Greek and Latin Roots - ben, bene, bon (good, well) and mal, male (bad, abnormal, worse)

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benediction

noun - a good blessing in a religious service

benefactor

noun - a good person who offers help or donates money

beneficial

adjective - having a good outcome; favorable

beneficiary

noun - a person who receives something good from someone else such as an inheritance

benefit

verb - to gain or receive good results from something

benevolent

adjective - kind; good-hearted

benign

adjective - favorable; having a good effect; not harmful

bonafide

adjective - in good faith; authentic; genuine; real

bonus

noun - anything good that is received over and beyond what was expected (usually money)

bon voyage

noun - French for "have a good trip"

dismal

adjective - depressing; causing gloom or misery; causing bad feelings

malady

noun - bad health; illness; sickness

malaria

noun - bad air; a disease usually spread by infected mosquitoes

malefactor

noun - an evildoer; a person who does bad things

malevolent

adjective - a word that describes a person or character who wishes bad things would happen to others

malfeasance

noun - wrongdoing or bad conduct by a public official

malice

noun - mischief; evil intent; bad will

malignant

adjective - harmful; something bad enough that it could result in death when related to cancer

malnourished

adjective - having bad health or having poor nutrition

malodorous

adjective - bad smell; stinky

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