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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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::: stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
::: hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
::: solemnity - seriousness; gravity
::: blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
::: abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
::: ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
::: vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity