GRE Word List

MALEFICIENT

doing evil; N. maleficience

The meaning of the word maleficient is doing evil; N. maleficience.

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WordMeaning
uncouthboorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
sensuousgiving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
frenziedmadly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
coercionuse of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
convictionjudgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
premiseassumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
epauletornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
swindlercheater
swayswing from side to side; influence (someone) to change one's opinion; N.
pretentiousostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art