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affluent

(aff'-lew-ent)
(adj. - money) having a lot of money and stuff

After losing her job, she had to move out of her -affluent- neighborhood because trying to keep up with her neighbors was making her destitute.
avarice

(av'-are-iss)
(adj. - money) greed; extreme desire to get something

He was builting his business with such
unbridled -avarice- that nobody wanted to work for him fearing that they would not get their fair share of the profits.
cupidious (n.= cupidity)

(kyU-pid'ee-ous)
(adj. - money) a greed for gain; inordinate desire for another's wealth or possessions

His unconsciously -cupidious- relationship with his brother make his life very stressful.
destitute

(des'-ti-tute')
(adj. - money) without resources, being in poverty


The rapid failure of his business left him -destitute- and suicidal.
fiscal

(fis'-cal)
(adj. - money) anything pertaining to money

As a financial expert, Susan was in charge of all -fiscal- matters relating to the closing of the grand old movie theater.
frugal

(frue'-gul)
(adj. - money) careful in the use of money or of things that don't last


He had been so -frugal- in how he applied the paint that it did'nt last through two summers.
impecunious

(im-peck-you'-nee-us)
(adj. - money) poor, penniless

My dear -impecunious- friend, do you really think that I feel any obligation to support you, or your profligate family, after you have now squandered your second fortune?
indigent

(in'-di-gent)
(adj. - money) poor and needy


The -indigent- families living in the dilapidated 19th century tenements of New York City rarely sparked the social consciousness of the affluent.
mendicant

(men'di-kint)
(adj.- money) depending on alms for survival (n. = a beggar)

Having gone from almost -mendicant- behavior to one of self-serving arrogance indicated that he had finally arrived in his new role as snobby banker.
mercenary

(mer'-sin-ery)
(adj.- money) serving merely for pay



A -mercenery- soldier will quickly go elsewhere when the bank dries up.
miserly

(mise'-er-lee)
(adj.- money) stingy, hoarding wealth


One on the most -miserly- of all characters in any novel was Dickens' Mr. Scrooge)
munificent

(myou-nif'-i-sint)
(adj.- money) splendidly generous



If Scrooge was the most miserly character in Dickens' novels, who might be the most -munificient-?
opulent

(op'-you-lint; -lent)
(adj.- money) having great wealth; showing great abundance; luxuriant

I'm getting truly overwhelmed by all of the marvelously -opulent- lifestyles of the rich and famous people that I have to deal with everyday.
parsimonious

(par'sa-moan-ee-ous)
(adj.- money) stingy; excessively spare or frugal behavior

My dear -parsimonious- friend, you'll be able to take more tax deductions as soon as you stop holding onto your money so tightly.
plutocratic

(plu'toe-cratic)
(adj. - money) influence or power over others because of one's wealth or position

It's a club for authentic -plutocrats-, where not all are particularily competent but all are certainly influential since no one is worth less than five hundred million dollars.
prodigal

(prod'i-gull)
(adj. - money) recklessly wasteful; given in abundanc or profusely

His -prodigal- daughter changed her ways and started to spend her money more cautiously.
profligate

(prof'li-git; -gate)
(adj. - money) recklessly extravagent; (n. = someone who who has assumed an indulgent or sinful lifestyle)

With your -profligate- tendencies, you'll never be happy spending less than a two thousand dollars a week.
solvent

(soll'-vent)
(adj. - money) financially sound; able to pay one's debts


Now that I'm finally -solvent-, I'm finally able to pay my rent.