Curse and complain

malediction
(n)
mal-ǝ-DIC-shǝn
Meaning

curse

1st Sample Sentence

When the monkey accidentally disturbed him in his meditation, the ascetic uttered a terrifying malediction.

Root

male (badly, evilly)#dicere (to speak, say) (Latin)

Mnemonics

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.

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