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Synonyms for peculate

appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

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Scientists have long peculated about whether hronic inflammation is more than an innocent ystander in ageing.
Considering that M1 mAChR activating MAPK was through PKC in PC12 cells [13,32], we fUrther examined the role of PKC in lesatropane induced ERK1/2 activation and finally peculated that lesatropane exerted the neuroprotective effects by activation of Mi mAChR via PKC-mediated phosphorylation of ERK1/2.
The hotel also demanded that the defendant should pay an additional Dh265,000 that the hotel had paid to auditors it had hired to find out the amount peculated by the defendant.
The scientists peculated that photonic crystals when heating, would create narrow bands of emission instead of the usual broad ones.
Councillors welcomed the cash and s peculated that it could be used to upgrade public conveniences and attract a new four-star hotel to the resort.