Here is the meaning and trick to learn malinger meaning in an easy way.
Meaning – Fake illness making to avoid work.
Synonym – Shirk.
Antonym – Honest.
Trick – Malinger sounds like “Male Injure”. A male is saying to his boss “I am injured today due to bad disease, will not come to office today”. So he is making a fake illness. So malinger means Fake illness to avoid work.