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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:verb intr. To misuse funds; to embezzle.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin defalcare (to cut off), from de- (off) + falx (sickle). Earliest documented use: 1541.
USAGE:"Prakash hit upon a more daring method to defalcate the company."
Samsung Official Dupes Company of Crores; The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Dec 2, 2005.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. -Moliere, actor and playwright (1622-1673)