Practice Words: m


machine
noun
a device or piece of equipment that has moving parts and uses power such as electricity, fuel, etc... to do work
magazine
noun
a publication of news, stories, pictures or other information
magnet
noun
a piece of iron or other material that has a pulling force; this pulling force is called magnetism
mail
noun
letters, papers and other things sent through an official system, such as a post office
main
adjective
the most important or largest thing or idea of a group of things
major
adjective
great in size, importance or amount
majority
noun
the greater number; more than half
make
verb
to build, create or produce something; to do something or complete an action (“Sometimes I make mistakes”); to force someone to do something; to cause something to happen in a particular way
male
noun
a man or boy; the sex that is the father of children
male
adjective
of or about men
man
noun
an adult male human
manage
verb
to be in charge of; to organize a company or business; to succeed in doing something difficult (“How do you manage to stay so thin?”)
many
adjective
a large number or amount of
map
noun
a picture of the earth’s surface or a part of it
march
verb
to walk strongly, like a soldier; to walk together in a large group to protest about something
March
Number: 3
mark
verb
to make a sign or cut on something
mark
noun
a sign, cut, line, or small dirty area on a clean surface
market
noun
a place or area where goods are sold, bought or traded; an economic system in which the prices of things are decided by how many there are and how much money people are willing to pay for them
marry
verb
to become a husband or wife of someone (usually in a religious or civil ceremony); to perform a ceremony in which two people become married
mass
noun
an amount of matter having no special form and usually of a large size; (in science) the amount of material in something
master
noun
a lord, an important man; a highly skilled person
mate
verb
to bring together a male and a female to create another creature
material
noun
the substance, substances or matter of which something is made or from which something can be made, such as wood, cloth or stone; anything that can be made into something else
mathematics
noun
the science dealing with amounts, sizes and shapes, as explained by numbers and signs
matter
noun
anything that can be seen or felt; what things are made of; trouble (“What is the matter?”)
matter
verb
to be important (“It does not matter if they come or not.”)
may
verb
a word used with an action word to mean permit or possible (“May I go?” “They may leave tomorrow.”)
May
Number: 5
meal
noun
food eaten to satisfy hunger, such as dinner
mean
verb
to want to; to give the idea of; to have the idea of
measure
verb
to learn the amount, size or distance of something
measure
noun
an action taken; a legislative proposal
meat
noun
the part of a dead animal used for food
medical
adjective
connected with medicine and the treatment of disease or injury
medicine
noun
a substance or drug used to treat disease or pain; the science or study of treating and curing disease or improving health
meet
verb
to come together with someone or something at the same time and place
melt
verb
to change from a solid into a liquid because of heat
member
noun
one of a group
memorial
noun
something done or made to honor the memory of a person or event
memory
noun
a picture in the mind of past events; the ability to remember; a thing remembered
mental
adjective
about or having to do with the mind
mercy
noun
kindness toward those who should be punished; the power to be kind or to pardon
message
noun
written or spoken news or information; a note from one person to another person or group
messenger
noun
someone who brings a message
Messiah
noun
a word which means the same as 'Christ'. ('Messiah' is from the Jewish word, 'Christ' from Greek). The Jewish people looked for the Messiah to come to save them from oppression, as God had promised. Jesus claimed to be the Messiah and Christians believe that he was, and is.
metal
noun
a hard substance such as iron, steel or gold
method
noun
the way something is done
microscope
noun
a device used to make very small things look larger so they can be studied
middle
noun
the center; a place or time of equal distance from both sides or ends
middle
adjective
in the center
military
noun
the armed forces of a nation or group
military
adjective
of or about the armed forces
milk
noun
the white liquid produced by female animals to feed their young
mind
noun
the thinking, feeling part of a person
mine
pronoun
the one or ones belonging to me (“That book is mine.”)
mine
verb
to dig useful or valuable substances out of the earth
mine
noun
a place in the earth where such substances are found; a bomb placed under the ground or under water so it cannot be seen
mineral
noun
a substance found in nature that is not an animal or a plant, such as coal or salt
minister
noun
a member of a cabinet; a high government official (“prime minister,” “foreign minister”); a leader of a church
minor
adjective
small in size; of little importance
minority
noun
the smaller number; opposite majority
minute
noun
a measure of time; one of the sixty equal parts of an hour; sixty seconds
miracle
noun
a wonderful work done by the power of God
miss
verb
to fail to hit, see, reach or meet; to feel sad without (“He missed his mother.”)
missing
adjective
lost; not found
mistake
noun
a wrong action or decision; an action done without the knowledge that it was wrong
mix
verb
to put different things together to make one thing
model
noun
an example; a usually small version of something, made to show how that thing looks or works; a person whose job it is to wear new clothes to show them to possible buyers (usually called a “fashion model”)
moderate
adjective
not extreme; average
modern
adjective
of the present or very recent time; the most improved
molecule
noun
the smallest amount of a chemical substance that can exist
Monday
money
noun
pieces of metal or paper, such as coins or bills, that people use to pay for things
month
noun
one of the twelve periods of time into which a year is divided
moon
noun
the bright object often seen in the night sky that orbits the earth about every twenty-nine days
moral
adjective
concerning what is right or wrong in someone’s actions
more
adjective
greater in size or amount
morning
noun
the early part of the day, from sunrise until noon
most
adjective
greatest in size or amount
mother
noun
the female parent; a woman who has a child or children
motion
noun
a movement; a continuing change of position or place
mountain
noun
a part of the earth’s surface that rises high above the area around it
mouth
noun
the part of the face that a person puts food into and speaks from, see spotlight_body_diagram.png
move
verb
to change position; to put or keep in motion; to go
movement
noun
the act of moving or a way of moving something or someone from one position to another; a group of people with the same ideas or beliefs who work together to achieve a goal
much
determiner
great in amount
murder
verb
to kill another person illegally
murder
noun
the crime of killing another person
music
noun
the series of sounds made by singing or using a musical instrument
must
verb
a word used with an action word to mean necessary (“You must go to school.”)
mystery
noun
something that is not or cannot be explained or understood; a secret