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embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
farce - broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife