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Word List 29

Lout - Maul

Lout clumsy person
Low to moo
Lucid easily understood; clear; intelligible
Lucrative profitable
Lucre money
Ludicrous laughable; trifling
Lugubrious mournful; dismal
Lull moment of calm
Lumber to move heavily or clumsily
Lumen unit of light energy (one candle’s worth)
Luminary celebrity; dignitary
Luminous shining; issuing light
Lunar pertaining to the moon
Lunge make a quick forward dive or reach; thrust
Lurid wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome
Lurk to stealthily lie in waiting; slink; exit unperceived
Luscious pleasing to taste or smell
Luster shine; gloss
Lustrous shining
Luxuriant abundant; rich and splendid; fertile
Macabre gruesome; grisly
Mace ceremonial staff; clublike medieval weapon
Macerate to soften by soaking in liquid; waste away
Machiavellian crafty; double*dealing
Machinations evil schemes or plots
Maculated spotted; stained
Madrigal pastoral song
Maelstrom whirlpool
Magisterial authoritative; imperious
Magnanimity generosity
Magnate person of prominence or influence
Magniloquent boastful, pompous
Magnitude greatness; extent
Maim to mutilate; to injure
Maladroit clumsy; bungling (unskilled)
Malady illness
Malaise uneasiness; vague felling of ill health
Malapropism comic misuse of a word
Malcontent person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs
Malediction curse
Malefactor evildoer; criminal
Malevolent wishing evil
Malfeasance wrongdoing
Malicious hateful; spiteful
Malign to speak evil of; bad*mouth; defame
Malignant injurious; tending to cause death; aggressively malevolent
Malingerer one who feigns illness to escape duty
Malleable capable of being shaped by pounding
Malodorous foul-smelling
Mammal vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young
Mammoth gigantic; enormous
Manacle to restrain; to handcuff
Mandate order; charge in his inaugural address
Mangy shabby; wretched
Maniacal raging mad; insane
Manifest evident; visible; obvious
Manifestation outward demonstration; indication
Manifesto declaration; statement of policy
Manifold numerous; varied
Manipulate to operate with one’s hands; to control or play upon artfully
Mannered affected; not natural
Manumit to emancipate; to free from bondage
Marital pertaining to marriage
Maritime bordering on the sea; nautical
Marked noticeable; targeted for vengeance
Marred damaged; disfigured
Marshal to put in order
Marsupial one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch
Martial warlike
Martinet no talking at meals
Martyr one who voluntarily suffers death for his or her religion or cause; great sufferer
Masochist person who enjoys his own pain
Masticate to chew
Materialism preoccupation with physical comforts and things
Maternal motherly
Matriarch a woman who rules a family or larger social group
Matriculate to enroll
Matrix point of origin; array of numbers or algebraic symbols; mold or die
Maudlin effusively sentimental
Maul to handle roughly
Created by: triwaingle
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