Entry: misprision (n.)
In context: "Everything mental for Gately was kind of befogged and prone to misprision for well into his first year."
Definition: There are a surprising number of (interesting!) definitions for this word. I'll include several, starting with the most relevant:
More generally: the mistaking of one thing for another; a misunderstanding; a mistake.
Malformation, regarded as a mistake on the part of Nature; an instance of this.
Literary Criticism. Harold Bloom's term for: (an) unconscious misreading or misinterpretation of a text.
Mistaken or unjust suspicion; an instance of this.
Law. A wrongful act or omission; spec. a misdemeanour or failure of duty by a public official.
Other: Happy birthday mom! (Though, I know you're not reading this - but happy birthday anyway!)
SNOOT score: 2
Source: Oxford English Dictionary