When the monkey accidentally disturbed him in his meditation, the ascetic uttered a terrifying malediction.
male (badly, evilly)#dicere (to speak, say) (Latin)
male+ (edict. sounds simillar to addict). and imagine a situation where there is only one male in family who earns and if he becomes addicted to all bad habits like gambling, robbery, and alcoholism. he is curse on the family and society MALEDICTION=MAL+DICTION. MAL means 'evil or ill' and DICTUM is 'saying'. So to say something evil is to CURSE.