(Latin: to speak; utterance, expression, manifestation; expressed in a number of ways)
2. A reference to something that points in two ways, as leaves that grow only on opposite sides of a branch; in double vertical rows.
3. Pertaining to that which grows in a couple of ranks; such as, needle-type leaves growing in a pair of rows on opposite sides of a twig; distichous.
2.Characteristic of someone who or an activity that is extremely villainous, iniquitous, and heinous: A nefarious deed is an extremely wicked one which violates the laws of God and humans.
The nefarious acts of some terrorist groups; such as, showing the beheading of their captives, are outrageously wrong and should inspire the rest of the world to destroy such groups.
3. Etymology: from Latin nefarius, "impious, abominable"; from nefas, "wrong, sin, crime"; formed from ne-, "not" ("against") + fas, "divine law" + -ous, "having much, full of, abounding in".
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2. Descriptive of something that is arranged in five vertical rows or vertical ranks; such as, the leaves of an apple tree or a cherry tree.