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spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
accomplice - partner in crime
bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
asteroid - small planet
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.