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1‘a day of drunken dissipation’
debauchery, decadence, dissoluteness, dissolution, intemperance, immoderation, excess, profligacy, abandonment, self-indulgence, wildness
depravity, degeneracy, corruption, sinfulness, immorality, vice, impurity
licentiousness, promiscuity, lecherousness, lechery, libertinism, libertinage, wantonness, lustfulness, libidinousness, lewdness
2‘concern was expressed about the dissipation of the country's mineral wealth’
squandering, waste, misspending
expenditure, wild spending, draining, depletion, losing, loss
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