Sunday, September 20, 2009


Exiguous: Exiguous implies small, meager, limited, derived from a Latin root meaning measured. Exiguous does not share its etymology with exit, external, exoskeleton, or exhale.
In London, where poverty could quickly lead to starvation or prison, he committed himself to the uncertain and exiguous income of a hack writer on Grub Street.
A Book for Today: Samuel Johnson by Jeffrey Meyers

She had a rudimentary knowledge of the law and her faith in the police was generally exiguous.

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