Difficult Words:

Profound and Profligate



Difficult Words : Profound and Profligate

Profligate (PROF luh git) adj: extravagantly wasteful, and, usually, wildly immoral

The fraternity members were a profligate bunch. They held all-night orgies on weeknights and nearly burned down their fraternity house with their parties every weekend.

The young heir was profligate with his fortune, spending millions on champagne and racehorses.




Profound (pruh FOUND) adj: deep (in several senses)

Profound understanding is deep understanding.

To say something profound is to say something deeply intelligent or discerning.

Profound dislike is deep dislike. The noun of profound is profundity (pruh FUN di tee)

Profound horror is deep horror.



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