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 for splurge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Splurge \Splurge\ (spl[^u]rj), n.
     A blustering demonstration, or great effort; a great display.
     [Slang, U.S.] --Bartlett.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Splurge \Splurge\, v. i.
     To make a great display in any way, especially in oratory.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
      2: any act of immoderate indulgence; "an orgy of shopping"; "an
         emotional binge"; "a splurge of spending" [syn: orgy,
         binge, splurge]
      v 1: indulge oneself; "I splurged on a new TV" [syn: splurge,
      2: be showy or ostentatious

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "splurge":
     access, binge, blazon, bravura, brilliancy, budget, burst, cost,
     cost out, cut a dash, cut a figure, cut a swath, daring, dash,
     dazzle, demonstration, disburse, display, douse, dramatics, eclat,
     etalage, exhibition, exhibitionism, expend, extravagance,
     false front, fanfaronade, figure, flair, flaunt, flaunting, fling,
     flourish, fork out, glare, glitter, go through, histrionics,
     incur costs, indulgence, invest, lay out, make a figure,
     make a show, make a splash, manifestation, open the purse, orgy,
     ostentatiousness, outburst, outlay, pageant, pageantry, parade,
     pay, pay out, plash, put out, rampage, run through, schedule, sham,
     shell out, shine, show, showing-off, sink money in, slop, slosh,
     spatter, spectacle, spend, splash, splatter, splosh, spree,
     spurtle, squander, staginess, swash, theatrics, throw money around,

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