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Word Nerd: Malefic

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsymalefic definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyMalefic means having malignant influence, especially by supernatural means. Malefic derives from the Latin maleficus (wicked, mischievous). Malefic was first used around 1645-1655.

Malefic is productive of evil; it’s to malign and do harm. Malefic is baneful, malicious, wicked, and cruelly, evilly intentful. Malefic is most likely where the name of Maleficent came from. To be malefic means one has an evil, harmful influence, an influence that can seem or feel almost other-worldly in it’s pure detrimental and injurious ways.

Malefic haunting of soul and flesh digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LawhimsyAching, shuddering, tearing apart/ inside, outside, no end or start/ Malefic influences course through the veins/ pulling asunder dealing blows with deep pain./ “Why?”/ It’s the question that rings through the mind/ “Because you are haunting yourself” is the reply… Ella Patrice

Malefic is such a grand word that describes such evil and destructive harm. Malefic influence is one that can be either human wrought or supernatural in origin (though one could argue that both can be human-based…). I have this feeling that I am going to be using malefic in some very creative ways. What do you think of malefic?

Namaste ~ Ella

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