[self-dee-ling] /ˈsɛlfˈdi lɪŋ/
financial transaction conducted on a personal, nonbusinesslike basis, as lending or borrowing of corporate money by a director.
verb (used with object), debased, debasing. 1. to reduce in quality or value; adulterate: They debased the value of the dollar. 2. to lower in rank, dignity, or significance: He wouldn’t debase himself by doing manual labor. verb 1. (transitive) to lower in quality, character, or value, as by adding cheaper metal to coins; adulterate
[self-di-sep-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act or fact of deceiving oneself. self-deception noun 1. the act or an instance of deceiving oneself, esp as to the true nature of one’s feelings or motives
[self-di-seevd, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsivd, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. holding an erroneous opinion of oneself, one’s own effort, or the like. 2. being mistaken, forming an erroneous judgment, etc., in one’s own mind, as from careless or wishful thinking: If you thought my friendship was love, you were self-deceived.
[self-di-see-ving, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˈsi vɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. subject to self-deception; tending to deceive or fool oneself: a self-deceiving person. 2. used in deceiving oneself, especially in justifying a false belief, a morally reprehensible act, or the like: a self-deceiving argument.