Malicious – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Malicious – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Malicious: (Adjective) /məˈlɪʃəs/

Definition:

very unkind and cruel, and deliberately behaving in a way that is likely to upset or hurt someone

Synonyms: 

Unkind, Mean, Nasty

Collocations:

With noun: malicious damage/ falsehood/ gossip

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“The possibility of malicious damage should be considered, i.e. computer hacking and viruses.”
“The action for malicious falsehood is much less favourable to plaintiffs than defamation.”
“Jotan’s daughter, the sister of Jehan, was the source of as much malicious gossip as he was himself”

For IELTS Writing:
“One of the major flaws in the existing system is that the prosecutor has immunity from law suits claiming malicious prosecution.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

heartfelt, jubilant, cagey, heatproof, heinous, malicious

  1. He gets very ……………… whenever I ask him about his job.
  2. People are still …………………………….. because they are miserable.
  3. She expressed her …………….. thanks to all those who had helped and supported her.
  4. Place in a …………….. dish and sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
  5. The fans were in …………………. mood after the victory
  6. For agents, the new concern is that the ………………. activity may be directed at them

Answer keys:

  1. cagey
  2. malicious
  3. heartfelt
  4. heatproof
  5. jubilant
  6. heinous

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