13th day of the A to Z challenge. I found a couple of M words that were new to me.
I am assuming everyone knows “minion“. No, not the little yellow guy. He has too much attitude to be a minion. Think more the comic book’s villain’s henchmen who get beat up or killed all the time. Seriously, those guys need a union, double combat pay and really good medical insurance.
musing = thinking, reflecting, contemplating
mendacious (I love the sound of this adjective — but I just found out I’ve been pronouncing it wrong all this time so I’ve fallen out of love with the word. sighs. such is life) = intentionally lying, intentionally untrue
microcosm = a little world reflecting the larger world on a small scale like a neighborhood being a perfect representation of a large city.
mawkish (love this adjective, shows up in novels now and again) = overly sentimental, saccharine sweet
mendicant = beggar, was not seen as negative in an earlier era as it can be a religious practice as in a person who becomes a monk and gives up all their worldly goods and lives on the alms (donations) people give them like a mendicant friar living by the maxim, “the Lord will provide”.
hope you found a new word you enjoyed too.
I have fun with Amazon’s search engine sometimes. I have no idea why “mawkish mendicant” returned back accessories. Although they are pretty, the weird thing about them is that they dumped a whole bunch of “m” words in their description. Maybe it’s a hashtag strategy gone haywire.
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