Actually that is an English word; the Latin form was originally "benevolens." bene = good volens = wanting So it means, "wanting good." Acually I am a different person that improved this answer and benevolent is a Latin word.
Curious - Wanting to know something Nosy - Wanting to know something that doesn't involve you Inquisitive - Asking a lot of questions about things, especially things that people do not want to talk aboutking a lot of questions about things, especially things that people do not want to talk about
It can. Applied to a person, it means someone who is a miser. It means being selfish and not wanting to spend money, especially for someone else. Apllied to things, it means not as costly, and suggests that it may be shoddy, or not as well made as something more expensive.