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

mal(bad)+us...we always hate someone who thinks bad for us

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

MR. MALIGAN IS A PERSON WITH BAD MOUTH

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

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

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

maa ka land ... is a bad foul language

Malli(dirty)+ Liguist ---> Malign

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

malignant....malicious.

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

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

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

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

Mali(gardener) g ke liye NAN(a kind of chapati) injurious hai

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

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Malinga feigned illness to avoid bowling to Tendulkar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

Sounds like mouldable Easy to shape or bend

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

BIg malls are impressing malleable minds of children .

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.

mammal

Short Definition : vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young

Definition
(noun) any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
Synonyms : mammalian

mammoth

Short Definition : gigantic; enormous

Definition
(noun) any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks Definition
(adj) so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
Synonyms : gigantic
Example Sentence
  • a gigantic redwood
  • gigantic disappointment
  • a mammoth ship
  • a mammoth multinational corporation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for mammoth

: mam+moth—mam(madam) mouth(moth) was so HUGE she just keep on shouting

sounds like behemoth,which is also means huge, gigantic

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Mammoth elephant if u remember the history its wild elephant with long teeths

mammoth,sounds like 'my mouth',and it's huge,:0

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