Monday, May 3, 2010
profligate \ˈprä-fli-gət\ adjective: 1. completely given up to dissipation and licentiousness, 2. wildly extravagant; prodigal
noun: a person given to wildly extravagant and usually grossly self-indulgent expenditure
Etymology: Latin profligatus, from past participle of profligare to strike down, from pro- forward, down + -fligare, akin to Greek phlibein to squeeze
This is a word one would rarely wish applied to oneself.