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malapropos

Short Definition : inappropriate; ADV.

Definition
(adj) of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
Definition
(adv) at an inconvenient time
Synonyms : inopportunely
Example Sentence
  • he arrived inopportunely just as we sat down for dinner
  • she answered malapropos

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malapropos

a PROPOSal to a girl(named MALA) must always be at APPROPIATE TIME, AND IN APPROPRIATE MANNER/NATURE....tus malapropos meaning can b understood
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by dhruv

(mal)means bad..and (apro)apropriate=not apropriate or inapropriate
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by aakashh

again the same thing,as she always used the word which conveyed a different meaning. Obviously anything which is not spoken correctly is always inappropriate
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by preetisoni2411

mal+appropriate
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by 1.6k

malcontent

Short Definition : person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented

Definition
(noun) a person who is discontented or disgusted
Definition
(adj) discontented as toward authority
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malcontent

mal(means not in good state)+content(means satisfied)........iif you are not in a good state you cannot be satisfied.
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by preetisoni2411

mal(not ,bad)+content with(satisfied with)
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by priyanshu.mittal

Malcontent: With "Maal" (in Hindi means Goods) "Content" inside gifts nobody seems satisfied, so malcontent means dissatisfied or displeased person.
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by RKA-CE-9910827111-Delhi

malediction

Short Definition : curse

Definition
(noun) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
Synonyms : imprecation
Example Sentence
  • he suffered the imprecations of the mob

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malediction

MALEDICTION=MAL+DICTION. MAL means 'evil or ill' and DICTUM is 'saying'. So to say something evil is to CURSE.
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by imajeeth

male+(edict..sounds simillar to addict)....and imagine a situation where there is only one male in family who earns and if he becomes addicted to all bad habits like gambling,robbery,and alcoholism......he is curse on the family and society
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by preetisoni2411

Slang :: To see sheMALE(Chakka's) DICK(penis) is a CURSE for many of us.
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by rohan_1985

living in a male dominated country is like a curse
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by anchu.khanna

male+dictionary has curses is in it. similarly, 1) malefactor=male has criminal factor in him 2) malevolent=male is voilent(evil) sry!It was just to remember
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by kan

mal(bad)+ediction(addiction)...hence any bad addiction is a CURSE by god..or some1
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by aniketh21090

MAL means evil & DICTION means to speak, thus evil speak = MALEDICTION
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by Jackery

Opposite of BENEDICTION (i.e blessing) .....so this MALEDICTION is curse.
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by KSahoo

malediction
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by varmakarthik9

malefactor

Short Definition : evildoer; criminal

Definition
(noun) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Synonyms : criminal , crook , felon , outlaw

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malefactor

see it as MAL-EFFECTOR who affects in wrong way
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by pankajgoyal

statistically(factually),male-fact; most of the malefactors are MALES.
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by usairforce1985

sounds like fearfactor(tv show)......in which they do all deeds which are done by criminals......like breaking glass,eating insects,etc
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by simranjeet

suppose a woman commits a crime. Every1 calls her a hard ass. She is a hard ass. She has a certain Mele Factor
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by friendofafriend

malevolent

Short Definition : wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence

Definition
(adj) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
Example Sentence
  • a gossipy malevolent old woman
  • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful

Definition
(adj) having or exerting a malignant influence
Synonyms : evil , malefic , malign
Example Sentence
  • malevolent stars
  • a malefic force

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malevolent

malevolent = male +violent Violent males can cause more harm to society than females
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by Administrator

opposite of benevolent
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by jay_gandhi

violent males are wishing evil to the society
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by cp.jethani

mal(bad)+vol(wish) bad wish or evil wish
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by manasareddy

woo for evil ~ woo is to wish aspire something
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by pandhi.priyanka

malfeasance

Short Definition : wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)

Definition
(noun) wrongful conduct by a public official
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malfeasance

Sounds like MAL FEES ANCE What do we mean by it if we say MAL FEES?? Certainly its a bribe. So Malfeasance means officials indulged in taking bribes, a misconduct.
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by r4nj33t

feasance=performance of an act (or feasibility=possible) mal = bad so, overall meaning is "wrong doing" or "possibly wrong"
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by Thisisnotme

malfeasance = male+ feast. i.e in the FEAST OF MAN ONLY,they will surely do SOMETHING WRONG.
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by deepakranamech

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