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permissive waste, waste
n. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
thriftlessness, wastefulness, waste
n. the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
barren, wasteland, waste
n. an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
Waste
n. [useless consumption or expenditure; use without adequate return; an act or instance of wasting]
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lay waste to, scourge, ravage, desolate, devastate, waste
v. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
emaciate, macerate, waste
v. cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
pine away, languish, waste
v. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
ware, squander, consume, waste
v. spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
waste
v. use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
do in, knock off, neutralise, waste, liquidate, neutralize
v. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
run off, waste
v. run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
waste
v. get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
ware, waste, squander, consume
v. spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
squander, blow, waste
v. spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
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waste, wild, godforsaken
adj. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"
cast-off, waste, junked, discarded, scrap
adj. thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture"
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rashness, foolhardiness, recklessness
n. the trait of giving little thought to danger
unpredictability, capriciousness
n. the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses
desert
n. arid land with little or no vegetation
drop
v. fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; "shop til you drop"
fade, languish
v. become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
slacken off, ease off, ease up, flag
v. become less intense
abuse
v. use wrongly or improperly or excessively; "Her husband often abuses alcohol"; "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"
decline, worsen
v. grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
shrivel, shrink
v. decrease in size, range, or extent; "His earnings shrank"; "My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me"
dwindle down, dwindle away, dwindle
v. become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
efface, obliterate
v. remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
fail
v. get worse; "Her health is declining"
wipe out, run through, use up, eat up, exhaust, deplete, eat, consume
v. use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
indulge, pander, gratify
v. yield (to); give satisfaction to
indulge, pander, gratify
v. yield (to); give satisfaction to
dissipate
v. live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
go through, down, consume, devour
v. eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
wrinkle, purse
v. gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones's lips"
pulverise, pulverize, demolish
v. destroy completely; "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
pull down, take down, tear down, dismantle, rase, raze, level
v. tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
shower
v. provide abundantly with; "He showered her with presents"
spend
v. spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days"
squander, blow, waste
v. spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
splurge
v. be showy or ostentatious
reave, foray, pillage, ransack, rifle, strip, loot, despoil, plunder
v. steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
plunder, sack
v. plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome"
stagnate, slug, laze, idle
v. be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"
childless
adj. without offspring; "in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen"
desiccate, desiccated, arid
adj. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
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unsettled
adj. not yet settled; "unsettled territory"
unavailing, otiose, ineffectual, futile
adj. producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
inutile
adj. not worth using
unuseable, unusable, unserviceable
adj. not capable of being used
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preserve, save
v. to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"
save up, lay aside, save
v. accumulate money for future use; "He saves half his salary"
conserve
v. preserve with sugar; "Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"
retrench
v. tighten one's belt; use resources carefully
squirrel away, hive up, lay away, cache, stash, hoard
v. save up as for future use
save, write
v. record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
verdant
adj. characterized by abundance of verdure
thickly settled, populous
adj. densely populated
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