malevolent vs benevolent

Malevolent (MA- lev- a- lent) – evil, hateful, wishing ill will

Angie hated all the cheerleaders and felt malevolent toward them.

 

Benevolent (BA- nev- a- lent) – kind, considerate

King Arthur is considered to have been fair and kind to his people. He is thought to have been a benevolent ruler.


*Both words are adjectives which means they “describe” (modify a noun).  How did Angie (noun) feel toward the cheerleaders? What kind of ruler was King Arthur (noun) thought to have been?

 

** Keep in mind that “mal” is synonymous with “bad”.  So when you see a word beginning with “mal” is it an indication as to it’s meaning; malicious,  maleficent, malnourished, malpractice

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What if the only requirement to get into heaven is, in fact, good grammar? You should all be thanking me for trying to save your eternal souls from damnation!

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