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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·trav·a·gance /ɪkˈstrævɪgən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·trav·a·gance n.
 1. A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit.
 2. The state of being extravagant, wild, or prodigal beyond bounds of propriety or duty; want of moderation; excess; especially, undue expenditure of money; vaid and superfluous expense; prodigality; as, extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, demands.
    Some verses of my own, Maximin and Almanzor, cry vengeance on me for their extravagance.   --Dryden.
    The income of three dukes was enough to supply her extravagance.   --Arbuthnot.
 Syn: -- Wildness; irregularity; excess; prodigality; profusion; waste; lavishness; unreasonableness; recklessness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum
           or probability or truth; "we were surprised by the
           extravagance of his description" [syn: extravagancy]
      2: the trait of spending extravagantly [syn: prodigality, profligacy]
      3: excessive spending [syn: prodigality, lavishness, highlife,
          high life]