I once knew a cat named Nefa. I was never certain as to whether she was named after the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, or if her name came about due to her notoriously sinister actions. Nefa enjoyed sitting high above, swiping her sharpened claws indiscriminately at all who passed!
Regardless of the origins of Nefa’s name – she wore it proudly and well and lived to the ripe old age of 19, when she fell prey to the ailments of old age.
The word nefarious means villainous, criminal, or wicked and generally refers to actions or activities.
Example: Nefa sat and observed her quarry, waiting for them to pass innocently by and then she enacted her nefarious plot, scratching the skin from their unsuspecting face.
Nefarious is an adjective and was voted one of the loveliest sounding words in the English language.