insinuate

suggest or hint (something bad or reprehensible) in an indirect and unpleasant way

inspire

fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative

intensify

become or make more extreme

intimidate

frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants

inundate

overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with; flood

irate

feeling or characterized by great anger

irrelevant

not connected with or relevant to something

lavish

rich, elaborate, or luxurious

legacy

a thing handed down by a predecessor

legendary

remarkable enough to be famous; very well known

legitimate

able to be defended with logic or justification

lethal

harmful or destructive

liaison

communication or cooperation that facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations

libel

a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation

loath

reluctant; unwilling

lurk

(of a person or animal) be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something

magnetic

very attractive or alluring

magnitude

the great size or extent of something

maternal

denoting feelings associated with or typical of a mother; motherly

maul

(of an animal) wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing

melancholy

a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause

mellow

(especially of sound, taste, and color) pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness

mirth

amusement, especially as expressed in laughter

mitigate

make less severe, serious, or painful

modify

make partial or minor changes to (something)

momentum

the impetus gained by a moving object

mortify

cause (someone) to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated

mull

think about (a fact, proposal, or request) deeply and at length

murky

not fully explained or understood, especially with concealed dishonesty or immorality

mutiny

an open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers

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