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[mis-uh-ley-nist; British mi-sel-uh-nist] /ˈmɪs əˌleɪ nɪst; British mɪˈsɛl ə nɪst/

a person who writes, compiles, or edits .
a writer of miscellanies


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    [mis-uh-ley-nee; British mi-sel-uh-nee] /ˈmɪs əˌleɪ ni; British mɪˈsɛl ə ni/ noun, plural miscellanies. 1. a collection or group of various or somewhat unrelated items. 2. a collection of literary compositions or pieces by several authors, dealing with various topics, assembled in a volume or book. 3. miscellanies, a collection of articles or entries, as in […]

  • Mischance

    [mis-chans, -chahns] /mɪsˈtʃæns, -ˈtʃɑns/ noun 1. a mishap or misfortune. /mɪsˈtʃɑːns/ noun 1. bad luck 2. a stroke of bad luck n. 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.” v. 1540s, from mis- […]

  • Mischanter

    [mis-chan-ter, mi-shan-] /mɪsˈtʃæn tər, mɪˈʃæn-/ noun, Scot. and North England. 1. .

  • Mischaracterize

    [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/ […]

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