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marina

/məˈrinə/ (n)

A small part of water where people keep their boats.

Example:

I’ll meet you at 1 p.m. at the Westpoint Marina to go sailing.

mark-up

/ˈmɑrk-ʌp/ (n)

The extra price you pay a goods in a store.

Example:

I don’t like to shop in Glow. Everyone knows their mark-up is 50%.

mouthful

/maʊθfʊl/ (n)

The amount of food or drink you can put in your mouth at one time.

Example:

I want to try your dessert. May I have a mouthful?

mingle

/’mɪŋgəl/ (v)

Meet and speak with many people at a party.

Example:

James doesn’t like to mingle, so he won’t go to many social events.

meaningless

/’minɪŋlɪs/ (adj)

Not important or not worth doing.

Example:

I have no experience in that area, so offering my advice would be meaningless.

meditate

/medə,teɪt/ (v)

To relax completely, and focus on your breathing or a word.

Example:

People have meditated in India for 5000 years.

mobilize

/ˈməʊbəˌlaɪz/ (v)

Get people together to do something.

Example:

The military mobilized the soldiers quickly to stop the enemy.

midway

/ˌmɪdˈweɪ/ (adj/adv)

At the middle point of a time or place.

Example:

I’m midway through my law degree. I’ll graduate in May 2010.

meditate

/ˈmedəˌteɪt/ (v)

To sit, relax, and only think of one thing.

Example:

Michael has a very stressful job, so he meditates every day.

moan

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To complain about something.

Examples:

Why do you always moan about your life? Be more positive!

Emily hated her job and was moaning all the time. I am happy she finally quit.

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