Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Word of the Week #45

defalcate - [di-FAL-keyt] - verb

*No, not defecate. But that's what you first thought when you saw it, isn't it?*

Definition:
To steal or misuse money or property entrusted to one's care.

Usage:
No matter which side of the political debate, I think most Americans can unite in feeling that our government has defalcated our tax money.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Right on! Dito! You said it, babe! Echo that! Couldn't have said it better myself.