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squander

squan·der

squander

 
 
pronunciation:
skwan dr
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: squandered, squandering, squanders
definition: to spend or expend (money, time, or effort) wastefully.
He squandered the fortune that he had inherited, and now he was penniless.They shouldn't squander their time and effort on such a worthless project.
synonyms:
consume, dissipate, fritter away, waste
antonyms:
conserve, economize, eke, save
similar words:
blow, lavish, lose, misspend, misuse, splurge, wanton
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derivation: squanderer (n.)