Learn English Words the Easy Way Series – nefarious (adj)

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This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.

nefarious - (adj)

Meaning:

Extremely wicked.

In Part:

ne + fari + ous

not + fairy + [adj]

Nefarious and Fairy share the same root – fari, which means divine-like, or fairy-like.

Literally, nefarious means “not being a fairy”.

Examples:

  1. A nefarious plan.

  2. A nefarious activity.

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