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987 Words That Start With MA

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maleficence (noun) doing or causing evil
(noun) the quality or nature of being harmful or evil Synonyms: mischief, balefulness
maleficent (adjective) harmful or evil in intent or effect
malemute (noun) breed of sled dog developed in Alaska Synonyms: malamute, Alaskan malamute
maleness (noun) the properties characteristic of the male sex Synonyms: masculinity
maleo (noun) Celebes megapode that lays eggs in holes in sandy beaches Synonyms: Macrocephalon maleo
malevolence (noun) wishing evil to others Synonyms: malignity
(noun) the quality of threatening evil Synonyms: malevolency, malice
malevolency (noun) the quality of threatening evil Synonyms: malevolence, malice
malevolent (adjective) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
(adjective) having or exerting a malignant influence Synonyms: malefic, malign, evil
malevolently (adverb) in a malevolent manner
malfeasance (noun) wrongful conduct by a public official
malfeasant (noun) one guilty of malfeasance
malformation (noun) an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed Synonyms: deformity, misshapenness
(noun) something abnormal or anomalous Synonyms: miscreation
malformed (adjective) so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly Synonyms: ill-shapen, misshapen, deformed, distorted
malfunction (noun) a failure to function normally
(verb) fail to function or function improperly Synonyms: misfunction
malfunctioning (adjective) not performing or able to perform its regular function Synonyms: nonfunctional
malice (noun) feeling a need to see others suffer Synonyms: venom, spite, spitefulness, maliciousness
(noun) the quality of threatening evil Synonyms: malevolence, malevolency
malicious (adjective) having the nature of or resulting from malice
maliciously (adverb) with malice; in a malicious manner
maliciousness (noun) feeling a need to see others suffer Synonyms: venom, malice, spite, spitefulness
malign (verb) speak unfavorably about Synonyms: drag through the mud, badmouth, traduce
(adjective) evil or harmful in nature or influence
(adjective) having or exerting a malignant influence Synonyms: malefic, malevolent, evil
malignance (noun) (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death Synonyms: malignancy
(noun) quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will Synonyms: malignancy, malignity
malignancy (noun) (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death Synonyms: malignance
(noun) quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will Synonyms: malignance, malignity
malignant (adjective) dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
malignantly (adverb) in a malignant manner, as of a tumor that spreads
maligner (noun) one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel Synonyms: defamer, slanderer, vilifier, backbiter, traducer, libeler
malignity (noun) wishing evil to others Synonyms: malevolence
(noun) quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will Synonyms: malignance, malignancy
malignly (adverb) in a malign and evil manner
malignment (noun) slanderous defamation Synonyms: smear, vilification
malik (noun) the leader of a town or community in some parts of Asia Minor and the Indian subcontinent
malinger (verb) avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill Synonyms: skulk
malingerer (noun) someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity Synonyms: shammer, skulker
malingering (noun) evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated Synonyms: skulking
malinois (noun) fawn-colored short-haired sheepdog
mall (noun) a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk Synonyms: promenade
(noun) mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace Synonyms: plaza, center, shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall
mallard (noun) wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed Synonyms: Anas platyrhynchos
malleability (noun) the property of being physically malleable; the property of something that can be worked or hammered or shaped without breaking Synonyms: plasticity
malleable (adjective) easily influenced Synonyms: ductile
(adjective) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out Synonyms: ductile, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractile
mallee (noun) any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts
mallet (noun) a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports (polo or croquet) to hit a ball
(noun) a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc. Synonyms: hammer
(noun) a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing Synonyms: beetle
malleus (noun) the ossicle attached to the eardrum Synonyms: hammer
mallow (noun) any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
malmsey (noun) sweet Madeira wine
malnourish (verb) provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment Synonyms: undernourish
malnourished (adjective) not being provided with adequate nourishment
malnourishment (noun) not having enough food to develop or function normally Synonyms: undernourishment
malnutrition (noun) a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
malocclusion (noun) (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally
malodor (noun) a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant Synonyms: reek, malodour, mephitis, stench, stink, fetor, foetor
malodorous (adjective) having an unpleasant smell Synonyms: unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, malodourous, stinky
malodorousness (noun) the attribute of having a strong offensive smell Synonyms: rankness, stinkiness, fetidness, foulness
malodour (noun) a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant Synonyms: reek, malodor, mephitis, stench, stink, fetor, foetor
malodourous (adjective) having an unpleasant smell Synonyms: unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, malodorous, stinky
malonylurea (noun) a white crystalline acid derived from pyrimidine; used in preparing barbiturate drugs Synonyms: barbituric acid
malope (noun) western Mediterranean annual having deep purple-red flowers subtended by 3 large cordate bracts Synonyms: Malope trifida
malposed (adjective) characterized by malposition
malposition (noun) faulty position Synonyms: misplacement
malpractice (noun) professional wrongdoing that results in injury or damage
(noun) a wrongful act that the actor had no right to do; improper professional conduct
malt (verb) treat with malt or malt extract
(verb) turn into malt, become malt
(verb) convert grain into malt
(verb) convert into malt
(noun) a milkshake made with malt powder Synonyms: malted, malted milk
(noun) a lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer Synonyms: malt liquor
(noun) a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
malted (noun) a milkshake made with malt powder Synonyms: malt, malted milk
(adjective) of grain that has been converted into malt
maltha (noun) a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt Synonyms: mineral tar
maltman (noun) a maker of malt Synonyms: maltster
maltose (noun) a white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of starches Synonyms: malt sugar
maltreat (verb) treat badly Synonyms: step, ill-treat, ill-use, mistreat, abuse
maltreated (adjective) subjected to cruel treatment Synonyms: ill-treated, mistreated, abused
maltreater (noun) someone who abuses Synonyms: abuser
maltreatment (noun) cruel or inhumane treatment Synonyms: ill-treatment, ill-usage, abuse
maltster (noun) a maker of malt Synonyms: maltman
malvasia (noun) grape used to make malmsey wine
malversate (verb) appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use Synonyms: misappropriate, defalcate, peculate, embezzle
malversation (noun) misconduct in public office
malware (noun) malicious software, designed to break into a system
mama (noun) informal terms for a mother Synonyms: mamma, mummy, mum, ma, mammy, mom, momma, mommy
mamba (noun) arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal
mambo (verb) dance a mambo
(noun) a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
mamey (noun) tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind Synonyms: mammee, mammee apple, Mammea americana, mammee tree
(noun) globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh Synonyms: mammee, mammee apple
mamilla (noun) the small projection of a mammary gland Synonyms: nipple, mammilla, pap, teat, tit
mamma (noun) informal terms for a mother Synonyms: mummy, mum, ma, mama, mammy, mom, momma, mommy
(noun) milk-secreting organ of female mammals Synonyms: mammary gland
mammal (noun) any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk Synonyms: mammalian
mammalian (adjective) of or relating to the class Mammalia
(noun) any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk Synonyms: mammal
mammalogist (noun) one skilled in the study of mammals
mammalogy (noun) the branch of zoology that studies mammals
mammary (adjective) of or relating to the milk-giving gland of the female
mammee (noun) tropical American tree having wood like mahogany and sweet edible egg-shaped fruit; in some classifications placed in the genus Calocarpum Synonyms: sapote, marmalade tree, Pouteria zapota, Calocarpum zapota
(noun) tropical American tree having edible fruit with a leathery rind Synonyms: mamey, mammee apple, Mammea americana, mammee tree
(noun) globular or ovoid tropical fruit with thick russet leathery rind and juicy yellow or reddish flesh Synonyms: mamey, mammee apple
(noun) brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet Synonyms: marmalade plum, sapote
mammilla (noun) the small projection of a mammary gland Synonyms: nipple, mamilla, pap, teat, tit
mammillaria (noun) any cactus of the genus Mammillaria
mammogram (noun) X-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast
mammography (noun) a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays
mammon (noun) wealth regarded as an evil influence
mammoth (adjective) so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth Synonyms: gigantic
(noun) any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
mammothermography (noun) the use of thermography to detect breast tumors (which appear as hot spots)
mammy (noun) an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
(noun) informal terms for a mother Synonyms: mamma, mummy, mum, ma, mama, mom, momma, mommy
mamo (noun) black honeycreepers with yellow feathers around the tail; now extinct
mamoncillo (noun) tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp Synonyms: genip, Spanish lime, honey berry, Melicocca bijuga, Melicocca bijugatus, ginep, Spanish lime tree
man (verb) take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place
(verb) provide with workers
(noun) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman) Synonyms: adult male
(noun) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force Synonyms: military personnel, military man, serviceman
(noun) the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
(noun) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage Synonyms: homo, human, human being
(noun) a male subordinate
(noun) an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent)
(noun) a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer Synonyms: gentleman, gentleman's gentleman, valet, valet de chambre
(noun) a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman
(noun) game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games Synonyms: piece
(noun) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth Synonyms: world, human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, mankind
manacle (noun) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs Synonyms: handcuff, handlock, cuff
(verb) confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs Synonyms: cuff, handcuff
manage (verb) be successful; achieve a goal Synonyms: negociate, pull off, carry off, bring off
(verb) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of Synonyms: deal, handle, care
(verb) succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available Synonyms: make out, deal, get by, contend, make do, grapple, cope
(verb) watch and direct Synonyms: oversee, superintend, supervise
(verb) achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods Synonyms: wangle, finagle
(verb) carry on or function Synonyms: do
(verb) handle effectively Synonyms: wield, handle
manageability (noun) the capability of being managed or controlled Synonyms: manageableness
manageable (adjective) capable of being managed or controlled
(adjective) capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do Synonyms: realizable, doable, accomplishable, achievable
manageableness (noun) the capability of being managed or controlled Synonyms: manageability
manageably (adverb) so as to be manageable

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