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misconstrue
(v)
mis-cǝn-STROO
Meaning

interpret incorrectly; misjudge

1st Sample Sentence

It is very easy to misconstrue complex social situations in cultures where we are outsiders.

Root

mis (badly, wrongly) (English)#com (together)#struere (to pile up, build) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Misconstrue = Mis + Cons + True. Someone is 'Missing' the 'True' fact.

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