This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
mal(means bad, not good (of condition)+aise(sounds like ease)....and someone who is not at ease is one who is feeling ill
Think of malaria
mal hai tu... always making me uneasy. Mal hai tu!!!
I ate a jar of MAYONNAISE. Now I feel sick.
Malaise in mind when wearing maile(dirty) se clothes.
Malaise- AALAS aalas lagta hai means dull dul whn some one is feel ill. so malaise = uneasiness or vague feeling of ill health.
Short Definition : comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
Mrs Malaprop was a very famous character of an english play "The Rivals" where she misuses words, creating a comical effect.
Short Definition : inappropriate; ADV.
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
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
MALEDICTION=MAL+DICTION. 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
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
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
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
Short Definition : wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
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.
malfeasance = male+ feast. i.e in the FEAST OF MAN ONLY,they will surely do SOMETHING WRONG.