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Obs. fondle; pet, spoil, baby, indulge, dote on, cater to, wait on hand and foot,

molt, v. mew, shed, shed the skin, exuviate, cast off, slough; come off, peel or peel off, exfoliate, Pathol. desquamate.

molten, adj. melted, fused, smelted, liquefied, liqui

dized, fluidized, dissolved; igneous, volcanic; heated, red-hot, white-hot.

moment, n. 1. instant, second, Inf. sec, minute,
short time, little while; no time, less than no time, twinkling, twinkling
or twinkle of an eye, wink, wink of an eye, trice, flash, Inf. jiffy or jiff, Inf. whipstitch, Inf. two shakes, Inf. two shakes of a lamb's tail, Inf. a brace of shakes.
2. period, point, point in time, time; juncture, hour, day, season, stage.
3. importance, import, significance, consequence, first order, first rank; weight, gravity; prominence, eminence, mark, note; concern,
Archaic, concernment, consideration, interest.

momentarily, adv. 1. for a moment, for a second,
for a minute, for a little
or short while, for a short
time, shortly, briefly.
2. every moment, all the time, from moment to moment, from minute to minute.
3. at any moment, any moment now, any time now, any second now, any minute, now.

momentary, adj. 1. instantaneous, instant, immediate, quick, quick as a flash, quick as thought or lightning; abrupt, sudden.
2. brief, short, short-lived, temporary, impermanent, transient, transitory, here today and gone tomorrow, fly-by-night; ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, passing, fading.

momentous, adj. crucial, critical, climacteric, eventful, pivotal, decisive; heavy, portentous, fraught, charged, laden; serious, grave, weighty, consequential, significant; major, considerable, landmark, vital, of vital interest, all important, of the utmost importance, high-priority, earthshaking; important, of importance, of significance, of consequence, of weight, of moment, of concern, of interest, not to be overlooked, Inf. not to be sneezed at.

momentum, n. impetus, impulse, driving power, drive, thrust, push, force, energy; speed,

monachism, n. See - monasticism. monarch, n. 1. sovereign, ruler, rex, crowned head, potentate, dynast, majesty, royal personage, king, queen, Pharaoh; emperor, empress, king of kings, czar, kaiser, Great Mogul, (in ancient Rome) im-perator, (in Incan empire) Inca, (in medieval China) khan, (in Japan) mikado, (in Ethiopia) Negus.
2. autocrat, monocrat, autarch, overlord; dictator, tyrant, despot; absolute monarch, absolute ruler, supreme master.

monarchal, adj. royal, regal, monarchical, monarchic, kingly, queenly, lordly, princely,

monarchism, n. royalism, imperialism, divine right of kings or divine right; conservatism, rightism, (in Great Britain) Toryism, (in France) Bourbonism.

monarchy, n. 1. kingdom, sovereign nation or state, realm, domain, dominion, principate, principality, empire, empery; duchy, dukedom, earldom, palatinate, caliphate.
2. autocracy, absolutism, despotism, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, monocracy, one-man rule, one-party rule, Caesarism, Stalinism; tyranny, uncontrolled
or unlimited authority, complete control, absolute power or control, iron hand, iron fist, iron rule,

monastery, n. 1. cloister, abbey, priory, friary, charterhouse, cenoby, (usu. contemptuous) monkery;

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These verbs have essentially the same meaning. You can:
  • answer an email
  • reply to an email (most common when talking about e-mail)
  • respond to an email

    When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).

    When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.

    When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.

    When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.
  • He answered my question, but I didn't understand his answer.
  • We're waiting for a reply from the customer.
  • Her response to his comment was brilliant.

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