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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".

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