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prodigal

adjective     /ˈprɒd.ɪ.ɡəl/ US  /ˈprɑː.dɪ-/ formal
spending large amounts of money without thinking of the future, in a way that is not wise: There have been rumours that he has been prodigal with company funds.Wasting prodigality     /ˌprɒd.ɪˈɡæl.ɪ.ti/ US  /ˌprɑː.dɪˈɡæl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] prodigally     /əli/ adverb
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