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