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embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
preeminent - outstanding; superior
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate