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MISBEGOT, MISBEGOTTEN, mis-be-got', -got'n, _p.adj._ (_Shak._) unlawfully begotten: shapeless.

MISBEHAVE, mis-be-h[=a]v', _v.i._ to behave ill or improperly.--_adj._ MISBEHAVED' (_Shak._), badly behaved: ill-bred.--_n._ MISBEHAV'IOUR.

MISBELIEVE, mis-be-l[=e]v', _v.t._ to believe wrongly or falsely.--_ns._ MISBELIEF', belief in false doctrine; MISBELIEV'ER.--_adj._ MISBELIEV'ING.

MISBESEEM, mis-be-s[=e]m', _v.t._ to suit ill.

MISBESTOW, mis-be-st[=o]', _v.t._ to bestow improperly, or on the wrong person.--_n._ MISBESTOW'AL.

MISBORN, mis'bawrn, _adj._ (_Spens._) born to evil or misfortune--_n._ MISBIRTH', an abortion.

MISCALCULATE, mis-kal'k[=u]-l[=a]t, _v.t._ to calculate wrongly.--_n._ MISCALCUL[=A]'TION.

MISCALL, mis-kawl', _v.t._ to call by a wrong name: to abuse or revile.

MISCARRIAGE, mis-kar'ij, _n._ the act of miscarrying: failure: ill-conduct: the act of bringing forth young prematurely.--_v.i._ MISCARR'Y, to be unsuccessful: to fail of the intended effect: to bring forth, as young, before the proper time.

MISCAST, mis-kast', _v.t._ and _v.i._ to cast erroneously.

MISCEGENATION, mis-s[=e]-jen-[=a]'shun, _n._ a mixture of races. [L.

_misc[=e]re_, to mix, _genus_, race.]

MISCELLANEOUS, mis-sel-l[=a]n'i-us, _adj._ mixed or mingled: consisting of several kinds.--_adj._ MISCELLAN[=A]'RIAN.--_n._ a writer of miscellanies.--_adv._ MISCELLAN'EOUSLY.--_ns._ MISCELLAN'EOUSNESS; MIS'CELL[=A]NIST, a writer of miscellanies; MIS'CELLANY, a mixture of various kinds: a collection of writings on different subjects--also MISCELL[=A]'NEA. [L. _miscellaneus_--_misc[=e]re_, to mix.]

MISCHALLENGE, mis-chal'enj, _n._ a false challenge.

MISCHANCE, mis-chans', _n._ ill-luck: mishap, misfortune: calamity.--_v.i._ to chance wrongly, come to ill-luck.--_adj._ MISCHAN'CY (_Scot._), unlucky.

MISCHARGE, mis-charj', _v.t._ to charge wrongly: to make an error in an account.--_n._ a mistake in charging, as in an account.

MISCHIEF, mis'chif, _n._ an ill consequence: evil: injury: damage, hurt: (_coll._) the devil, as in 'What the mischief,' &c.--_n._ MIS'CHIEF-MAK'ER, one who incites to mischief.--_adjs._ MIS'CHIEF-MAK'ING, causing mischief; MIS'CHIEVOUS, causing mischief: injurious: prone to mischief.--_adv._ MIS'CHIEVOUSLY.--_n._ MIS'CHIEVOUSNESS.--PLAY THE MISCHIEF WITH, to disturb anything greatly. [O. Fr. _meschef_, from _mes-_, ill, _chef_--L. _caput_, the head.]

MISCIBLE, mis'si-bl, _adj._ that may be mixed.--_n._ MISCIBIL'ITY.

[Fr.,--L. _misc[=e]re_, to mix.]

MISCOLLOCATION, mis-kol-lo-k[=a]'shun, _n._ wrong collocation.

MISCOLOUR, mis-kul'ur, _v.t._ to misrepresent.

MISCOMPREHEND, mis-kom-pre-hend', _v.t._ to misunderstand.--_n._ MISCOMPREHEN'SION.

MISCOMPUTATION, mis-kom-p[=u]-t[=a]'shun, _n._ wrong computation: false reckoning.

MISCONCEIT, mis-kon-s[=e]t', _n._ (_Spens._) misconception.--_v.i._ to form a wrong opinion about.

MISCONCEIVE, mis-kon-s[=e]v', _v.t._ to conceive wrongly: to mistake.--_v.i._ to have a wrong conception of anything.--_n._ MISCONCEP'TION.

MISCONDUCT, mis-kon'dukt, _n._ bad conduct: wrong management.--_v.t._ MISCONDUCT', to conduct badly.

MISCONJECTURE, mis-kon-jek't[=u]r, _n._ a wrong conjecture or guess.--_v.t._ or _v.i._ to guess or conjecture wrongly.

MISCONSTRUCT, mis-kon-strukt', _v.t._ to construct wrongly: to construe or interpret erroneously.--_n._ MISCONSTRUC'TION, a mistaking of the true meaning.

MISCONSTRUE, mis-kon'str[=oo], _v.t._ to construe or to interpret wrongly.

MISCONTENT, mis-kon-tent', _adj._ not content--also MISCONTENT'ED.--_n._ MISCONTENT'MENT.

MISCOPY, mis-kop'i, _v.t._ to copy wrongly or imperfectly.--_n._ an error in copying.

MISCOUNSEL, mis-kown'sel, _v.t._ (_Spens._) to counsel or advise wrongly.

MISCOUNT, mis-kownt', _v.t._ to count wrongly: to misjudge.--_n._ a wrong counting.

MISCREANT, mis'kr[=e]-ant, _n._ a vile wretch, a detestable scoundrel: a misbeliever, an infidel.--_adj._ unbelieving.--_n._ MIS'CREANCE (_Spens._), unbelief, belief in a false religion. [O. Fr. _mescreant_--_mes-_, L.

_credens_, _-entis_, pr.p. of _cred[)e]re_, to believe.]

MISCREATE, -D, mis-kr[=e]-[=a]t', -ed, _adj._ wrongly created: deformed: (_Shak._) illegitimate.--_n._ MISCRE[=A]'TION.--_adj._ MISCRE[=A]'TIVE, inclining towards wrong creation.

MISCREDIT, mis-kr[=e]d'it, _v.t._ to disbelieve.

MISCREED, mis-kr[=e]d', _n._ a false creed.

MISCUE, mis-k[=u]', _n._ at billiards, a stroke spoiled by the slipping off of the cue.

MISDATE, mis-d[=a]t', _n._ a wrong date.--_v.t._ to date wrongly or erroneously.

MISDEAL, mis-d[=e]l', _n._ a wrong deal, as at cards.--_v.t._ to deal wrongly: to divide improperly.--_v.i._ to make a wrong distribution.

MISDECISION, mis-de-sizh'un, _n._ act of deciding wrongly: a wrong decision.

MISDEED, mis-d[=e]d', _n._ a bad deed: fault: crime.

MISDEEM, mis-d[=e]m', _v.t._ to deem or think wrongly: to make a mistake in judging.

MISDEMEAN, mis-de-m[=e]n', _v.t._ to behave ill (with one's self).--_v.i._ to misbehave.--_ns._ MISDEMEAN'ANT, one who commits a misdemeanour or petty crime; MISDEMEAN'OUR, bad conduct: a legal offence of less gravity than a felony.

MISDESCRIBE, mis-des-kr[=i]b', _v.t._ to describe falsely.--_n._ MISDESCRIP'TION.

MISDESERT, mis-de-z[.e]rt', _n._ (_Spens._) ill-desert.

MISDEVOTION, mis-de-v[=o]'shun, _n._ ill-directed devotion.

MISDIET, mis-d[=i]'et, _n._ (_Spens._) improper diet or food.

MISDIGHT, mis-d[=i]t, _adj._ (_Spens._) badly dressed.

MISDIRECT, mis-di-rekt', _v.t._ to direct wrongly.--_n._ MISDIREC'TION, act of directing wrongly, or state of being wrongly directed.

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