gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
The macabre murder made the headlines for a week straight.
ceremonial staff used as a symbol of authority; clublike medieval weapon
a life-size statue of the king holding a golden mace
Don't Mess with me otherwise i will hit you with a mace
soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
It was necessary to macerate the food before the elderly man could eat it.
crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead.
A villain is always crafty and double dealing (Machiavellian)
evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
The machinations of the duke eventually resulted in him being crowned king.
Machine Guns in Nation for Machinations.
spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
Grape juice maculated the carpet.
pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
The group was madrigaling beautifully.
Married Girl Madrigal for a married girl (Shahnai tune in the background)
violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
Inside, she was a maelstrom of churning emotions
Male + Strom Mal (Bad) + Storm
authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
The judge spoke with magisterial gravity
Magistrate speaks in Magisterial voice.