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embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
dulcet - sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
libidinous - lustful
excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion