal, a. medicative, medical, therapeutic.

medicine, n. materia medica, medicament, remedy, restorative, corrective, specific, physic, antidote, tonic, panacea; nostrum.

mediocre, a. middling, ordinary, medium, commonplace.

mediocrity, n. commonplaceness, indifference, middle state.

meditate, v. contemplate, muse, ponder, cogitate, reflect, think.

meditation, n. contemplation, musing, cogitation, reflection, thought.

meditative, a. thoughtful, contemplative, reflective.

Mediterranean Sea. Associated Word: Levant.

medium, a. intermediate, middling, mean, average, mediocre.

medium, n. middle; means, instrumentality, agency; menstruum; psychic.

medley, n. mixture, jumble, hodgepodge, potpourri, olio, melange, farrago.

meed, n. reward, recompense, prize; merit, desert, worth.

meek, a. humble, unassuming, modest, retiring, docile, lowly.

meerschaum, n. magnesite, seafoam, sepiolite.

meet, v. encounter, confront, collide, converge, engage; intercept; assemble, congregate, convene, collect, muster; agree, harmonize, unite; equal, satisfy, fulfill, match. Antonyms: avoid, elude, escape, disperse, scatter.

meet, a. suitable, proper, befitting, seemly, appropriate.

meeting, n. assembly, assemblage, congregation, convention, convocation, conference, synod, mall, concourse, gathering, mustering; juncture, convergence, crossing, junction, confluence; encounter; collision, clash; interception; interview; tryst, rendezvous.

melancholia, n. hypochondria, hypochondriasis.

melancholy, n. despondency, hypochondria, dejection, disconsolation, melancholia.

melancholy, a. despondent, hypochondriac, depressed, disconsolate, dispirited.

melee, n. affray, scuffle, set-to, brawl, fight (hand to hand).

melodious, a. tuneful, harmonious, dulcet, musical, sweet, euphonious, ariose, mellifluous.

melody, n. music; descant, tune, song, air, theme. Antonyms: discord, dissonance.

melt, v. dissolve, liquefy, thaw, fuse, soften, blend, swale, colliquate.

meltable, a. dissolvable, soluble, liquefiable, fusible.

melted, a. molten.

melting, a. dissolving, thawing; affecting, touching.

melting, n. dissolution, liquefaction, fusion, thawing, inteneration, dissipation, colliquation.

melting-pot, n. crucible.

member, n. part, organ, limb; constituent, component, part.

memento, n. souvenir, keepsake, memorial.

memoir, n. biography, autobiography.

memorandum, n. record, minute, note.

memorial, a. commemorative.

memory, n. remembrance, recollection, reminiscence; retrospection. Antonyms: oblivion, forgetfulness, Lethe, amnesia, ecmnesia. Associated words: mnemonics, mnemonic, mnemonician, mnemotechny, phrenotypics, Mnemosyne, immortalize, immemorial, memorable, memorabilia, memorize, remember, amnesic.

menace, n. threat, threatening.

menace, v. threaten.

menacing, a. threatening, minatory.

menage, n. household, family.

mend, v. repair, patch; improve.

mendacious, a. lying, untruthful, false, deceitful.

mendacity, n. untruthfulness, lying, falsehood, lie, untruth.

mendicant, n. beggar.—a. begging.

mending, n. repairing, patching, restoration; improvement.

menial, a. serving; low, servile.

mental, a. intellectual.

mentality, n. intellectuality.

mentor, n. monitor, counselor, guide.

mentorial, a. admonitory, monitory.

mercantile, a. trading, commercial.

mercenary, a. hired, hireling, purchased; greedy, sordid, avaricious, grasping.

mercenary, n. hireling.

merchandise, n. wares, goods, commodities.

merchant, n. trader, dealer, trafficker, shopkeeper, tradesman.

merchantable, a. salable, vendible, marketable.

merciful, a. pitiful, lenient, clement, compassionate, benignant, indulgent, kind, gracious, forgiving.

merciless, a. unmerciful, remorseless, cruel, pitiless, ruthless, inexorable, implacable.

Mercury, n. Hermes; quicksilver; messenger.

Mercury's staff. caduceus.

mercy, n. clemency, pity, lenity, leniency, lenience, compassion, forgiveness, placability; discretion, disposal; blessing, favor. Antonyms: revenge, implacability, inclemency, incompassion.

mercy seat. propitiatory.

merely, a. purely, absolutely; simply, barely, only.

merge, v. swallow up, absorb, immerse, take in; be swallowed up, be absorbed.

merger, n. absorption.

meridian, n. noon, midday; culmination, zenith, pinnacle, apex. Antonym: nadir.

meridian, a. midday, meridional.

merit, n. desert, worth, meed, worthiness; worth, excellence, goodness; reward; pl. claim, right. Antonym: demerit.

merit, v. deserve, earn.

meritorious, a. worthy, commendable, meedful, deserving.

merriment, n. mirth, gayety, glee, levity, laughter, sportiveness, jocularity.

merry, a. mirthful, gay, jolly, gleeful, jovial, sportive, jocular, bonny.

mesa, n. tableland, plateau.

mesh, n. net, network.

mess, n. rations, food; mixture, medley, farrago, litter, hodgepodge, jumble, melange.

message, n. communication, notice, word; telegram, despatch, cablegram.

messenger, n. courier, herald, forerunner, precursor, harbinger, mercury, emissary.

metaphor, n. simile.

meteor, n. fireball, shooting star; bolis, bolide.

meteoric stone. meteorite, aerolite.

methodical, a. systematic, orderly, methodic. Antonyms: immethodical, unsystematic.

meticulous, a. timid, fearful, diffident.

mettle, n. spirit, disposition; pluck, nerve, hardihood, stamina, spirit.

mettled, a. high-spirited, mettlesome, fiery, ardent.

mettlesome, a. spirited, mettled.

mew, v. moult.

mew, n. cage, coop; sea-mew, gull, cob.

miasma, n. malaria.

miaul, n. mew, caterwaul.

midbrain, n. mesencephalon.

midday, n. noon, meridian, noontide.

middle, a. mean, medial; intermediate, intervening.

middle, n. center, midst.

Middle Ages. Associated Words: medieval, medievalism, medievalist, medievals.

middle class. bourgeoisie.

middleman, n. factor, go-between, agent, broker, commissioner.

middling, a. mediocre, medium, passable, tolerable, average, so-so, ordinary.

midwife, n. accoucheuse, obstetrician (female).

midwifery, n. obstetrics, tocology.

mien, n. aspect, air, manner, demeanor, appearance, bearing, deportment.

miff, n. pique, pet, tiff, displeasure.

miff, v. displease, vex, offend (slightly).

miffed, a. offended, displeased, piqued, provoked.

might, n. strength, power, force, puissance, potency.

mighty, a. strong, powerful, potent, invincible.

mighty, adv. (Colloq.) very.

migratory, a. roving, wandering, nomadic, unsettled.

Mikado, n. Emperor of Japan.

mild, a. gentle, indulgent, tender, merciful, clement, lenient, bland, demulcent, lenitive, emollient, mitigative. Antonyms: severe, drastic, rigorous, violent, harsh.

mildew, n. mould, mustiness, must, blight.

military, a. martial.

military command. strategy, generalship, tactics, logistics.

military dress. regimentals, uniform.

military rule. stratocracy.

militia, n. troops, military; trainband.

milk, n. Associated Words: emulsion, emulsify, lacteal, lactiferous, lactation milch, lactometer lactic, lactivorous, koumiss, whey, curd, serum, lactage, rennet, clabber, lactifuge, casein, curdle, posset.

milkiness, n. lactescence.

milkmaid, n. dairymaid.

milkman, n. dairyman.

milk room. dairy.

milky, a. lacteal, lactean, emulsive.

Milky Way. Galaxy.

milt, n. spleen.

mimic, n. mime, mimicker, imitator, personator.

mimic, v. personate, ape, imitate, mock.

mimicry, n. mocking; imitation, mimesis.

mince, v. hash.

mind, v. obey, regard; consider, heed, mark, note; purpose, intend, design. Antonyms: disobey, disregard, ignore.

mind, n. intellect, faculties; opinion, judgment; temperament, humor, disposition. Associated Words: mental, mentality, mentally, intellectual, intellectuality, intellectually, psychic, psychical, psychiatry, psychography, psychology, psychologist, menticulture, alienist, alienism, telepathy, telepathic, noemics, nomology, nooelogy metaphysics, psychotherapy, psychotherapeutics, psychodynamic, psychopathology, psychopathic, psychological, psychopathy, psychosis, noetic, subliminal, compos mentis, non compos mentis.

mindful, a. heedful, regardful, observant.

mindless, a. irrational; unmindful, heedless, inattentive.

mingle, v. blend, mix, intermix, amalgamate, intermingle, incorporate; consort, associate, fraternize.

mingling, n. blending, mixture, intermixture, amalgamation.

minister, n. ambassador, envoy, plenipotentiary, delegate: ecclesiastic, parson, divine, rector. See clergyman.

minister, v. administer, serve; officiate.

ministerial, a. clerical; ambassadorial.

ministration, n. officiating, ministry.

ministry, n. ministration; cabinet, administration.

minnow, n. minim, minny.

minny, n. minnow.

minor, a. subordinate, secondary, less, smaller.

minority, n. nonage, pupilage.

minstrel, n. gleeman, bard.

mint, v. coin.

minute, a. little, tiny, microscopic, diminutive; critical, precise, particular, circumstantial.

minute, n. moment; memorandum, record, item, note.

minutiae, n. pl. details.

miraculous, a. supernatural, hyperphysical, incredible.

mire, n. slough, ooze, mud, slime.

mirror, n. reflector, looking-glass, speculum; cheval glass.

mirror, v. reflect.

mirth, n. merriment, jollity, glee, gayety, fun.

mirthful, a. merry, jolly, gleeful, gay, sportive.

miry, a. oozy, slimy, muddy.

misapply, v. misemploy, pervert, misuse.

miscarriage, n. frustration, failure; abortion.

miscellaneous, a. mixed, diversified, promiscuous, heterogeneous, diverse, multifarious.

miscellany, n. medley, mixture; symposium, anthology.

misdeed, n. offense, misdemeanor.

misdemeanor, n. offense, transgression.

misdoer, n. malefactor, offender, delinquent.

misdoing, n. See wrong-doing.

misemploy, v. pervert, misuse, misapply, prostitute.

misemployment, n. misapplication, misuse, perversion, prostitution.

miser, n. niggard, muckworm, curmudgeon, skinflint, hunks, lickpenny, pinchfist, screw, scrimp.

miserable, a. wretched, abject; deplorable, grievous, pitiable, calamitous; mean, despicable, contemptible, base, arrant, sordid, groveling.

miserly, a. niggardly, avaricious, sordid, parsimonious, penurious, close-fisted, close, stingy, curmudgeonly, hard-fisted.

misfortune, n. disaster, calamity, frustration, mischance, reverse, affliction, mishap, bad luck.

misgiving, n. doubt, suspicion, evil premonition.

misgovern, v. misrule.

misgovernment, n. maladministration, misrule.

mishap, n. See accident.

mishmash, n. medley, mixture.

misinterpret, v. misconstrue.

misinterpretation, n. misconstruction.

misleading, a. delusive, deceitful, fallacious, illusive.

misnaming, n. misnomer.

misrepresent, v. falsify, distort.

misrepresentation, n. falsification, distortion.

misrule, n. misgovernment, maladministration.

miss, n. failure, miscarriage; omission, oversight, default, mistake, error.

miss, v. fail, miscarry, skip, omit, overlook.

misshapen, a. deformed, unshapely.

missile, n. projectile, dejectile.

missing, a. absent, wanting.

mission, n. commission, delegation; errand, trust.

missionary, n. evangelist, missioner, revivalist, propagandist.

misspelling, n. cacography.

misstate, v. falsify, distort, misrepresent.

misstatement, n. falsification, misrepresentation.

misstep, n. faux pas.

mist, n. mizzle, misle, drizzle; fog, haze, brume.

mist, v. mizzle, drizzle; obscure, dim, befog.

mistake, n. misunderstanding, misapprehension, misconception; error, blunder, oversight, solecism, faux pas. impropriety, bull.

mistranslate, v. misrender, misconstrue, misinterpret.

mistreat, v. misuse, abuse, maltreat.

mistreatment, n. misuse, abuse, maltreatment.

mistress, n. matron, superior; sweetheart, flame, dulcinea, ladylove, amaryllis; paramour, concubine; demirep, lorette, Delilah, Phryne, corotte.

mistrust, v. doubt, question, suspect, distrust, apprehend.

mistrustful, a. distrustful, suspicious, apprehensive.

misty, a. obscure, hazy, foggy, orumous.

misunderstand, v. misconceive, miscomprehend, misapprehend.

misunderstanding, n. misconception, miscomprehension, misapprehension; variance, disagreement, dissension, controversy.

misuse, v. misapply, prostitute, pervert, profane; maltreat, abuse.

misuse, n. misapplication, prostitution, perversion, profanation, maltreatment, abuse.

mite, n. molecule, speck, atom, particle, mote.

mites, n. pl. Acarina.

mitigate, v. meliorate, alleviate, assuage, temper.

mitigation, n. melioration, alleviation, assuagement.

mitigative, a. assuasive, meliorative, mollifying.

mix, v. mingle, blend, combine, concoct, incorporate, amalgamate, commingle, impregnate, commix, compound, intermix, intersperse, interlard; associate, consort, fraternize.

mixable, a. miscible.

mixed, a. mingled, blended, amalgamated, compounded; promiscuous, miscellaneous, composite, conglomerate, indiscriminate, heterogeneous, motley. Antonyms: assorted, selected, unmixed.

mixture, n. blending, mingling, amalgamation, incorporation, conglomeration, infusion, intermixture, commixture, compound, decoction, concoction; medley, miscellany, gallimaufry, maslin, olio, farrago, hodgepodge, salmagundi, jumble, melange, heterogoneity, promiscuity.

moat, n. fosse, graffe.

mob, n. rabble, rabblerout; populace, canaille, riffraff.

mob law. lynch law.

mob rule. mobocracy, ochlocracy.

mock, a. sham, spurious, counterfieit, imitational.

mock, v. mimic, flout, taunt, imitate, gibe, ridicule, jeer, schout; balk, disappoint, delude, tantalize, elude; defy, disregard; ape, mimic, personate.

mocker, n. scorner, scoffer, jeerer; mimic.

mockery, n. mimicry, ridicule, derision, jeering, scouting, counterfeit, sham, travesty, farce; disappointment.

mocking, a. derisive, jeering; imitating, mimicking.

mode, n. manner, method, fashion, vogue, style.

model, n. pattern, prototype, exemplar, gauge, criterion, standard, paragon, archetype; manikin, manequin.

model, v. fashion, mould, shape.

model, a. exemplary.

moderate, v. temper, appease, diminish, mitigate, reduce.

moderate, a. sparing, temperate, frugal; reasonable, calm, deliberate; temperate, mild, clement, open; mediocre medium. Antonyms: See immoderate.

moderation, n. mitigation, diminution; temperance, restraint; calmness.

modest, a. unassuming, shy, unpretentious, unpretending, unobtrusive, retiring, demure, coy, reserved, unostentatious. Antonyms: See immodest.

modesty, n. unobtrusiveness, humility; delicacy, chastity, purity, decency, pudicity. Antonyms: immodesty, boldness, indelicacy.

modify, v. limit, qualify, adjust.

modulate, v. inflect; harmonize, attune, adjust, adapt.

modulation, n. inflection; adaptation, adjustment.

mogul, n. Mongolian; lord.

Mohammedan, n. Mahometan, Mussulman, Moslem, Saracen.

Mohammedanism, n. Mahometanism, Islam, Islamism, Moslemism.

moist, a. damp, humid, dank.

moisten, v. dampen, damp, wet.

moisture, n. dampness, humidity; humor. Associated Words: hygrostatics, hygrograph, hygrometer, hygroscopic, hygrometric, hygrometry, deliquescent.

molasses, n. treacle.

molecule, n. atom, monad.

molest, v. disturb, trouble, annoy.

molestation, n. disturbance.

mollify, v. appease, pacify, tranquilize.

moment, n. instant, minute, jiffy, trice; force, momentum, impetus; importance, materiality, weight, consequence.

momentary, a. instantaneous, transient.

momentum, n. impetus, force, moment.

monarch, n. sovereign. See ruler.

monarchy, n. sovereignty, kingdom, empire, realm.

monastery, n. abbey, priory, cloister, convent; hospice.

monetary, a. pecuniary.

money, n. currency, coin, capital, funds, finances, change, legal tender, lucre, pelf, specie, sterling, revenue, assets, wherewithal, spondulics (Slang); wampum; boodle; bribe; bonus. Associated Words: bullion, cambist, bank, banker, capitalist, chrysology, till, coffer, economics, coin, coinage, mint, mintage, financial, financier, Mammon, treasury, treasurer, monetary, monetize, monetization, demonetize, demonetization, numismatist, mumismatics, alimony, cameralistics, almoner, alms, numismatology.

mongrel, a. hybrid.

monitor, n. mentor, adviser, counselor.

monk, n. religious, monastic, cenobite, anchoret, friar, abbe, fakir. Associated Words: monkish, monastic, monastery, monasticism, conventual.

monk's-hood, n. wolfsbane, aconite.

monk's hood. cowl.

monkeylike, a. simious.

monogram, n. cipher.

monologist, n. soliloquist.

monologue, n. soliloquy.

monopolize, v. engross, forestall.

monotonous, a. unvaried, uniform, uninteresting, humdrum, tedious.

monotony, n. monotone, tedium.

monster, n. prodigy, enormity, abnormality, monstrosity lusus naturae; fiend, brute, ogre, villain; Cerberus, Chimera, Minotaur, Bucentaur.

monstrosity, n. abnormality, monster, lusus naturae.

monstrous, a. abnormal; enormous, colossal; atrocious.

month, n. Associated Words: ultimo, proximo, instant.

monthly, a. mensal, menstrual.

monument, n. tombstone, memorial; cenotaph; dolmen, cromlech. Associated Words: epitaph, lapidary.

mood, n. humor.

moon, n. satellite; Luna, Cynthia. Associated Words: selenology, selenography, apogee, wax, wane, epigee, selenocentric, selenograph, halo, orb, lunar, lunarian, interlunary, lunation, appulse, crescent, luniform.

moonshine, n. balderdash, flummery, fustian, nonsense.

moot, a. undecided, unsettled, debatable.

mooted, a. moot.

mop, n. malkin, swab; merkin (cannon mop).

mopboard, n. baseboard, surbase.

mopish, a. dejected, glum, dumpish, listless, dull, spiritless.

moral, a. ethical; virtuous, good; accountable, responsible, probable. Antonyms: immoral, licentious.

moral insanity. aesthesiomania.

morality, n. virtue, rectitude, probity, goodness. Antonym: immorality.

moral philosophy. deontology, ethology, ethics.

morass, n. slough, quagmire, bog, marsh, swamp.

Mormon, n. Latter-day Saint.

morning, n. forenoon; dawn, daybreak, aurora, cock-crowing, sunrise.

morning, a. matin, matutinal.

morning concert. (in the open air) aubade.

morning reception. levee.

morning service. matins.

morose, a. churlish, sulky, sullen, moody, splenetic, unamiable.

morsel, n. bite, mouthful; fragment, crumb, scrap.

mortally, adv. fatally.

mortar, n. Associated Word: pestle.

mortification, n. gangrene; chagrin, humiliation, abasement, embarrassment; repression, subjection.

mortify, v. gangrene; chagrin, embarrass, abase; repress, deny, restrain.

mosaic, a. tessellated, inlaid, variegated.

most, n. majority.

mote, n. particle, speck, mite.

moth-eaten, a. moth-fretted.

mother, n. materfamilias, matron, matriarch; generatrix; dam. Associated Words: cognate, cognation, matricide, maternalism, uterine, matriarchy, matriarchal.

motherhood, n. maternity.

motherly, a. maternal.

mother-of-pearl, n. nacre.

motion, n. movement, activity; gesture, signal, gesticulation; port, gait; impulse. Antonyms: inertia, rest, stagnation, immobility, quiescence, repose.

motionless, a. stationary, inert, stagnant, quiescent.

motive, n. incentive, inducement, incitement.

mottled, a. piebald, party-colored, spotted.

mould, n. matrix, matrice; pattern, model; mouldiness, mildew, blight, smut, fungus.

mould, v. form, shape, model, cast; knead.

mouldy, a. musty, mildewed, fusty, decaying.

moult, v. mew, exuviate.

moulting, n. exuviation.

mount, v. ascend; bestride.

mountain, n. mount. Associated Words: orology, orography, orogeny, montiform, butte, arete, spur, montanic, intermontane, oread, mountainous, ultramontane, bergstock, subalpine, alpenstock, range, ridge, submontane, alpestrine.

mountebank, n. quack; charlatan, impostor, empiric.

mourn, v. deplore, lament, regret, grieve, repine, sorrow, bemoan, bewail.

mournful, a. sorrowful, lugubrious, doleful, woful.

mourning, n. sorrow, grief, bereavement; weeds.

mouse, n. murine, rodent; pl. mice, vermin.

mousing, a. meddlesome, prying, intrusive.

mouthpiece, n. embouchure; spokesman.

movable, a. portable, mobile. Antonyms: immovable, fast, immobile.

move, v. transfer; migrate, immigrate, emigrate, remove; impel, propel, actuate, influence; budge, stir.

movement, n. motion, locomotion, transference, removal.

movement cure. kinesiatrics, kinesitherapy, lingism.

moving, a. motive.

mow, v. reap.

mowing, n. reaping.

mucus, n. phlegm.

mud, n. mire, ooze, muck; silt.

mud bath. illutation.

muddiness, n. turbidness, feculence, obscurity, miriness.

muddle, v. confuse, fuddle, bewilder.

muddle, n. confusion.

muddled, a. confused, addled.

muddy, a. feculent, turbid, roily; opaque, intransparent, confused, involved, incoherent.

mud-eating, a. limivorous.

muffle, v. wrap, envelop; deaden, subdue.

muffler, n. scarf, tippet.

mulct, n. fine, amercement.

mule, n. hybrid, hinny.

mule-driver, n. muleteer.

mulish, a. See stubborn.

mull, v. ruminate, ponder, cogitate.

mulligrubs, n. (Slang) colic.

multitude, n. crowd, throng, host.

mum, a. silent, speechless, dumb, mute.

mumble, v. mutter, maunder, mump.

mumbling, a. muttering, inarticulate, indistinct, incoherent.

mummery, n. masquerade, mimicry.

mumpish, a. moody, sullen, morose, sulky, unamiable.

mumps, n. parotitis; sullenness, the sulks.

munch, v. craunch.

murder, n. homicide.

murderer, n. homicide.

murderous, a. sanguinary, homicidal, fell.

muriatic acid. hydrochloric acid.

murky, a. lowering, dark.

murmur, v. grumble, complain, repine.

murmur, n. plaint, complaint; purl, babble; undertone.

murmuring, a. complaining, querulous, repining.

muscle, n. brawn, thew; sinew, tendon.

muscular, a. brawny, thewy, sinewy, stalwart.

muse, v. contemplate, ruminate, brood, ponder, mull, reflect.

muse, n. contemplation, meditation, revery.

Muses, n. pl. Pierides, tuneful nine (Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Urania). Associated Word: Pierian.

mushroom, a. ephemeral, transitory.

mushrooms, n. pl. Fungi, agaric, Agaricaceae. Associated Words: mycology, agaricin, pileus, gills, spore. See Fungi.

music, n. melody, symphony, harmony; melodies, harmonics.

musical, a. melodious, harmonious, tuneful, symphonious.

musical entertainment. musicale, concert.

muskmelon, n. cantaloupe.

muss, n. confusion, litter, jumble, disorder.—v. disarrange, rumple, dishevel.

mustard plaster. sinapism.

muster, v. assemble, marshal.

musty, a. mildewed, fusty, mouldy, frowzy, rank, stale.

mute, a. dumb, obmutescent; silent, speechless.

mutilate, v. maim, dismember, mangle.

mutilation, n. maim, dismemberment, mangling.

mutinous, a. rebellious, insubordinate, seditious, insurgent, insurrectionary.

mutiny, n. insurrection, rebellion, insubordination, revolt.

mutter, v. maunder.

muttering, a. inarticulate, indistinct, maundering.

mutual, a. reciprocal.

mutuality, n. correlation, reciprocation, interchange.

muzzle, v. restrain, repress.

mysterious, a. inscrutable, cryptic, obscure, unexplainable, enigmatical, unfathomed, unfathomable, abstruse, mystic, inexplicable, recondite, cabalistic, occult, unexplained.

mystery, n. secret, enigma, riddle, intricacy, arcanum.

mystic, a. occult, esoteric, cabalistic, mystical.

mystification, n. bewilderment, perplexity, obfuscation.

mystify, v. bewilder, perplex, obfuscate, befog, nonplus.

mystifying, a. perplexing, confusing, bewildering, mysterious.

myth, n. legend, tradition, fable.

mythical, a. fabulous, legendary, traditional.