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Word: wastrel

Definition: waster; profligate


Sentences Containing 'wastrel'

Adams had accused Tengku Musa Eddin as a spendthrift and wastrel with a penchant for gambling.
The story begins with Conan the Cimmerian, adrift at sea near the Barachan Isles, clambering aboard a pirate ship christened "The Wastrel".

More Vocab Words

::: paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
::: succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
::: amoral - nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
::: 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.
::: notch - V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
::: maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army