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malicious

Short Definition : hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite

Definition
(adj) having the nature of or resulting from malice
Example Sentence
  • malicious gossip
  • took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malicious

Malaysians(sounds similar) cannot be malicious, the buddhism in the country says never harm others
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by massb

mal(bad)+us...we always hate someone who thinks bad for us
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by er.amit.1jan

malign

Short Definition : speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence

Definition
(verb) speak unfavorably about
Example Sentence
  • She badmouths her husband everywhere

Definition
(adj) evil or harmful in nature or influence
Example Sentence
  • prompted by malign motives
  • believed in witches and malign spirits
  • gave him a malign look
  • a malign lesion

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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malign

Ma(bad) Lign(language) bad language
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by usairforce1985

sounds like MELLA(dirty) ...so to speak dirty/evil about others
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by userdce

MR. MALIGAN IS A PERSON WITH BAD MOUTH
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by amitarora

mal=bad, ling=related to language (lingual)...so, malign=use of bad language Also, it's opposite of BENIGN
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by Thisisnotme

similar to malingerer(one who avoids works on excuse of illness) ...if u call someone a malingerer u bring disgrace to his name.
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by Ashishbaldwa

Hindi - Jisaki pratima malin ki gayee hai by using slanderous remarks
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by ksameer_coep

maa ka land ... is a bad foul language
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by SHAKAL

Malli(dirty)+ Liguist ---> Malign
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by pingu

malignant

Short Definition : tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor

Definition
(adj) dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malignant

When Malign( gandi) +ant (ant) ne mujhe kaata ,it was DANGEROUS TO HEALTH.
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by Abhishek Katara

malignant....malicious.
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by rd

MALINAGA-CRICKTER IS A AGGRESIVE BOWLER.HE CAN CAUSE U SOME SERIOUS INJURY.HOPE IT HELPS U.
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by bachiemma

MAL(bad)+AIL+ANT...bad ant that ails you is malignant means infectious and you get infetions on your body after ant bites you
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by nileshdive

maa ka ligament kharab ho gaha ... cancer ho gaya ... about to die
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by SHAKAL

malignant cancer...it spreads throughout the body...hence it has evil influence
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by elixir

Mali(gardener) g ke liye NAN(a kind of chapati) injurious hai
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by arbitrary.contrivance

malingerer

Short Definition : one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work

Definition
(noun) someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
Synonyms : shammer , skulker

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malingerer

Ma linger= child lingering around her mom to avoid going to school.
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by amit251285

Malinga feigned illness to avoid bowling to Tendulkar
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by Malinga

mali+inger(sounds like injure)(p.s MY MALI IS INDER :)))))),.......my mali got injured yesterday while working... so today he is feigning illness and refused to come
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by preetisoni2411

'linger' is to hang around, 'malinger' is to skulk and hang around, and 'malingerer' is one who skulks and hangs around.
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by rakesh2485

Players like M.Vijay would rather fake illness than face players like MALINGA
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by friendofafriend

this-tent. This is my tent. It swelled because of the hot steam from the cook inside
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by alios

linger is to hang around, lingerer is someone that hangs around, malingerer is someone that doesn't like to hang around at work
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by usairforce1985

mal ( disease ) + loiter (wander aimlessly) ... that is you are running away from your duty
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by SHAKAL

malleable

Short Definition : (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable

Definition
(adj) easily influenced
Synonyms : ductile

Definition
(adj) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
Synonyms : ductile , pliable , pliant , tensile , tractile
Example Sentence
  • ductile copper
  • malleable metals such as gold
  • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
  • pliant molten glass
  • made of highly tensile steel alloy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malleable

relate with meltable; so possible to reshape
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by Born2GRE

Many women believe they can mold their MALE (malle) partners into ABLE-bodied husbands.
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by KOGrad

malleability is the capability of stretching to a wire Ductility is the capability of pressing to a sheet. Both are properties studied in material science
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by sharif2059

Malleable: Malle(Male=Boys)+Able(capable),so Males only able/capable to build their body(shape) to 6Pack or 8Pack by doing exercise.So MalleAble=capable of being shaped
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by misc

Sounds like mouldable Easy to shape or bend
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by ukr

mallet is a hammer, we use a hammer to hit sth into another shape -> they are malleable
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by caoboidibo

BIg malls are impressing malleable minds of children .
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by amit251285

malodorous

Short Definition : foul-smelling

Definition
(adj) having an unpleasant smell
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malodorous

mal(means bad)+odor(sounds simillar to odour)..+us.......smelling..bad odour of some chemicals is dangerous to health.
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by preetisoni2411

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