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::: squander - waste; spend foolishly
::: saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
::: spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
::: gainsay - deny
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
::: layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
::: stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
::: conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.