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to defray

to defray

/dɪˈfɹeɪ/
verb
bear the expenses of

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to divest

to divest

/daɪˈvɛst/, /dɪˈvɛst/
verb
take away possessions from someone

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to fleece

to fleece

/ˈfɫis/
verb
rip off; ask an unreasonable price

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to incorporate

to incorporate

/ˌɪnˈkɔɹpɝˌeɪt/
verb
form a corporation

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to levy

to levy

/ˈɫɛvi/, /ˈɫivi/
verb
impose and collect

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to mulct

to mulct

/ˈməɫkt/
verb
deprive of by deceit

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to slack

to slack

/ˈsɫæk/
verb
avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

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to speculate

to speculate

/ˈspɛkjəˌɫeɪt/
verb
invest at a risk
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Such inventions led scientists and philosophers to speculate that the human brain itself was just an elaborate automaton.

People were speculating left and right who cheated on who, why did they break up?

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to tender

to tender

/ˈtɛndɝ/
verb
offer or present for acceptance

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to underwrite

to underwrite

/ˈəndɝˌɹaɪt/
verb
guarantee financial support of

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hedge

hedge

/ˈhɛdʒ/
noun
any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

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illiberality

illiberality

/ɪlˌɪbɚɹˈælɪɾi/
noun
a disposition not to be liberal (generous) with money

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lagniappe

lagniappe

/ˈɫæˌŋɑp/
noun
a small gift (especially one given by a merchant to a customer who makes a purchase)

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offset

offset

/ˈɔfˌsɛt/, /ɔfˈsɛt/
noun
a compensating equivalent

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pittance

pittance

/ˈpɪtəns/
noun
an inadequate payment

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sinecure

sinecure

/sˈaɪnkjʊɹ/
noun
an office that involves minimal duties

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spendthrift

spendthrift

/ˈspɛndˌθɹɪft/
noun
a person who wastes money or uses it extravagantly

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stipend

stipend

/ˈstaɪpənd/
noun
a sum of money allotted on a regular basis; usually for some specific purpose

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venality

venality

/vɪˈnæɫɪti/
noun
prostitution of talents or offices or services for reward

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exorbitant

exorbitant

/ɪɡˈzɔɹbɪtənt/
adjective
(of a price) extremely high or expensive

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frugal

frugal

/ˈfɹuɡəɫ/
adjective
avoiding waste
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Three - well, you might come across some YouTubers that are really, really frugal.

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impecunious

impecunious

/ˌɪmpɪkjˈuːnɪəs/
adjective
not having enough money to pay for necessities

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insolvent

insolvent

/ˌɪnˈsɑɫvənt/
adjective
unable to meet or discharge financial obligations

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internecine

internecine

/ˌɪnˈtɝnəˌsin/
adjective
(of conflict) within a group or organization

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lavish

lavish

/ˈɫævɪʃ/
adjective
very generous

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net

net

/ˈnɛt/
adjective
final amount after the deduction of all costs

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parsimonious

parsimonious

/ˌpɑɹsəˈmoʊniəs/
adjective
excessively unwilling to spend

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pecuniary

pecuniary

/pɛkˈjuniˌɛɹi/
adjective
relating to or involving money

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penurious

penurious

/ˌpɛnˈjuɹiəs/
adjective
not having enough money to pay for necessities

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prodigal

prodigal

/ˈpɹɑdɪɡəɫ/
adjective
recklessly wasteful

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provident

provident

/ˈpɹɑvɪdənt/
adjective
providing carefully for the future

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stingy

stingy

/ˈstɪndʒi/
adjective
unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.)

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thrifty

thrifty

/ˈθɹɪfti/
adjective
mindful of the future in spending money

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to consolidate

to consolidate

/kənˈsɑɫɪˌdeɪt/
verb
to merge several financial accounts into one

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