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macaron (n.): a confection consisting of two small, round (usually colourful) biscuits with a meringue-like consistency, made with egg white and sugar.

MacGyver (v.): Make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand.

magnet fishing: the sport or hobby of using a strong magnet attached to the end of a rope to find metal objects in bodies of water.

makerspace (n.): a communal public workshop in which makers can work on small personal projects. A makerspace is like an art studio for the whole community. Most makerspaces cater to hobbyists rather than professional artists.

mama put (n.): a street vendor, typically a woman, selling cooked food at low prices from a handcart or stall. Also: a street stall or roadside restaurant run by such person.

manspreading (n.): The practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.

meatspace: “the physical world and environment especially as contrasted with the virtual world of cyberspace.”

meme (n): an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.

mentionitis (n.): originally: a tendency to mention something for the sake of comprehensiveness or exhaustiveness, rather than relevance (now rare). In later use... (see Oxford Dictionary).

metaverse: 1 computing : a persistent virtual environment that allows access to and interoperability of multiple individual virtual realities also : any of the individual virtual environments that make up a metaverse. 2 cosmology : the hypothetical combination of all co-existing or sequentially existing universes

Mic drop (n.): An instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one's microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive. Used to emphasize that a discussion is at an end after a definitive or particularly impressive point has been made.

microgrid: a small grid; especially : a local electrical grid that can be connected to a larger network but that is also capable of operating independently.

micro-target (v): To direct tailored advertisements, political messages, etc., at (people) based on detailed information about them.

misgendering (n): The action or fact of mistaking or misstating a person’s gender, esp. of addressing or referring to a transgender person in terms that do not reflect…

mojo: a sauce, marinade, or seasoning that is usually composed primarily of olive oil, garlic, citrus juice, and spices (such as black pepper and cumin).

Mouthie (n.): a person's mouth.

mud season: a time of year (such as early spring) that is characterized by excessively muddy ground.

Mx (n.): A title used before a person's surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female. Pronounce "mix" or "mux"


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