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Malevolent

having or showing a wish to do evil to others

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Malapropism

the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect, as in, for example

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Malicious

characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm

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Malodorous

smelling very unpleasant

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Malady

a disease or ailment

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Malaria

an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical regions.

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Malediction

a magical word or phrase uttered with the intention of bringing about evil or destruction; a curse

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Malefactor

a person who commits a crime or some other wrong

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Malignant

malevolent

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Malpractice

improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, especially by a medical practitioner, lawyer, or public official