Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Macabre-Morbid (Part II) 6 of 9

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    • 262. Macabre
      M. A. C. A. B. R. E. — [Chrisley?]. Ghastly. Ghoulish.
      The following sentence illustrates its usage.
      ⇢      The ghost story was macabre.

      • 263. Magnate
        M. A. G. N. A. T. E. — Tycoon. [Muncle?]. Entrepreneur. [Note?] how the word is used in the following sentence. ⇢      The real estate magnate turned the empty lot into expensive office building.

        • 264. Malicious
          M. A. L. I. C. I. O. U. S. — Spiteful. Mean.
          The antonym for malicious is benevolent or harmless.
          For example.
          ⇢      Her coworker was a malicious woman who always made trouble for her.

          • 265. Malleable
            M. A. L. L. E. A. B. L. E. — Changeable. Flexible.
            The antonym for malleable is rigid.
            Listen to its usage in this sentence.
            ⇢      Clay becomes malleable when your handle it.

            • 266. Manacle
              M. A. N. A. C. L. E. — Handcuff. Chain. Shackle.
              Note how the word is used in this sentence.
              ⇢      We must be free from the manacles of tyranny.

              • 267. Mania
                M. A. N. I. A. — Obsession. Enthusiasm.
                The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                ⇢      Her illness caused her to cycle between depression and mania.

                • 268. Manifest
                  M. A. N. I. F. E. S. T. — To show. Display.
                  The antonym for manifest is to hide.
                  Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                  ⇢      His mental illness did not manifest itself until he was 30 years old.

                  • 269. Massacre
                    M. A. S. S. A. C. R. E. — Slaughter. Mass murder.
                    For example.
                    ⇢      Many people were killed in the massacre.

                    • 270. Mention
                      M. E. N. T. I. O. N. — Talk about. Refer to.
                      The antonym for mention is conceal.
                      The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                      ⇢      It is the best not to mention politics or religion when talking to someone you’ve just met.

                      • 271. Minuscule
                        M. I. N. U. S. C. U. L. E. — Very small. Tiny.
                        The antonym for minuscule is gigantic.
                        Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                        ⇢      The toddler found the minuscule piece of paper and put it in his mouth.

                        • 272. Minor
                          M. I. N. O. R. — Slight. Small. Unimportant.
                          The antonym for minor is major.
                          Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                          ⇢      This set back is only a minor one.

                          • 273. Minute
                            M. I. N. U. T. E. — Small. Miniature. Tiny.
                            The antonym for a minute is enormous.
                            For example.
                            ⇢      The scratch on the car was so minute you had to look very closely to see it.

                            • 274. Mirage
                              M. I. R. A. G. E. — Hallucination. Optical illusion. Fantasy.
                              The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                              ⇢      They thought they saw river but it was only a mirage.

                              • 275. Mirth
                                M. I. R. T. H. — Amusement. Happiness.
                                The antonym for mirth is sadness.
                                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                ⇢      The child was full of mirth on Christmas morning.

                                • 276. Misanthrope
                                  M. I. S. A. N. T. H. R. O. P. E. Somebody who hates people.
                                  Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                  ⇢      The misanthrope lives alone in a secluded cabin.

                                  • 277. Misconstrue
                                    M. I. S. C. O. N. S. T. R. U. E. — Misinterpret. Misunderstand.
                                    The antonym for misconstrue is understand.
                                    For example.
                                    ⇢      I believe you have misconstrued my meaning.

                                    • 278. Massive
                                      M. I. S. S. I. V. E. — A letter to be sent.
                                      The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                                      ⇢      The scribe handed the missive to the messenger.

                                      • 279. Mobile
                                        M. O. B. I. L. E. — Movable. Portable.
                                        The antonym for mobile is stationary.
                                        Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                        ⇢      The first mobile phones were very large.

                                        • 280. Mollify
                                          M. O. L. L. I. F. Y. — Placate. Calm.
                                          The antonym for mollify is in rage.
                                          Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                          ⇢      The mother gave a lollipop to our son to mollify him.

                                          • 281. Morbid
                                            M. O. R. B. I. D. — Pertaining to death. Morose. Gloomy.
                                            The antonym for morbid is cheerful.
                                            For example.
                                            ⇢      I have a morbid fear of heights.

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