milieu

  1. the environmental condition

    Synonyms : surroundings
    Type Of : environment

mettle

  1. the courage to carry on

    Synonyms : heart, nerve, spunk
    Type Of : braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness

meticulous

  1. marked by precise accordance with details

    Synonyms : punctilious
    Examples :
    • meticulous research
  2. marked by extreme care in treatment of details

    Examples :
    • a meticulous craftsman
    • almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities

metaphorically

  1. in a metaphorical manner

    Examples :
    • she expressed herself metaphorically

merge

  1. become one

    Synonyms : unify, unite
    Type Of : integrate
    Examples :
    • the cells merge
  2. join or combine

    Synonyms : unify, unite
    Type Of : alter, modify, change
    Examples :
    • We merged our resources
  3. mix together different elements

    Synonyms : blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, mix
    Type Of : change integrity

mercurial

  1. liable to sudden unpredictable change

    Synonyms : erratic, fickle, quicksilver
    Examples :
    • mercurial twists of temperament
  2. relating to or containing or caused by mercury

    Examples :
    • mercurial preparations
    • mercurial sore mouth
  3. relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury

  4. relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury

mercenary

  1. serving for wages in a foreign army

    Synonyms : free-lance, freelance
    Examples :
    • mercenary killers
  2. a person hired to fight for another country than their own

    Synonyms : soldier of fortune
    Type Of : adventurer, venturer
  3. profit oriented

    Synonyms : mercantile, moneymaking
    Examples :
    • a mercenary enterprise
  4. marked by materialism

    Synonyms : materialistic, worldly-minded

mendacious

  1. given to lying

    Examples :
    • a mendacious child
  2. intentionally untrue

    Examples :
    • a mendacious statement

menagerie

  1. the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition

    Synonyms : zoo, zoological garden
    Type Of : facility, installation
  2. a collection of live animals for study or display

    Type Of : accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

mellow

  1. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

    Synonyms : high
  2. softened through age or experience

    Synonyms : mellowed
    Examples :
    • mellow wisdom
    • the peace of mellow age
  3. become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

    Synonyms : mellow out, melt
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • With age, he mellowed
  4. having a full and pleasing flavor through proper aging

    Synonyms : mellowed
    Examples :
    • a mellow port
    • mellowed fruit
  5. unhurried and relaxed

    Synonyms : laid-back
    Examples :
    • a mellow conversation
  6. in a mellow manner

    Synonyms : mellowly
  7. make or grow (more) mellow

    Type Of : soften
    Examples :
    • These apples need to mellow a bit more
    • The sun mellowed the fruit
  8. soften, make mellow

    Type Of : soften
    Examples :
    • Age and experience mellowed him over the years