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MACHO

(ma -choh) Abbrev. for massive astrophysical compact halo object. See Galaxy.

macho

[′mä·chō]
(astronomy)
A massive object in the halo of the Milky Way Galaxy, detected by the effects of gravitational lensing; such objects are hypothesized to account for the dark matter in the universe. Derived from massive compact halo object.
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By embracing ideas that are seen as feminine maybe men of the 21st Century are exhibiting true machoism.
Maintaining a balance that avoids both overt machoism and perceived wimpiness requires considerable interactional skill.
"People went along on Sunday not hoping, but probably expecting, some amount of violence and that machoism appeals to us all up to a point.
Gattuso also whipped off one of his screw-ins much to the amusement of his superstar team-mates and that of old pal Lorenzo Amoruso who was watching this bizarre show of Italian machoism from the sidelines.
Peters' article is nothing more than an exercise of intellectual machoism. Please clean up his mess.
Mississippi, he tells us, had a strong--very strong--antiparty tradition, and this, coupled with an exaggerated sense of "machoism," led to that fateful day in early 1861 when Mississippi followed many of its Southern brethren into the uncharted waters of the Southern Confederacy.