2016 Term 2 Preparation Nouns

Learners must look up the definitions of the words next to the even numbers themselves.

  1. macadamia – a sweet white nut that grows on a tropical tree
  2. macaw –
  3. machete – a broad, heavy knife used to cut down sugar-canes; a weapon
  4. maestro –
  5. magazine – a storehouse for military supplies; a periodical containing miscellaneous articles; a container or detachable receptacle
  6. magnet –
  7. mainframe – a mainframe computer is a very large computer capable of handling and processing very large amounts of data quickly.
  8. maisonette –
  9. malady – a disease; an illness; a disorder; any undesirable condition
  10. malaria –
  11. malingerer – a slacker; a dodger; a lazybones; one who feigns illness
  12. mall –
  13. mallet – a hammer with a large, usually wooden head
  14. mamba –
  15. mammon – a term used to describe material wealth or greed, often personified; the god of riches
  16. mammoth –
  17. mampara – a buffoon; a fool; someone who lacks good judgement
  18. mandolin –
  19. manger – a trough or open box in which food for farm animals is placed
  20. manhole –
  21. manikin – a little man; a dwarf; a jointed model of the human body used for teaching anatomy
  22. mansion –
  23. mantlepiece – a construction of wood, marble or stone above and around a fireplace
  24. mantra –
  25. marble – a kind of stone that is often polished and used in buildings and statues; a little glass ball used in children’s games
  26. mare –
  27. marimba –  wooden musical instrument that is similar to a xylophone
  28. marina –
  29. marionette – a puppet moved by strings
  30. marquee –
  31. marquis – a hereditary title of nobility; a nobleman ranking below a duke and above an earl or a count
  32. marsh –
  33. mask – covering used to hide or disguise your face; an expression or act that hides your real emotions or intentions
  34. masonry –
  35. masquerade – a disguise; a costume ball; a false outward show; a façade; a pretense; an action or appearance that is only a disguise or outward show
  36. mass –
  37. mast – a tall spar erected vertically on the centre-line of a ship or boat.
  38. mastermind –
  39. mate – a partner; a buddy; a companion; a partner in marriage; one of a pair; an officer on a ship who has a rank below the captain; an assistant; a helper
  40. matrix –
  41. mausoleum – an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or people
  42. mauve –
  43. maven – an ace; an expert; someone who is experienced or knowledgeable
  44. maverick –
  45. maxim – a saying; an adage; a motto; an expression of a general truth or principle; a rule of conduct
  46. maze –
  47. mayday – a radio signal used to ask for help when a plane or ship is in serious danger
  48. measles –
  49. medal – a piece of metal in the form of a coin, that is given to someone who has won a competition or who has done something brave
  50. megabit –
  51. megalith – a very large usually rough stone used in prehistoric cultures as a monument or building block
  52. megaphone –
  53. membrane – a very thin piece of skin that covers parts of your body
  54. memento –
  55. menagerie – a place where animals are kept and trained especially for an exhibition
  56. mentor –
  57. menu – a list from which to choose; a list of dishes to be served
  58. mercenary –
  59. mercury – a metallic chemical element; the planet closest to the sun; a Roman god
  60. mermaid –
  61. message – a communication in writing, in speech, or by signals; a directive; an idea; an official communication; the point or meaning of someone’s communication
  62. meteor –
  63. metro – a railway system that runs under the ground below a city
  64. metronome –
  65. microchip – an integrated circuit; a set of electronic components on a single unit.
  66. migrant –
  67. mill –  a building with machinery for grinding grain into flour; a machine used in treating (as by grinding or crushing) raw material; a business that dispenses products or services in mechanical manner
  68. minesweeper –
  69. minion – a follower; a servile dependant; a subordinate or petty official; a back scratcher
  70. minstrel –
  71. miniature – a tiny thing; a representation of something on a small or reduced scale; a painting of very small dimensions
  72. mint –
  73. miracle – a marvel; a supernatural event
  74. mirage –
  75. mire – a morass; wet, muddy soil; a troublesome or intractable situation
  76. mirth –
  77. missile – any thrown object; a self-propelled guided projectile used as a weapon towards a target.
  78. mitten –
  79. moat – a ditch; a deep, wide trench, usually filled with water, surrounding the rampart of a fortified place such as a castle
  80. mob –
  81. moccasin –  a form of shoe worn by Native Americans, as well as by hunters, traders, and settlers in the frontier regions of North America.
  82. model –
  83. module – any in a series of similar units for use together; a usually packaged collection of parts (as for an electronic device); an independent unit of a space vehicle
  84. mole –
  85. mongrel – the offspring of parents of different breeds (as of dogs)
  86. morass –
  87. morgue – a place where the bodies of the dead are kept temporarily until they are identified or released for burial
  88. morphine –
  89. mortar – a strong deep bowl in which substances are pounded or crushed with a pestle; a short muzzle-loading cannon used to fire shells at a low speed and at high angles
  90. mosaic –
  91. motif – a central theme; a recurring element that creates recognizable patterns; a repeated theme or pattern
  92. motive –
  93. mould – a shape, form, design or pattern; a shaped cavity used to give a definite form to fluid or plastic material; a distinctive and typical style, form, or character.
  94. mound –
  95. mulch – a covering (straw or sawdust) spread over the ground to protect the roots of plant
  96. mule –
  97. musketeer – a soldier armed with a musket
  98. mustang –
  99. muti – traditional African medicine or magical charms
  100. mystery –