English One-Word Vocabulary (J – M)

(J)
Juvenile
Pertaining to youth.
Juvenilia
Immature works produced in author’s youth.
(K)
Kindergarten
School or class for children

(L)
Laxative
Medicine tending to loosen the bowels.
Legislature
The law making body of a state
Libel
A false and defamatory statement
Liberal
Open minded, favourable to democratic reforms.
Linguist
An expert scholar of language.
Longevity
Long life.
Loquacious
One who talks or chatters too much
Lunar
Eclipse of the moon.
(M)
Maiden
A person’s first speech
Malapropism
Ludicrous misuse of words, mistaking one for another resembling it.
Mammal
Animal which suckles his young ones.
Manuscript
An author’s copy of his work written out or typed.
Matinee
Morning show of films and theatrical plays.
Matricide
Murder of one’s own mother
Mercenary
A soldier serving in a foreign army
Metamorphosis
S striking alteration in appearance. Character etc.
Meticulous
A person who is over-scrupulous about small details.
Migratory
Characterized or pertaining to habitual movements from one place to another as of some birds.
Mirage
The illusive appearances of a sheet of water in a desert.
Misanthrope
One who hates mankind.
Misogynist
One who is hater of woman kind.
Mobocracy
Rule of the mob.
Monarchy
Government by a king.
Monogamy
Having only one wife at a time.
Monologue
Audible talk by a person either to himself or to listeners.
Monotonous
Anything that is marked by dull uniformity.
Museum
Place where things of historical interest are kept.
Mythology
Collection of fictitious stories involving supernatural beings.

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