[mis-chans, -chahns] /mɪsˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns/
a mishap or misfortune.
a stroke of bad luck
c.1300, from Old French mescheance “misfortune, mishap, accident; wickedness, malice,” from Vulgar Latin *minuscadentiam; see mis- (2) + chance (n.). Now usually “bad luck;” formerly much stronger: “calamity, disaster.”
1540s, from mis- (1) + chance (v.). Related: Mischanced; mischancing.
[mis-chan-ter, mi-shan-] /mɪsˈtʃæn tər, mɪˈʃæn-/ noun, Scot. and North England. 1. .
[kar-ik-tuh-rahyz] /ˈkær ɪk təˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), characterized, characterizing. 1. to mark or distinguish as a ; be a characteristic of: Rich metaphors characterize his poetry. 2. to describe the or individual quality of: He characterized her in a few well-chosen words. 3. to attribute character to: to characterize him as a coward. /ˈkærɪktəˌraɪz/ […]
[mis-chif] /ˈmɪs tʃɪf/ noun 1. conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance. 2. a tendency or disposition to tease, vex, or annoy. 3. a vexatious or annoying action. 4. harm or trouble, especially as a result of an agent or cause. 5. an injury or evil caused by a person or other agent or […]
[mis-chif-mey-ker] /ˈmɪs tʃɪfˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. a person who causes mischief, especially one who stirs up discord, as by talebearing.