This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : inappropriate; ADV.
(adj) of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
(adv) at an inconvenient time
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
(mal)means bad..and (apro)apropriate=not apropriate or inapropriate
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
Short Definition : person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented
(noun) a person who is discontented or disgusted
(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.
mal(not ,bad)+content with(satisfied with)
Malcontent: With "Maal" (in Hindi means Goods) "Content" inside gifts nobody seems satisfied, so malcontent means dissatisfied or displeased person.
Short Definition : curse
(noun) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
he suffered the imprecations of the mob
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malediction
MAL means 'evil or ill' and DICTUM is 'saying'. So to say something evil is to CURSE.
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
Slang :: To see sheMALE(Chakka's) DICK(penis) is a CURSE for many of us.
living in a male dominated country is like a curse
male+dictionary has curses is in it.
1) malefactor=male has criminal factor in him
2) malevolent=male is voilent(evil)
sry!It was just to remember
mal(bad)+ediction(addiction)...hence any bad addiction is a CURSE by god..or some1
MAL means evil & DICTION means to speak, thus evil speak = MALEDICTION
Opposite of BENEDICTION (i.e blessing) .....so this MALEDICTION is curse.
Short Definition : evildoer; criminal
(noun) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malefactor
see it as MAL-EFFECTOR
who affects in wrong way
statistically(factually),male-fact; most of the malefactors are MALES.
sounds like fearfactor(tv show)......in which they do all deeds which are done by criminals......like breaking glass,eating insects,etc
suppose a woman commits a crime. Every1 calls her a hard ass. She is a hard ass. She has a certain Mele Factor
Short Definition : wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
(adj) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
a gossipy malevolent old woman
failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful
(adj) having or exerting a malignant influence
a malefic force
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malevolent
malevolent = male +violent Violent males can cause more harm to society than females
opposite of benevolent
violent males are wishing evil to the society
mal(bad)+vol(wish) bad wish or evil wish
woo for evil ~ woo is to wish aspire something
Short Definition : wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
(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.
feasance=performance of an act (or feasibility=possible)
mal = bad
so, overall meaning is "wrong doing" or "possibly wrong"
malfeasance = male+ feast. i.e in the FEAST OF MAN ONLY,they will surely do SOMETHING WRONG.