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miscarry to be unsuccessful or fail; go wrong. [2 definitions]
miscast to assign an unsuitable role to, esp. a theatrical role.
miscegenation marriage or sexual intercourse between a man and a woman of different races, esp. between a white and a black in the United States.
miscellaneous being of diverse kinds; various. [2 definitions]
miscellany a collection of various or assorted items, esp. a collection of literary pieces by different authors and on various topics.
mischance an unfortunate incident; accident or mishap.
mischief conduct or behavior that is often playful but causes annoyance and sometimes damage or injury. [3 definitions]
mischief-maker a person who creates trouble or discord among others, esp. by gossiping.
mischievous having a tendency toward annoying or mildly injurious behavior; causing mischief. [3 definitions]
miscible capable of being mixed together.
misconceive to interpret or understand wrongly; misunderstand.
misconception an error in understanding or conceiving; wrong notion or idea.
misconduct improper, often unlawful behavior; misbehavior. [3 definitions]
misconstrue to fail to correctly understand the meaning of; misinterpret.
miscount to count or calculate incorrectly. [2 definitions]
miscreant evil or malevolent; villainous. [2 definitions]
miscue in sports, an error, as in handling the ball. [6 definitions]
misdate to date incorrectly or assign an incorrect date to. [2 definitions]
misdeal to deal (a deck of playing cards) incorrectly. [2 definitions]
misdeed an unacceptable, evil, or illegal act.
misdemeanor in law, a class of illegal act that is less serious than a felony and carries a lighter sentence; minor offense.