miserliness

  1. total lack of generosity with money

    Type Of : closeness, meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, tightfistedness, tightness

mortified

  1. made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride

    Synonyms : embarrassed, humiliated
    Examples :
    • felt mortified by the comparison with her sister
  2. suffering from tissue death

    Synonyms : gangrenous

metrology

  1. the scientific study of measurement

    Type Of : science, scientific discipline

mines

  1. excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

    Type Of : excavation
  2. explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

    Type Of : explosive device
  3. get from the earth by excavation

    Type Of : tap, exploit
    Examples :
    • mine ores and metals
  4. lay mines

    Type Of : reinforce, reenforce
    Examples :
    • The Vietnamese mined Cambodia

microbes

  1. a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

    Synonyms : bug, germ
    Type Of : micro-organism, microorganism

mutualism

  1. the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other

    Synonyms : symbiosis
    Type Of : interdependence, interdependency, mutuality

manipulation

  1. exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

    Synonyms : use
    Type Of : influence
    Examples :
    • his manipulation of his friends was scandalous
  2. the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

    Synonyms : handling
    Type Of : touch, touching

martyr

  1. one who suffers for the sake of principle

    Synonyms : sufferer
    Type Of : victim
  2. torture and torment like a martyr

    Synonyms : martyrise, martyrize
    Type Of : excruciate, torment, torture
  3. kill as a martyr

    Type Of : kill
    Examples :
    • Saint Sebastian was martyred
  4. one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion

    Type Of : victim

mortality rate

  1. the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year

    Synonyms : death rate, deathrate, fatality rate, mortality
    Type Of : rate

militant

  1. disposed to warfare or hard-line policies

    Synonyms : hawkish, warlike
    Examples :
    • militant nations
  2. engaged in war

    Synonyms : belligerent, war-ridden, warring
  3. showing a fighting disposition

    Synonyms : competitive
    Examples :
    • militant in fighting for better wages for workers
  4. a militant reformer

    Synonyms : activist
    Type Of : meliorist, reformer, crusader, social reformer, reformist