SAT Reading Drill 1.6 Interpreting words and phrases in context

What does "frittered away" mean in this context? Wasted. Wasted by the way. Thoreau claims we fritter away our lives praying to modern complex distractions.

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her life to a delicious golden-brown a little sugar on the rose advocating for [woman in field]

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the simple life in this paragraph and the simple life is all about ridding

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oneself of modern distractions so as not to waste it reading the catechol to the [girls texting in a row]

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catechol on page 472 of the mortgage contract all right well a person's

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attention might be deflected B by the details of modern life but his or her

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life would continue on unfazed - despite the small stuff Thoros not saying that [fritters on a window]

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obsessing over the details of modern life makes one's life any shorter

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although too many fritters that might in fact on your lighter there's over just [bear and a man]

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moving on finally thorough found modern life corrupting to his character but the

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addition of a way in the sentence amines this choice doesn't quite fit so that's [bear smelling fritters]

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it we're moving on we're frittering