Money and characters

profligate
(adj)
PROF-li-gǝt
Meaning

dissipated; wasteful and reckless with money; wildly immoral

1st Sample Sentence

He was profligate in his youth, wasting his enormous inheritance before he turned thirty.

Root

pro (down, forth)#fligere (to strike) (Latin)

Synonyms

prodigal, profligate

Antonyms

niggardly

Mnemonics

Profligate= spend Profusely like bill Gates PROperty FLy through GATE - because you spend like crazy PROFLIGATE: DIVIDE IT INTO 3 PARTS, PROF+LEE+GATE. think that PROFessor had thrown LEE out of GATE bcoz he was extravagant. profli (profli)+gate. so think f candidate whose profile reveals about his hand in some immoral activities. such a candidate is even not allowed to even enter to the GATE OF some colleges and organizations. split it like prof (professor)+li (lee)+g+ate (past f. of eat). your Professor whose son Lee spent all of his father's money. eating at all five stars hotels. what a wasteful use of your Professor's money.

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