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used in The Great Gatsby

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recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
  • Laughter is easier minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word.
    p. 40.9
prodigality = abundance (extravagance in amount)

(editor's note:  This is a less common sense of prodigality, which more commonly refers to wastefulness.)
There are no more uses of "prodigal" in The Great Gatsby.

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