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lore

body of traditional or historical knowledge

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malady

disease or illness

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maneuver

movement of a unit or individual to achieve a goal

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mania

abnormal concentration on or enthusiasm for something

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marathon

26 mile/385 yard race. Named in commemoration of the messenger who ran that distance to bring new to Athens of the Greek victory over the Persians in 490 bc at Marathon.

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maverick

a person who acts independently instead of in conformance with common organizational behavior

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maxim

ad adage or proverb prescribing a rule or method of conduct, as in: measure twice, cut once

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medium

means of communication of presentation. Plural: media

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memento

object that commemorates or reminds someone of a past event

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metropolis

very large city

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milieu

surroundings, environment

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morale

state of mind or attitude of an individual or group

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mores

established customs or values of a group or segment of society

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myriad

vast number of great multitude of something, usually implying wide variations within a group

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myth

a traditional story, usually attempting to explain a natural condition or occurrence, often involving supernatural influences

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negligence

carelessness

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neophyte

a beginner

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niche

literally: a recess in a wall for holding a statue or other ornament; figuratively: an appropriate activity or situation that is especially well suited to a person's abilities or character

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nomad

wanderer

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nostalgia

desire to return to a past experience or situation

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oasis

an isolated place or area of comfort surrounded by desolation or barrenness

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oblivion

a condition of complete ignorance, forgetfulness, or unawareness

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obscure

unclear, clouded, partially hidden

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odyssey

a long journey usually containing challenges or obstacles; derived from the mythic ten-year jouney home of Odysseus after the Trojan War, chonicled in Homer's epic Greek poem The Odyssey

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omen

a sign or event believed to foretell the future

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optimum

the best possible condition or combination of factors

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ovation

applause of an audience, or any enthusiastically positive reception accompanied by applause

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overture

first step, usually one that is intended to lead others in action or discussion

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panacea

a cure for all problems or diseases

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paradox

a statement that contradicts or appears to contradict itself