Word of the Week: Nefarious

CliffsNotes October 21, 2014



Word: NEFARIOUS (adj)

Meaning: evil

Synonyms: wicked, malevolent, immoral


1. The Beast in Beauty and the Beast is originally thought to be nefarious due to his looks and grumpy manner.

2. Friendly Casper was the least nefarious of all the ghosts.

3. Showtime’s new haunting television show, Penny Dreadful, is full of nefarious characters such as Frankenstein.



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