Word of the Week

By Annette Rey

Since I love words, and we writers need to know them, I am creating a new category for my site – Word of the Week. These words will be new, fun, unusual, and sometimes ancient – simply because all words can be useful as we continue down our writing (and reading) road.

Today’s word is:

ex·ig·u·ous

[eɡˈziɡyo͞oəs, ekˈsiɡyo͞oəs]

Exiguous is an adjective and means very small in size or amount.

His aristocratic family considered him a pauper due to his exiguous funds.

Synonyms are –

meager    inadequate   insufficient   small    scanty    paltry    negligible    modest    deficient       piddling       stingy   miserly   measly  niggardly    beggarly

Also:

Exiguousness, noun

Exiguously, adverb

 

 

 

 

 

 

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