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malefaction an evil or criminal act.
malefactor one who commits a crime or does evil; criminal or wrongdoer.
malefic evil; sinister; baleful.
maleficence harm; evil. [2 definitions]
maleficent causing harm or evil.
Maleia the southeastern promontory of the Peloponnesus, where, in Greek mythology, Odysseus was thrown off course; Cape Maleia.
malevolence the state or quality of being malevolent.
malevolent wishing or doing evil to others; ill-willed; malicious.
malfeasance an illegal act or wrongdoing, esp. by a public official.
malformation faulty or abnormal formation, esp. in the structure of a living organism; defect.
malformed abnormally formed.
malfunction to fail to operate or function. [3 definitions]
Mali a West African country between Mauritania and Niger.
malic acid a crystalline acid found esp. in unripe fruit such as apples and tomatoes.
malice the wish to harm or hurt others; hostility; animosity. [2 definitions]
malicious characterized by or displaying malice.
malicious mischief the intentional destruction of another person's property or belongings.
malign to speak badly of; defame; slander. [2 definitions]
malignancy the state or quality of being malignant. [3 definitions]
malignant evil or injurious in intent, effect, or character. [2 definitions]
malignity the condition or character of being malign or deadly. [2 definitions]