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liberal, munificent, princely; hypertrophied; spacious, commodious,

lariat, n. lasso, reata.

lark, n. frolic.

larrup, v. (Colloq.) whip, beat, trounce, flog.

larva, n. caterpillar, grub, maggot; pl. larvæ. Associated
words: silphology, pupa, chrysalis.

lascivious, a. lewd, libidinous, salacious. See lustful.

lash, n. scourge, thong, whip.

lash, v. scourge, castigate, flagellate; satirize, scold, rate. See

lashing, n. scourging, castigation, flagellation; satire, scolding,

lassitude, n. languor, weariness, exhaustion, languidness,

lasso, n. lariat, cabestro, reata.

last, a. final, hindmost, farthest, latest, ultimate.

last, v. continue, endure, remain.

lasting, a. enduring, durable, permanent, imperishable, abiding.
Antonyms: ephemeral, transitory, fleeting, transient, fugitive,

lastingness, n. durability, permanence, indestructibility,

lastly, adv. finally.

late, a. tardy, delayed; recent.

lately, adv. recently.

latent, a. concealed, dormant, undeveloped, hidden.

later, a. subsequent, posterior.

latitude, n. breadth, width; room, range, scope, extent, freedom;

lattice, n. trellis, lattice-work; cancelli; grille.

lattice-work, n. lattice, trellis, treillage, espailier.

laud, v. extol, praise. See praise.

laundable, a. praisworth, commendable. Antonyms: illaudable,
unpraiseworthy, indign.

laudatory, a. panegyrical, eulogistic, encomiastic, adulatory,

laugh, v. cachinnate, roar, giggle, snicker, titter, chuckle, grin,
twitter, cackle, chortle, hawhaw.

laughable, a. risible, comic, ludicrous, droll, facetious, farcical,
amusing. See funny.

laughing, a. merry, gleeful, mirthful, smiling.

laughing gas. protoxide of nitrogen, nitrous oxide, hyponitrous

lattice-work, n. lattice, trellis, treillage, espalier.

laud, v. extol, praise. See praise.

laudable, a. praiseworthy, commendable. Antonyms: illaudable,
unpraiseworthy, indign.

laudatory, a. panegyrical, eulogistic, encomiastic, adulatory,

laugh, v. cachinnate, roar, giggle, snicker, titter, chuckle, grin,
twitter, cackle, chortle, hawhaw.

laughable, a. risible, comic, ludicrous, droll, facetious, farcical,
amusing. See funny.

laughing, a. merry, gleeful, mirthful, smiling.

laughing gas. protoxide of nitrogen, nitrous oxide, hyponitrous

laughter, n. mirth, laugh, cachinnation, giggle, snicker, roar,
cackle, grin, chortle, chuckle, guffaw, titter. Associated Words:
risible, risibles, risibility, risorial, abderian, sardonic, geloscopy,

laugh to scorn. deride, ridicule.

launch, v. set afloat; set going, start; throw, hurl; expatiate,

lava field. pedregal (Mexico and Western U.S.).

lavish, a. profuse, prodigal, free, unstinted; superabundant,
immoderate, excessive, exuberant.

lavish, v. spend lavishly, bestow with profusion.

law, n. statute, ordinance, edict, enactment, decree, canon, usage.
Associated Words: jurisprudence, nomology, nomography, nomocracy,
antinomy, dysnomy, neonomian, code, codex, codify, codification, digest,
forensic, legislate, legislation, legislative, enact, ordain, repeal,
veto, jurat, juratory, juridic, juridical, jurist, juris consult,
publicist, jurisprudent, juristic, pandect, moratory, judicial,
causidical, nomothetic, nomistic.

law-breaker, n. criminal, malefactor, culprit, felon, delinquent,
offender, sinner.

law-breaking, n. crime, misdemeanor, transgression, violation.

lawful, a. legal, legitimate, licit, legalized. Antonyms: See

lawfulness, n. legality, legitimacy. Antonyms: unlawfulness,

lawing, n. litigation, lawsuit.

lawless, a. anarchical, riotous, mobocratic, licentious.

lawlessness, n. anarchy, unrestraint, abandon, mobocracy, license,

lawmaker, n. legislator, lawgiver, Solon.

lawmaking, n. legislation.

lawsuit, n. litigation, case, suit, action. Associated Words:
litigant, litigate, litigious, litigable, barratry.

lawyer, n. attorney, counselor, barrister, counsel, advocate,
attorney-at-law, solicitor; pettifogger; (dishonest) shyster.
Associated Words: client, clientele.

lax, a. loose, slack, flabby, relaxed; loose, vague, equivocal,
doubtful; slack, remiss, negligent; unrestrained, dissolute, licentious.

laxative, a. aperient.

laxative, n. aperient.

laxness, n. laxity, looseness; relaxation, flabbiness; remissness,
negligence, slackness.

lay, v. deposit, place; impose, assess; impute, charge, ascribe,
attribute; submit, present, offer; superimpose.

lay, n. song, ballad, lyric.

lay, a. laic, laical.

layer, n. stratum, course, tier.

laymen, n. pl. laity.

lay open. uncover, reveal, expose, disclose, exhibit, show.

lay over. overlay, cover, apply; defer, postpone, prorogue.

lay siege to. besiege, beset, bombard, obsess.

lay to heart. take to heart, be grieved at, feel keenly, consider

lay up. store, treasure, save, hoard, garner; confine, disable.

lay wait for. lie in ambush for.

lay waste. desolate, devastate, pillage, sack, spoliate.

laziness, n. indolence, sloth.

lazy, a. indolent, slothful, sluggard, dronish. Antonyms: diligent,
industrious, sedulous, hardworking.

lazy person. sluggard, drone, idler.

lea, n. meadow, lay, mead.

leach, v. lixiviate.

leaching, n. lixiviation.

lead, n. _plumbum_ (Chem.); graphite, plumbago (black lead);
plummet; blende (mock lead).

lead, v. guide, conduct, escort, direct; precede; induce, entice,
influence, allure, persuade, actuate, impel; conduce, contribute, tend;
have precedence; have charge of, command, head.

lead, n. precedence, initiative, command, guidance.

lead astray. mislead, seduce.

leader, n. guide, commander, corypheus, pilot, bellwether,
protagonist, chief.

leadership, n. direction, command, guidance; primacy, supremacy,
domination, hegemony.

leading, a. chief, principal, premiere, influential, guiding.

leaf, n. blade, spire; folio; lithophyll (fossil leaf). Associated
words: foliar, foliferous, foliaceous, foliation, defoliate, defoliation,
frond, bract, frondation, frondesce, frondescence, verticil, whorl,
acanthus deciduous, indeciduous.

leaf-green, n. chlorophyll.

leaf-stalk, n. petiole.

league, n. alliance, confederation, coalition, confederacy, union,
federation, association.

league, v. combine, confederate.

leak, v. percolate, filter, ooze.

leaky, a. defective.

lean, v. incline, slope, recline, tend; rely, depend; careen.

lean, a. thin, lank, spare, meager, poor, skinny, gaunt, emaciated,
marcid, angular; slender, scant, bare.

leaning, a. reclining, inclining, supine.

leaning, n. inclination, tendency, propensity, bent, bias, proneness,
predisposition, proclivity; reclination.

lean-to, n. penthouse, addition, shed.

leap, v. spring, jump, vault, bound, caper, gambol, prance, cavort,

leap, n. spring, jump, vault, bound, capriole.

leaping, a. springing, jumping, salient, saltigrade, saltatory.

leaping, n. springing, saltation, salience.

leap year. bissextile.

learn, v. master, acquire knowledge.

learned, a. educated, erudite, lettered, scholarly.

learning, n. education, erudition, lore, scholarship, knowledge.
Associated Words: savant, philomath, philomathy, misology, oracle,
pedant, pedantry.

lease, v. let, demise, rent.

lease, n. letting, demise; tenure. Associated Words: lessee,

least, n. minimum. Associated Words: minimize, minimization.

least, a. smallest, minimum.

leather-burning, n. pyrography.

leathery, a. coriaceous, tough, alutaceous.

leave, n. permission; leave-taking, adieu, farewell, _congé_;
withdrawal, retirement, departure, leaving, egress.

leave, v. depart from, vacate, retire from; abandon, forsake, desert;
abstain from, forego, desist from, forbear; permit, allow, let; commit,
give over, intrust, consign, deliver; will, bequeath, devise; depart, set
out, start, go.

leaves, n. pl. foliage, leafage. See leaf.

leavetaking, n. farewell, valedictory, _congé_, adieu.

leavings, n. pl. remnants, fragments, offal, refuse, waste, scraps,
culls, orts.

lecher, n. rake, libertine, whoremonger.

lechery, n. libertinism, licentiousness.

lecture, n. discourse, address, dissertation, prelection; reproof,

lecture, v. discourse, address; reprove, censure, rate, upbraid,

ledge, n. shelf; reef, ridge (of rocks); layer, stratum, lode.

left, n. Associated Words: sinister, sinistral, sinistrality,
sinistrorse, sinistrorsal, haw, port, larboard.

left-hand, a. sinister, left.

left-handed, a. sinister, ambilevous.

leg, n. limb, shank, shin; (bones of the leg) tibia, fibula, femur,
thigh bone, epipodiale. Associated Words: crotch, hock, hough, solen,
cradle, puttee, hip, thigh, haunch gyve, scarpines, calf, galligaskins,
spatterdashes, leggings.

legacy, n. bequest, devise.

legal, a. lawful, legitimate. Antonym: illegal.

legality, n. lawfulness, legitimacy. Antonym: illegality.

legalize, v. legitimize. Antonyms: illegalize, illegitimize.

legate, n. ambassador, envoy, representative.

legation, n. embassy.

legend, n. fable, myth; posy, inscription, motto.

legendary, a. mythical, traditional.

legerdemain, n. jugglery, sleight of hand.

legible, a. readable, decipherable. Antonym: illegible.

legion, n. host, horde, army.

legions, n. pl. battalions, troops, soldiers.

legitimate, a. lawful. Antonym: illegitimate.

lemon, n. Associated Words: citric, citrine, citrination, citrus.

lend, v. loan.

lending, n. loan.

lengthen, v. extend, elongate, stretch, prolong, protract; expatiate,

lengthening, n. extension, elongation, protraction, prolongation.

lengthwise, adv. longitudinally.

lengthy, a. long, prolix, protracted, verbose.

lenient, a. compassionate. See merciful.

lenity, n. clemency, mercy, lenience.

Lent, n. Quadragesima.

lessen, v. reduce, diminish, minify, depreciate, minimize, decrease,
mitigate, abate.

lessening, n. reduction, diminution, decrease, decrement,
depreciation, mitigation, shrinkage, abatement.

Lesser Bear. Cynosure.

lesson, n. task, exercise.

let, v. allow, permit, suffer; lease, rent.

let, n. hindrance.

lethargy, n. drowsiness, stupor, unconsciousness.

letter, n. epistle, favor, missive, note; encyclic, encyclical,
decretal (letter of the Pope). Associated Words: correspond,
epistolical, epistolary, epistolean, epistolize, epistler, epistolar,
epistolography, postscript.

letter, n. initial (first letter).

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

letter for letter. _literatim_.

letters, n. pl. correspondence.

letters; n. pl. learning, literature, erudition, humanities.

let-up, n. (Colloq.) abatement, assuagement, respite, subsidence.

let up. (Colloq.) abate, subside, diminish, intermit.

level, a. even, flat, plain, smooth, flush, plumb; horizontal;
steady, impartial, well-balanced. Antonyms: undulating uneven, concave,
convex, warped.

level, v. flatten, equalize, even, smooth, reduce; raze, reduce,
overthrow, demolish; adapt, adjust.

lever, n. pry. Associated Words: fulcrum, purchase, prize, prizing.

leverage, n. purchase.

levity, n. lightness, buoyancy; gayety, frivolity.

lewd, a. unchaste, lustful, licentious, libidinous, lecherous,
incontinent, ribald, lascivious, rakish, ruttish, salacious, concupiscent,
wanton, lubricous, prurient, pornographic. Antonyms: chaste, modest,

lewdness, n. unchastity, incontinence, lust, lechery, ribaldry,
salacity, concupiscence, profligacy, lasciviousness. Antonyms: chastity,
modesty, purity.

liability, n. exposure, accountability, responsibility, amenability
Antonyms: immunity, exemption.

liabilities, n. pl. debts, obligations, indebtedness.

liable, a. exposed, subject, accountable, answerable, amenable,
bound. Antonyms: exempt, immune.

libel, n. defamation, lampoon, roorback.

libel, v. defame (by some publication), lampoon.

libellous, a. defamatory, slanderous, calumnious.

liberal, a. generous, open-handed, bounteous, munificent, unstinted,
princely; profuse, lavish, ample, abundant; catholic, magnanimous,
tolerant. Antonyms: illiberal, ungenerous, stingy, limited, narrow,

liberality, n. generosity. Antonyms: illiberality, stinginess,

liberate, v. See free.

liberation, n. See freeing.

libertine, n. lecher, debauchee, rake, _roué_, profligate.

libertine, a. licentious, lecherous, profligate, rakish.

liberty, n. freedom, independence; privilege, permission. Antonyms:
captivity, bondage, servitude, subjection, constraint, serfdom, slavery.

license, n. privilege, right; lawlessness, anarchy.

license, v. legalize, permit.

licentious, a. immoral, dissolute, profligate, lewd, libertine,
rakish, lascivious; unrestrained, uncurbed, uncontrolled.

lick, v. lap; (Colloq.) flog, thrash, chastise, castigate, trounce,
drub. See whip.

lick, n. slap, stroke, blow.

licking, n. (Colloq.) flogging, chastisement, castigation,
punishment, thrashing, whipping.

lid, n. cover.

lie, n. untruth, falsehood, fib; fiction, fabrication; subterfuge,
evasion, misrepresentation.

lie, v. recline.

lie close. cuddle, nestle, snuggle.

lief, adv. willingly, gladly, freely, readily.

lien, n. incumbrance.

life, n. existence, being, animation, vitality; vivacity,
spiritedness, energy, activity, briskness, sprightliness; biography,
memoir. Associated Words: biology, biologist, vital, biometry,
biogenesis, macrobiotics, vitalization, vitalize, bioplasm, protoplasm,
elixir, biotic.

lifeless, a. dead, inanimate, spiritless, devitalized.

lifelessness, n. inanimation.

lift, v. raise, elevate.

lift, n. lifting, raising, elevation; help, assistance, aid;
elevator, dumb waiter.

lifting machine. derrick, crane, tackle.

light, n. illumination; lamp, taper, candle, lantern, head-light,
cresset; publicity, public notice; phosphorescence, luminescence; aureole,
halo, nimbus, aureola, glory. Associated Words: photology, photologist,
photophobia, catoptrics, dioptrics, photics, Ormuzd, luminary.

light, a. buoyant; easy, inoppressive; active, nimble, deft, fleet,
swift, spry; spongy, porous, well-leavened; incompact, loose, porous;
gossamery, sleazy, flimsy, thin, unsubstantial; volatile, unsteady,
mercurial, fickle, frivolous.

light, v. ignite, illumine, illuminate.

light, v. dismount, alight, descend; rest, perch, settle.

lighten, v. light, illuminate, illume; ease, relieve, alleviate.

light-fingered, a. thievish, pilfering.

light-footed, a. nimble, agile.

lighthouse, n. beacon, fanal, pharos. Associated Words: holophote,

lighting, n. illumination.--a, luminous, luminiferous.

lightness, n. levity, levitation, buoyancy.

lightning-rod, n. paratonnerre.

like, a. similar, alike, cognate, analogous, homogeneous. Antonyms:
See unlike.

like, n. counterpart, copy, equal; liking, preference.

like, v. fancy, approve of; prefer, choose, wish.

like blazes. (Low) furiously, rapidly.

likelihood, n. probability, verisimilitude. Antonyms: unlikelihood,

likely, a. probable, verisimilar; good-looking, comely; appropriate.
Antonyms: unlikely, improbable.

liken, v. compare.

likeness, n. similitude, resemblance, similarity, appearance, guise,
analogy; portrait, effigy, counterpart, image, copy, facsimile.

liking, n. fondness, partiality, affection, approval, preference,
predilection. Antonyms: distaste, aversion, inappetency, hatred,
antipathy, disapproval.

limb, n. branch, bough.

limber, a. flexible, pliant, limp, pliable, supple, lithe, lithesome.
Antonyms: See stiff.

lime, n. Associated Words: calcareous, calciferous, calcariferous,
calcification, calcify, calcified, calcivorous, calcination, calciform,
slack, cretification, calcigerous, kalsomine.

limit, n. bound, boundary, confine, extent; restriction, check,
restraint, limitation.

limit, v. restrict, circumscribe, define, confine.

limitation, n. limit, restriction, restraint, circumscription,

limited, a. restricted, confined, conditioned, finite, circumscribed.
Antonyms: See unlimited.

limp, a. flaccid, flabby, limber, soft, flexile. Antonyms: See

limp, n. halt, limping, hobble.

limpid, a. clear, pellucid, lucid. See clear.

line, n. stripe, streak; cord, rope, thread, string, cable; course,
route; branch, department; boundary, contour, periphery, circumference,
outline; lineament; row, series, rank, file; secant; hachure, hatching.
Associated Words: aliner, alignment, allineation, align, linear, lineal,
lineation, interline, interlinear, interlining, interlineation.

linen, n. napery; lingerie; damask.

linen and wool. linsey-woolsey.

lines, n. pl. reins.

linger, v. loiter, saunter, tarry, lag.

lingering, a. protracted.

link, v. join, unite, connect, couple, concatenate.

lion, n. _Felis Leo_; lioness (female); whelp, lionel (young);
Leo; griffin.

lionlike, a. leonine.

lip, n. Associated Words: labial, labially, labialize,
labialization, labialism, chiloma, labret, philtrum, pout, labiochorea,
cheiloplasty, labioplasty, harelip, blobber lip.

liquid, n. fluid.

list, n. catalogue, roster, schedule, register; selvage, selvedge,

listen, v. hearken; eavesdrop; auscultate. Antonyms: disregard,
ignore, scorn.

listening, n. hearkening; eavesdropping; auscultation, autophony.

listless, a. inattentive, indifferent, supine, heedless, unconcerned.

litigation, n. lawsuit.

litter, n. stretcher; mulch; disorder, untidiness; farrow.

little, a. small, diminutive, minute, tiny, wee, puny, dwarfish,
insignificant, infinitesimal. See small.

little, n. miniature; modicum.

little by little. piecemeal, gradually.

live, v. exist; dwell, reside, abide.

live, a. alive, quick, animate, living.

liveliness, n. animation, vivacity, sprightliness, briskness,
activity, lilt.

live longer than. survive, outlive.

lively, a. animated, spirited, vivacious, vigorous, active, brisk,
energetic, stirring, sprightly; agile, nimble; hilarious frolicsome, gay,
buoyant. Antonyms: slow, sluggish, inactive, quiet.

liver, n. Associated Words: hepatic, hepatology, hepatize,
hepatization, cirrhosis, cirrhotic, giblets, bilious, viscera,
hepatogenic, bile.

liver, heart, etc., of an animal. inmeats (edible viscera).

livid, a. ecchymosed, bruised, black and blue.

living, a. alive, quick, live; quickening, animating.

living, n. life, existence, being; livelihood, sustenance,
subsistence, maintenance; benefice.

living again. redivivus, resurrected, revived, resurgent.

living in seclusion. eremitism, anchoretism, reclusion, seclusion,
retirement.--a. hermitical, eremitic, anchoretic, solitary.

living picture. _tableau vivant_.

living together. cohabitation.

living upon others. parasitic.--n. parasitism.

lizard, n. saurian, reptile; chameleon, gecko, gila monster, iguana,

load, v. encumber, lade, burden, freight.

load, n. burden, cargo, lading, encumbrance, weight, impediment,

loaded, p.p. and a. laden, freighted, fraught.

loaf, v. lounge about, loiter.

loathe, v. abhor, hate, detest, abominate, despise, execrate, recoil

loathing, n. abhorrence, detestation, abomination, execration,

location, n. situation, locality, place.

lock, n. ringlet, curl, tress.

lock-jaw, n. tetanus. Associated Words: tetanic, tetanoid.

lofty, a. tall, towering.

log, n. puncheon (split log).

logical, a. consistent, sound. Antonym: illogical.

loins, n. pl. reins.

loiter, v. saunter, linger.

loitering, a. sauntering, dilatory.

Londoner, n. cockney (Contemptuous).

lone, a. alone, lonely, isolated, desolate; unfrequented, solitary,
sequestered, secluded, lonesome.

lonely, a. sequestered, solitary, unfrequented; lonesome, desolate,
dreary, lorn.

long, a. protracted, prolonged, lengthy, extended; lingering;
extensive, inclusive; tedious, prolix, wordy, long-spun diffuse.

long, v. yearn for, hanker after, crave.

longer than broad. oblong.

long-handed, a. longimanous.

long-headed, a. shrewd, sagacious. See shrewd.

longing, n. yearning, craving.

long life. longevity.

longshoreman, n. stevedore.

long-suffering, a. forbearing, uncomplaining, patient.--n.
forbearance, patience, longanimity.

look, v. glance, gaze, stare, see, con, gloat, glare, peek, peer,
pry, peep, pore, lower, glower, scan, ogle; seem, appear; await, expect,
anticipate; examine, investigate, inspect, contemplate, scrutinize.

look, n. glance, glimpse, inspection, scrutiny, gaze; expression,
appearance, air, manner, mien, semblance, aspect, presence.

look down upon. See despise.

looking backward. retrospection, retrospect.--a. retrospective.

looking for. anticipation, expectation; search.

looking forward. anticipation, expectation, prospect, foresight.

looking forward. prospective, anticipative.

looking-glass, n. mirror; cheval glass.

looking within. introspection.--a. introspective.

look into. inspect, examine, probe, investigate.

look on. see, witness; regard, consider, deem, view.

lookout, n. observatory; watch-tower, conning tower; responsibility.

look over. examine, scrutinize, reconnoiter.

look upon. regard, esteem, consider.

look up to. honor, respect, defer to, venerate, reverence.

look within. introspect.

loop, n. staple, noose, bight.

loophole, n. excuse, plea, pretext.

loose, a. unbound, disengaged, movable, unfastened, unrestrained,
detached; relaxed; incompact, porous.

loose, v. release, disengage, free, disentangle, liberate; absolve,
remit; relax, loosen, slacken.

loosen, v. relax.

looseness, n. laxity, slackness, relaxation.

loot, n. spoil, booty, plunder, prize; plundering, pillage.

loot, v. plunder, sack, rifle, pillage.

lop, v. cut off, obtruncate.

lopsided, a. unbalanced, disproportioned.

loquacious, a. garrulous, voluble, talkative.

loquacity, n. garrulity, volubility, talkativeness.

lord, n. nobleman, peer, magnate, grandee; liege, suzerain.

lord, v. domineer.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Kyrie eleison.

lordly, a. overbearing, domineering, despotic, arrogant, imperious,

lordship, n. seigniory, dominion.

Lord's Prayer. Pater noster.

Lord's Supper. communion, eucharist.

lore, n. learning, knowledge, wisdom, erudition.

lorn, a. forsaken, lonely, solitary.

lose, v. miss, forfeit.

lose ground. retire, recede, retreat, decline.

loss, n. forfeiture. Associated Words: damnific, damnify,

lost, a. forfeited, missing; derelict, adrift; misspent, misemployed,
wasted; irreclaimable, incorrigible, abandoned; preoccupied, abstracted,

lot, n. destiny, doom, fortune, fate; portion, parcel, part,
allotment; (Colloq.) much, many.

loth, a. disinclined, unwilling, reluctant, averse, loath,

lots, n. pl. Associated Word: sortilege.

loud, a. deafening, stentorian, resonant, clarion; clamorous,
vociferous, boisterous; gaudy, flashy, ostentatious, showy; emphatic,
urgent, appealing.

lounge, v. recline, loll.

lousiness, n. phthiriasis, pediculosis, pediculation.

lout, n. booby, boor, bumpkin, lubber, gawky.

loutish, a. boorish, lubberly, gawky, ungentlemanly.

lovable, a. amiable, winsome, lovely, winning.

lovableness, n. amability, winsomeness, amiability.

love, n. affection, devotion, infatuation, passion; amorousness,
amativeness; Cupid, Eros, Venus, Aphrodite, Amorino; philanthropy; storge.

love affair. liaison (an illicit love affair), amour, intrigue.

love feast (of the primitive Christians), agape.

love-letter, n. _billet-doux_, _billet d'amour_.

lovely, a. charming, delightful, delectable, amiable, pleasing.

love potion. philter.

lover, n. amoroso, inamorato, swain, suitor, admirer, philander,
gallant, beau, cicisbeo; paramour, leman.

loving, a. affectionate; enamored; amative, amorous, erotic.

loving-kindness, n. tenderness, mercy, compassion.

low, a. depressed; base, mean, vulgar, raffish, ignominious,
undignified; moderate, reasonable, cheap; humble, lowly, obscure; feeble,
faint, weak; subdued, grave, gentle; ignoble, groveling, abject, degraded,
servile, menial, sordid, base.

low, adv. softly, _sotto voce_.

low, v. moo.

lowborn, a. baseborn, plebeian.

lowbred, a. unrefined, illbred, vulgar, rude.

lower, v. drop; depress, reduce; decrease, diminish, fall, humble,
humiliate, degrade, abash, detrude, dishonor; frown, scowl, glower, look

lower, a. nether, under.

lower classes. proletariat, proletariate, proletarians.

lowering, a. threatening, dark, sullen.

lowest, a. nethermost.

lowest point. nadir.

low life. obscurity.

lowliness, n. humility, meekness, self-abasement.

low-lived, a. mean, dishonorable, ignominious, base.

lowly, a. humble, meek, unassuming.

low-minded, a. groveling, abject, sordid, base-minded.

loyal, a. true, constant, faithful, devoted, stanch, unwavering.

loyalty, n. fidelity, constancy, faithfulness, devotion, fealty,

lozenge, n. tablet, troche, pastille.

lubber, n. boor, lout, bumpkin, looby, gawk, churl, lummox.

lubberly, a. boorish, loutish, gawky, clumsy, ungainly.

lucid, a. See clear.

lucidity, n. See clearness.

luck, n. fortune, chance, fortuity, haphazard, chance, hap-hazard.
Associated Words: mascot, hoodoo.

luckless, a. See unlucky.

lucky, a. fortunate; favorable, auspicious, propitious.

lucrative, a. See profitable.

ludicrous, a. comical, ridiculous. See funny.

lug, v. drag, pull, tug, haul.

luggage, n. baggage, traps.

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

lukewarm, a. tepid; indifferent, cool, unconcerned.

lukewarmness, n. tepidity; indifference, unconcern, coolness.

lull, v. hush, still, quiet, tranquillize; subside, abate.

lull, n. calm, calmness, subsidence.

lumbering, a. unwieldy, ponderous, cumbersome, ungraceful.

luminous, a. See bright.

lummox, n. (Low) booby, gawk, lout, lubber, yahoo, bumpkin, boor.

lump, n. mass, aggregation, aggregate.--v. mass, amass.

lumpish, a. inert, heavy; stupid, dull, stolid.

lumpy jaw. actinomycosis.

lunatic, n. madman, maniac, bedlamite.

lunch, n. luncheon, refection.

luncheon, n. collation, refreshment, nuncheon, tiffin.

lunge, v. allonge, longe, thrust.

lungs, n. pl. lights (lungs of an animal or bird). Associated
words: pulmonary, pulmonic, pneumonic, pleura, pleural lobe, spirometer,

lurch, v. sway, stagger, roll; dodge, shift, evade, bilk.

lure, n. decoy, enticement, bait.

lure, v. entice, tempt, seduce, allure, decoy.

lurking-place, n. ambush, retreat, cover.

luscious, a. delicious, delectable; cloying, fulsome, unctuous.

lush, a. juicy, succulent.

lust, n. venereal appetite, concupiscence, salacity, sexual desire;
longing, cupidity, desire, hankering. Antonym: anaphrodisia. See sexual

luster, n. brightness, gloss, glitter, sheen, brilliancy.

lusterless, a. dull, lackluster.

lustful, a. lascivious, concupiscent, lecherous,
licentiou-libidinous, salacious, carnal, lickerish, ruttish, prurient
aphrodisiac, aphrodisiacal, lecherous.

lustre, n. brilliancy, glitter, radiance, resplendence.

lustrous, a. See bright.

lusty, a. robust, sturdy, stalwart, strapping, muscular.

luxuriance, n. exuberance, rampancy, richness.

luxuriant, a. exuberant, rampant, superabundant, excessive.

luxuriate, v. revel, wanton.

luxurious, a. voluptuous, epicurean, sybaritic.

luxury, n. voluptuousness, epicurism, sybaritism, luxuriousness.

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

lying, n. falsehood, lie, untruth, mendacity, fabrication, fiction.

lying down. reclining, recumbent, accumbent; (face down) prone,
prostrate; (face upward) supine.

lying down. reclining, reclination, accubation, recumbence; (face
down) prostration, pronation; (face upward) supination, supineness.

lying in wait. ambush, ambuscade.

lying round. circumjacent.--n. circumjacence.

lyre, n. See harp.


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

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,

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

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;

maintenance, n. support, sustenance.

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

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

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

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

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,

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, Anthropidæ. Associated Words: anthropology,
anthropogeny, anthropography, anthropolite, anthropoid, anthropometry,
anthropometric, anthropocentric, anthropomorphic, android, manikin,
écorché, 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,

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.

manège, 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,

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:

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; preëminence,
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,

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, fiancé, Hymen, fiancée, 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,

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,

masterful, a. domineering, imperious, arbitrary.

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

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

masterpiece, n. masterstroke, _chef-d'œuvre_.

mastery, n. dominion, command, supremacy, superiority, rule, sway,
mastership, preëminence, 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;

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

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

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

mechanical, a. automatic, involuntary.

mechanician, n. machinist.

medal, n. medallion.

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

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

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,

meditative, a. thoughtful, contemplative, reflective.

Mediterranean Sea. Associated Word: Levant.

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

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

medley, n. mixture, jumble, hodgepodge, potpourri, olio, mélange,

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,

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

mêlée, 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,

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.

ménage, 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,

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

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,

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

mesa, n. tableland, plateau.

mesh, n. net, network.

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

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

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

metaphor, n. simile.

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

meteoric stone. meteorite, aërolite.

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

meticulous, a. timid, fearful, diffident.

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

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,

middle class. _bourgeoisie_.

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

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

midwife, n. accoucheuse, obstetrician (female).

midwifery, n. obstetrics, tocology.

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

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,

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, noölogy
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.

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