M is for

Main, adj. foremost, leading, principal
Mane, n. long hair on the neck, head, or back of an animal
Maine, n. a state in the north eastern part of the United States.

If you vacation in Southern Maine, make sure to visit York’s Wild Animal Kingdom. One of the main attractions there is the African lion; his mane is beautiful.

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Mete, v. to distribute
Meet, v. to become acquainted, to assemble
Meat, n. the edible part of anything

“We’ll meet back at the ranch and mete out the portions of the meat there.” Bill turned to the new farmhand. “Thanks for coming out today, it was nice to meet you.”

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Meddle, v. to interfere
Metal, n. a formative material, i.e. gold, aluminum, brass
Medal, n. a piece of metal given as a reward for or in commemoration of something
v. to receive a medal (in sports)
Mettle, n. courage, fortitude

When Tommy returned home with the metal disk on a ribbon around his neck, his parents were glad they hadn’t meddled in his life. Tommy had proven he had the mettle necessary to medal in the games. The gold medal was given a place of honor on the mantle.

 

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Definitions used or adapted from dictionary.com
See also: Intro, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, KL, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Outro

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