1. metaphor a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
  2. ameliorate make better
  3. moral concerned with principles of right and wrong
  4. meliorate to make better
  5. melancholy a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
  6. plethora extreme excess
  7. melagra rheumatic or myalgic pains in the arms or legs
  8. contemporary occurring in the same period of time
  9. mail order a purchase negotiated by mail
  10. Mellivora ratels
  11. mealworm the larva of beetles of the family Tenebrionidae
  12. mole rat furry short-limbed tailless rodent resembling a true mole in habits and appearance; of eastern Europe and Middle East
  13. temporary not permanent; not lasting
  14. Melchior (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus; usually represented as a king of Nubia
  15. molar grinding tooth with a broad crown
  16. Mellaril a tranquilizer (trade name Mellaril) used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  17. male horse the male of species Equus caballus
  18. milord a term of address for an English lord
  19. melter a worker who melts substances (metal or wax etc.)
  20. Malory English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)