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::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
::: pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
::: strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
::: harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
::: nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
::: aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
::: rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
::: paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
::: altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism