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Word: misconstrue

Definition: interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge


More Vocab Words

::: retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
::: dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: amorous - moved by sexual love; loving; of sexual love; Ex. amorous advances
::: receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
::: browbeat - bully; intimidate
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: pomposity - self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
::: encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
::: sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story