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spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
ligneous - like wood
founder - person who establishes (an organization or business)
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
blunder - error; stupid mistake
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit