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anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
urbane - suave; refined in manner; elegant
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)