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skwon der

  • v  spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree
  • v  spend extravagantly

  • Mary led a spartan lifestyle and did not squander the money she inherited from her rich aunt.
  • The Australian open saw fluctuating fortunes after the tenth seed squandered away her lead in the first set.
  • Faye won a big lottery but squandered away the entire money even before the year was over.
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  • An irrevocable trust that evolves with you
    An irrevocable trust can be created to meet almost every goal -- whether it's to leave money to future generations in a way that ensures they won't squander it; bypass estate taxes on life insurance policies and other assets; make your wealth last through multiple generations; or protect yourself and your heirs from creditors.
    June 13, 2013 - Bankrate.com

  • Tank Johnson in Forbes
    I don't believe the team has to tell me it's my last chance, I know the opportunity that I have in front of me and it's great, it's immense and to squander that opportunity would be a tragedy at this point and that's not gonna happen,Johnson...
  • Margaret Chan in Scoop.co.nz (press release)
    We cannot afford, in this time of crisis, to squander our investments, to abandon our drive for greater balance in this world, which I firmly believe is a marker of civilized society,Dr. Chan said, calling on all governments to press ahead...
  • Henry Waxman in AFP
    In other words, even as Mr. Fuld was pleading with Secretary Paulson for a federal rescue, Lehman continued to squander millions on executive compensation,Waxman told the committee. "Many experts think Lehman's fall triggered the credit...

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