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wastrel - waster; profligate
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
trifling - trivial; unimportant
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car