This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
(adj) having the nature of or resulting from malice
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
mal(bad)+us...we always hate someone who thinks bad for us
Short Definition : speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
(verb) speak unfavorably about
She badmouths her husband everywhere
(adj) evil or harmful in nature or influence
prompted by malign motives
believed in witches and malign spirits
gave him a malign look
a malign lesion
(adj) having or exerting a malignant influence
a malefic force
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malign
Ma(bad) Lign(language) bad language
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
Short Definition : tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
(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.
by Abhishek Katara
MALINAGA-CRICKTER IS A AGGRESIVE BOWLER.HE CAN CAUSE U SOME SERIOUS INJURY.HOPE IT HELPS U.
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
Short Definition : one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
(noun) someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malingerer
Ma linger= child lingering around her mom to avoid going to school.
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
Short Definition : (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
(adj) easily influenced
(adj) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
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
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 .
Short Definition : foul-smelling
(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.