GRE Word List

MISCONSTRUE

interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge

The meaning of the word misconstrue is interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge.

Random words

WordMeaning
improvisecompose on the spur of the moment
repulsereject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
asteroidsmall planet
providencequality of being provident; divine care; god's care; Providence: god; Ex. It seemed like providence that the doctor happened to be there; ADJ. providential: of divine providence; fortunate
cynicalskeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
decreeauthoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
forlornsad and lonely; wretched; desolate
syntheticnot natural; artificial; resulting from synthesis; Ex. synthetic fiber; N.
timiditylack of self-confidence or courage
amoralnonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong