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Word: misconstrue

Definition: interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge


More Vocab Words

::: compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: gaudy - flashy; showy
::: herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
::: pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
::: macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: jubilation - rejoicing; great joy