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Word: defalcate

Definition: embezzle


More Vocab Words

::: solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
::: speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
::: imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
::: unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
::: capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
::: receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
::: stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
::: extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
::: promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
::: abash - embarrass