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profligate
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Northanger Abbey
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  • —for with all these symptoms of profligacy at ten years old, she had neither a bad heart nor a bad temper, was seldom stubborn, scarcely ever quarrelsome, and very kind to the little ones, with few interruptions of tyranny; she was moreover noisy and wild, hated confinement and cleanliness, and loved nothing so well in the world as rolling down the green slope at the back of the house.

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  • Years of falling revenues and profligate spending have left the state in a fiscal crisis.
  • a profligate and a drunkard

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