mendicant

  1. a pauper who lives by begging

    Synonyms : beggar
    Type Of : pauper
  2. a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms

    Synonyms : friar
    Type Of : religious
  3. practicing beggary

    Examples :
    • mendicant friars

meteoric

  1. of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions

    Synonyms : meteorologic, meteorological
    Examples :
    • meteoric (or meteorological) phenomena
  2. like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience

    Examples :
    • a meteoric rise to fame
  3. pertaining to or consisting of meteors or meteoroids

    Examples :
    • meteoric shower
    • meteoric impacts

magisterial

  1. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

    Synonyms : distinguished, grand, imposing
    Examples :
    • she reigned in magisterial beauty
  2. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

    Synonyms : autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, peremptory
    Examples :
    • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
  3. of or relating to a magistrate

    Examples :
    • official magisterial functions

machinate

  1. engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

    Synonyms : cabal, complot, conjure, conspire
    Type Of : plot
  2. arrange by systematic planning and united effort

    Synonyms : devise, get up, organise, organize, prepare
    Type Of : initiate, pioneer
    Examples :
    • machinate a plot

maunder

  1. talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

    Synonyms : mumble, mussitate, mutter
    Type Of : speak, mouth, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize
  2. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

    Synonyms : blab, blabber, chatter, clack, gabble, gibber, palaver, piffle, prate, prattle, tattle, tittle-tattle, twaddle
    Type Of : speak, verbalize, verbalise, mouth, utter, talk
  3. wander aimlessly

    Type Of : swan, drift, range, tramp, wander, ramble, vagabond, cast, rove, roll, roam, stray

mordant

  1. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

    Synonyms : caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic
  2. harshly ironic or sinister

    Synonyms : black, grim
    Examples :
    • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit
  3. a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process

    Type Of : colouring material, color, coloring material, colour

mellifluous

  1. pleasing to the ear

    Synonyms : dulcet, honeyed, mellisonant, sweet

mulct

  1. money extracted as a penalty

    Synonyms : amercement, fine
    Type Of : penalty
  2. deprive of by deceit

    Synonyms : bunco, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, hornswoggle, nobble, rook, scam, short-change, swindle, victimize
    Type Of : rip off, cheat, chisel
  3. impose a fine on

    Type Of : impose, levy

malfeasance

  1. wrongful conduct by a public official

    Type Of : actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

morph

  1. cause to change shape in a computer animation

    Type Of : change, modify, alter
    Examples :
    • The computer programmer morphed the image
  2. change shape as via computer animation

    Type Of : wring, contort, deform, distort
    Examples :
    • In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther