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profligate
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Of the asceticism that deadens the senses, as of the vulgar profligacy that dulls them, it was to know nothing.

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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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