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malamute an Alaskan breed of dog, chiefly raised for pulling sleds.
malapropism the humorous or ridiculous misuse of a word, esp. by using a word that sounds similar to the correct word, but whose meaning is inappropriate, as in "waddling in self-pity," rather than "wallowing".
malapropos not suited to the occasion; inappropriate. [2 definitions]
malaria an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes and marked by recurring attacks of chills, fever, and sweating.
malarkey (informal) exaggeration or foolishness; nonsense.
Malawi a country in southeastern Africa between Zambia and Mozambique.
Malay of or pertaining to the Malay Peninsula or its peoples, cultures, languages, or the like. [3 definitions]
Malaya the one of three federated territories included in Malaysia that occupies most of the Malay Peninsula.
Malay Archipelago a large group of islands that stretches from Southeast Asia to Australia and includes Indonesia, Borneo, and the Philippines.
Malayo-Polynesian see "Austronesian."
Malay Peninsula a Southeast Asian peninsula occupied by Malaya and part of Thailand.
Malaysia a country in Southeast Asia, including Malaya, Sumatra, Sabah, and Sarawak.
Malaysian a native or citizen of Malaysia, or a descendant thereof. [4 definitions]
Malcolm X U.S. black nationalist leader and Muslim minister (b.1925--d.1965).
malcontent dissatisfied with existing conditions or circumstances. [2 definitions]
mal de mer (French) seasickness.
Maldives an Indian Ocean country southwest of Sri Lanka, composed of about two thousand islands; Maldive Islands.
Malé the capital of the Maldives.
male of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the masculine sex. [3 definitions]
malediction the expression of a wish that evil or harm come to someone; curse. [2 definitions]
malefaction an evil or criminal act.