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morsel a small piece that is the right size for one bite; bit.
mortal not living forever; having to die some day. [5 definitions]
mortar1 a heavy bowl in which things are ground or pounded into powder with a tool called a pestle.
mortar2 a material made from lime, sand, and water and used to hold bricks or stones in place.
mortgage a written agreement by which a bank or other institution agrees to lend money so that one can buy a property. The bank holds a claim to this property until the money is paid back.
mosaic a picture or design made with many small colored pieces of glass, tile, or stone. These pieces are fitted together and cemented into place.
Moscow the capital city of Russia.
Moslem another spelling for Muslim.
mosque a Muslim place of worship.
mosquito an insect with a thin body and two wings. The females bite and suck the blood of animals and people. Some mosquitoes spread disease.
moss a small, green plant without flowers that grows in soft, thick clumps. Moss grows in mats on rocks, trees, and wet ground.
most in the greatest number, amount, or degree (superlative of "many" and "much"). [7 definitions]
mostly for the most part; mainly.
motel a hotel with parking spaces near the bedrooms for those who travel by car.
moth an insect that has broad wings and flies mostly at night. Moths look like butterflies, but they usually have thicker bodies and bushy antennae and are less colorful. [2 definitions]
mother1 a female parent. [5 definitions]
mother-in-law the mother of a person's husband or wife.
motherly of or like a mother.
Mother's Day a holiday to honor mothers, celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on the second Sunday in May every year. People often give gifts or do nice things for their mothers on this day.
motion the process, manner, or continuous action of moving; movement. [5 definitions]
motion picture a series of pictures or photographs shown one after the other on a screen. The pictures or photographs appear so quickly that they seem to be moving. [2 definitions]