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Today's Word "exiguous"

Extremely scanty on

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exiguous \ig-ZIG-yoo-us\ (adjective) - Extremely scanty; meager.

"Janice worked as a waitress in an effort to supplement her exiguous income working at a big box retailer, although neither employer was sympathetic to the other's schedule."

 

Exiguous comes from Latin exiguus, "strictly weighed; too strictly weighed," hence "scanty, meager," from exigere, "to determine; to decide; to weigh."

 

 

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