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myopia a visual defect in which distant images are focused in front of rather than on the retina; nearsightedness. (Cf. hyperopia.) [2 definitions]
myopic concerning or having myopia; nearsighted. [2 definitions]
myriad a large but indefinite number. [3 definitions]
myriapod any of various arthropods that have a long segmented body with numerous pairs of legs, such as the centipedes and millipedes. [2 definitions]
myrrh a sweet-smelling gum exuded by several related trees and shrubs native to India, Arabia, and East Africa, and used in perfume and incense.
myrtle any of several shrubs, esp. one found in the Mediterranean region and western Asia, that have evergreen leaves and bear pink or white flowers and aromatic, dark blue berries. [2 definitions]
myself used to emphasize me or I. [3 definitions]
mysterious full of, pertaining to, or characterized by mystery. [2 definitions]
mystery an unknown, unexplainable, or secret matter. [4 definitions]
mystery play a medieval representation, in dramatic form, of a Biblical event, esp. the life, death, or resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Cf. miracle play, morality play.)
mystic having hidden or spiritually symbolic meaning. [5 definitions]
mystical mystic. [3 definitions]
mysticism the beliefs held by mystics. [3 definitions]
mystify to cause puzzlement in, often with intent to deceive; bewilder; perplex.
mystique an aura of mystery, power, or distinction that surrounds a particular person, thing, or activity.
myth a story or body of stories based on tradition or legend, originating in the oral history of a preliterate society and incorporating its beliefs about the origins of the world, the causes of natural events, and the origins of the society's customs and practices. [4 definitions]
mythical concerning, involving, resembling, or portrayed in a myth or myths. [2 definitions]
mythicize to treat or explain as, or turn into, a myth.
mythmaker one who creates a myth or myths, usu. to serve the needs of a particular situation.
mythological of, concerning, or appearing in myths or mythology. [2 definitions]
mythologize to relate or create a myth or myths. [3 definitions]