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CEFR. Part V. M-R


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manslaughter
The crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or otherwise in circumstances not amounting to murder.
militant
Combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause: "*** Islamic fundamentalists".
mince
Cut up or grind (food, esp. meat) into very small pieces, typically in a machine with revolving blades.
motif
A distinctive feature or dominant idea in an artistic or literary composition.
mound
A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment.
mumble
Say something indistinctly and quietly, making it difficult for others to hear.
notwithstanding
Nevertheless; in spite of this. "The teams played on, *** the rain."
nought
zero: a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number.
nuisance
A person, thing, or circumstance causing inconvenience or annoyance.
oar
A pole with a flat blade, pivoting in an oarlock, used to row or steer a boat through the water.
oblong
Having an elongated shape, as a rectangle or an oval.
parsley
A biennial plant (Petroselinum crispum) with white flowers and aromatic leaves that are either crinkly or flat and used as a culinary.
petal
Each of the segments of the corolla of a flower, which are modified leaves and are typically colored.
pitcher
A large container, typically earthenware, glass, or plastic, with a handle and a lip, used for holding and pouring liquids.
prophet
A person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God: "the Old Testament *** Jeremiah".
quay
A concrete, stone, or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships.
raffle
A means of raising money by selling numbered tickets, one of which is subsequently drawn at random.
ramp
A slope or inclined plane for joining two different levels, as at the entrance or between floors of a building.
relegate
Consign or dismiss to an inferior rank or position.
remnant
A small remaining quantity of something.
repercussion
An unintended consequence occurring some time after an event or action, esp. an unwelcome one.
residue
A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
retort
A sharp, angry, or wittily incisive reply to a remark.
ridge
A long narrow hilltop, mountain range, or watershed.
rupture
(esp. of a pipe, a vessel, or a bodily part such as an organ or membrane) Break or burst suddenly.