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prodigal – Spending money or using supplies recklessly


(Pronounced prod-ig-al)

To remember the definition of the word prodigal, use the following mnemonic:

Products for all (prodigal) who spend money recklessly.

Products for all (prodigal) – but only if you spend money recklessly.


Examples of prodigal in a sentence

After the prodigal son spent all of his inheritance, he got a low-paying job.

The government’s prodigal spending is going to ruin the country’s economy.

Without giving a thought to others, the prodigal heiress threw away clothes she had never worn.

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