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a rare word for misbehave
Past participle: misdemeaned
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|Verb||1.||misdemean - behave badly; "The children misbehaved all morning"|
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
fall from grace - revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior; "The children fell from grace when they asked for several helpings of dessert"