mis & miso



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ROOT-WORDS are MIS & MISO which mean WRONG, BAD & HATE. We all make MIStakes and MIS is the ROOT that says it’s wrong. Consider word No.10 Mischief is trouble. The mischievous fellow is a troublemaker, usually a poor student. Smart ones have no time for mischief. Perhaps the mischievous fellow would like to be the leader, the chief. But he cannot be the chief since he does not achieve good work. He wants attention, so he goes in for mischievous acts, achievement of the wrong kind.


1. Misadventure : MIS adventure (mis ad ven’ chur) n.

An accident; misfortune


2. Misalliance : MIS alliance (mis a lie’ ans) n.

An improper union; esp., an improper marriage


3. Misanthrope : MIS anthrope (mis’ an thrope) n.

A hater of mankind


4. Misappropriate : MIS appropriate (mis a pro’ pree ate) v.

To use wrongly; esp., for one’s own benefit


5. Misbegotten : MIS begotten (mis be got’ en) adj.

Born out of wedlock; ill-born


6. Misbehavior : MIS behavior (mis be hay’ vyor) n.

Improper conduct


7. Miscalculate : MIS calculate (mis kal’ kyu late) v.

To make an error in counting


8. Miscarriage : MIS carriage (mis kar’ ij) n.

Wrong handling; as, a miscarriage of justice


9. Miscast : MIS cast (mis kast’) v.

To give an actor a role not suited to him


10. Mischief : MIS chief (mis’ chif) n.

An act which results in damage or injury



11. Misconception : MIS conception (mis kon sep’ shun) n.

An erroneous idea; wrong interpretation


12. Miscreant : MIS creant (mis’ kree ant) n.

An evil-doer; one who is vicious in behavior


13. Misgivings : MIS givings (mis giv’ ings)

Doubt about the result


14. Misnomer : MIS nomer (mis no’ mer) n.

The wrong name


15. Misguide : MIS guide (mis gide’) v.

To lead in the wrong direction


16. Misogynist : MISO gynist ?(mi soj’ i nist) n.

A hater of women


17. Misopedia : MISO pedia (mis o pee’ di a) n.

A morbid dislike of one’s own children


18. Misrepresent : MIS represent (mis rep re zent’) v.

To give a false impression of


19. Mistrial : MIS trial (mis trie’ al) n.

A trial of no effect because of some error in theproceedings


20. Misinterpretation: MIS interpretation (mis in ter pre tay’ shun) n.

Misunderstanding

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