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Word: defalcate

Definition: embezzle


More Vocab Words

::: diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
::: carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
::: skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
::: lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: quaff - drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment);
::: longevity - long life; long duration
::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
::: potable - suitable for drinking; drinkable
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state