GRE Word List

DEFALCATE

embezzle

The meaning of the word defalcate is embezzle.

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WordMeaning
exhorturge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
usurpseize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
willowyflexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
ravelfall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
horticulturalpertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
unobtrusiveinconspicuous; not blatant
insatiablenot easily satisfied; unquenchable; Ex. insatiable appetite
blusterblow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
knitcontract into wrinkles; grow together; join together closely; make (a fabric or garment) by interwining yarn or thread; Ex. knit the brow; Ex. The bones should knit together in a few weeks.
implausibleunlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi