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

  Squander \Squan"der\ (skw[o^]n"d[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Squandered (-d[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Squandering.] [Cf.
     Scot. squatter to splash water about, to scatter, to
     squander, Prov. E. swatter, Dan. sqvatte, Sw. sqv[aum]tta to
     squirt, sqv[aum]ttra to squander, Icel. skvetta to squirt
     out, to throw out water.]
     1. To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.]
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              Our squandered troops he rallies.     --Dryden.
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     2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or
        wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to
        dissipate; as, to squander an estate.
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              The crime of squandering health is equal to the
              folly.                                --Rambler.
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     Syn: To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squander \Squan"der\, v. i.
     1. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
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              They often squandered, but they never gave.
                                                    --Savage.
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     2. To wander at random; to scatter. [R.]
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              The wise man's folly is anatomized
              Even by squandering glances of the fool. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Squander \Squan"der\, n.
     The act of squandering; waste.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  squander
      v 1: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance
           on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity
           to get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, blow,
           squander] [ant: conserve, economise, economize,
           husband]
      2: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not" [syn: consume,
         squander, waste, ware]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "squander":
     ablate, absorb, assimilate, bleed white, blow, budget, burn up,
     consume, cost, cost out, decrease, deplete, depreciate, digest,
     disburse, dissipate, drain, drain of resources, dribble away, eat,
     eat up, erode, exhaust, expend, extravagancy, finish, finish off,
     fool away, fork out, fritter, gamble away, go through, gobble,
     gobble up, hang the expense, impoverish, incur costs, ingest,
     invest, lavish, lavishness, lay out, open the purse, outlay,
     overdoing, pay, pay out, prodigality, put out, run through,
     scatter, schedule, seize the day, shell out, shrink, sink money in,
     slather, sow broadcast, spend, splurge, suck dry, swallow,
     swallow up, throw, throw away, throw money around, use up, waste,
     waste away, wastefulness, wear, wear away
  
  

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