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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Weird Word Wednesday

defalcate
verb  de·fal·cate \di-ˈfal-ˌkāt, -ˈfȯl-, dē-; ˈde-fəl-\
Popularity: Bottom 20% of words
Definition of defalcate
Defalcated defalcating
archaic
transitive verb
:  deduct, curtail
intransitive verb
:  to engage in embezzlement
defalcator play \-ˌkā-tər\ noun
Origin and Etymology of defalcate
Medieval Latin defalcatus, past participle of defalcare, from Latin de- + falc-, falx sickle


First Known Use: 1541

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth & magic.
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