genus, genesis-, -gen, -gene, -genesis, -genetic, -genic, -geny, -genous

(Latin: birth, beget; descent, origin, creation, inception, beginning, race, sort; kind, class)

Developing or growing on the lower (under) surfaces of the leaves of plants.
indigenous (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Descriptive of something that originates in and is naturally living, growing, or occurring in an area: Certain species of orchids are indigenous to Alaska and may not to be found in other parts of North America.

The indigenous people of the country are very proud of their heritage.

2. Etymology: from Late Latin indigenus, "born in a country, native"; from Latin indigena, "a native"; literally, "in-born person"; from Old Latin indu, "in, within" + gen-, root of gignere "to beget, to cause something to be created".
Growing and living naturally in a geographical area.
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Local inhabitants.
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Characterized by originally living or occurring naturally in an area or environment.
ingenuity (s) (noun), ingenuities (pl)
The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original, clever, and inventive ways: There are those who say that the pyramids demonstrate the ingenuity of the ancient Egyptians.

As a student, Elizabeth showed outstanding ingenuity in solving the challenging math problems during her final exam.

A clever skill when planning to do something.
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ingenuous (adjective), more ingenuous, most ingenuous
1. A reference to someone who is naive and trusting: Mrs. Thompson likes being a kindergarten teacher because she loves working with ingenuous kids who are trusting and open.
2. Relating to a person demonstrating childlike simplicity when doing or saying something: When playing with little Susi, Grandmother Sarah sat on the rug, played with the blocks, and talked in an ingenuous, open, and trusting manner with her grandchild.
3. Descriptive of an individual being straightforward, honest, candid, and frank: When talking with her teenage daughter, Linda spoke in an ingenuous, sincere, and genuine way making sure she was understood and to show her love.
Conveying remarks that are open and honest.
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macular degeneration (s) (noun), macular degenerations (pl)
The decline or change of the central area of the retina of the eye, a part that is important in the visualization of fine details: Macular degeneration is the leading cause of visual impairment in people over the age of 50, and it can lead to the loss of the central vision, making it difficult to read or to do fine work; such as, threading a needle.

Usually macular degeneration doesn't cause blindness because only the central area of vision is affected.

Injury that causes macula degeneration usually decreases the ability to see straight ahead clearly and sometimes it makes it difficult to read, to drive, or to perform other daily activities that require good central vision.

Macular degeneration normally affects both eyes, either simultaneously or one eye then the other one later.

malign (verb), maligns; maligned; maligning
To injure or to harm someone: The school bully was always maligning other students on the playground by calling them vulgar names.
To slander, to defame, or to criticize maliciously.
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To speak evil of or to defame with slander.
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malignancy (s) (noun), malignancies (pl)
1. A tendency to do bad things to others: The legends of ancient lands are filled with rulers who showed great malignancies towards their enemies.
2. An expression of a desire to inflict injury or suffering on others: The malignancy which the invading hordes showed towards the farmers was excessive and unjustified.