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n
1. alteration or improvement of writing to remove errors
emendation
adj
1. illegal; not sanctioned by law or tradition
illicit
adj
1. without flaw; faultless
impeccable
adj
1. lacking moral discipline or self-restraint, esp in sexual matters
licentious
adj
1. clumsy, esp in using hands
2. socially clumsy; tactless
maladroit
n
1. a vague feeling of ill health or depression
malaise
n
1. the misuse of a word, esp when unintentional , with comic effect
malapropism
n
1. someone who commits crime; an evildoer
malefactor
adj
1. wishing harm to someone; malicious
malevolent
n
1. misconduct, esp by a public official
malfeasance
n
1. to speak harmful untruths about someone or something; to traduce
adj
1. showing an evil disposition; intending harm or evil
malign
v
1. to pretend to be sick or injured in order to evade responsibilities
malinger
adj
1. lying; untruthful; false
mendacious
n
1. a beggar; anyone who earns a living by begging
mendicant
n
1. a small sin or fault; a trifling offense
peccadillo
n
1. alteration or improvement of writing to remove errors
emendation
adj
1. illegal; not sanctioned by law or tradition
illicit
adj
1. without flaw; faultless
impeccable
adj
1. lacking moral discipline or self-restraint, esp in sexual matters
licentious
adj
1. clumsy, esp in using hands
2. socially clumsy; tactless
maladroit
n
1. a vague feeling of ill health or depression
malaise
n
1. the misuse of a word, esp when unintentional , with comic effect
malapropism
n
1. someone who commits crime; an evildoer
malefactor
adj
1. wishing harm to someone; malicious
malevolent
n
1. misconduct, esp by a public official
malfeasance
n
1. to speak harmful untruths about someone or something; to traduce
adj
1. showing an evil disposition; intending harm or evil
malign
v
1. to pretend to be sick or injured in order to evade responsibilities
malinger
adj
1. lying; untruthful; false
mendacious
n
1. a beggar; anyone who earns a living by begging
mendicant
n
1. a small sin or fault; a trifling offense
peccadillo