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malefactor

mal·e·fac·tor

malefactor

pronunciation:
mae lih faek tr
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who commits a crime or does evil; criminal or wrongdoer.
The police were eager to bring the malefactor to justice.Society does not easily forgive violent malefactors.
similar words:
devil, miscreant
Word Parts
The word malefactor contains the following parts:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".