misconstruct

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misconstruct

(ˌmɪskənˈstrʌkt)
vb (tr)
to construct badlyto misconstrue
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She says things which surprise him, he misconstructs her statement as a reproach, and she says she is afraid to open her mouth (187)--not a promising opening for intimacy.
These challenges have been intimated already: an inherent cultural bigotry that misconstructs rural as definitively inferior; an anti-intellectual culture that disables the critique needed to conceive and sustain this work; a regime of schooling with an instrumental conception of educational purpose; and an authority system that valorizes individual greed far above the common purpose of community.
He describes as 'too weak for Giorgione' both the 'Benson Holy Family' in Washington and the London Adoration of the Magi, which instead receive ascriptions to Catena, an artist whose development Eller misconstructs. And La Vecchia, one of Giorgione's most admired late pictures, is given to Durer, a point that only the myopic will take seriously.