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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Wednesday 4th July 2018
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exiguous (adjective) ex-IG-yu-us



Scanty, slender, meagre (meager [US]).

She gulped it down, paid the exiguous dispensing fee, and left the premises.

Elizabeth Russell Taylor, Tomorrow. Amazon

Noel, as in some sort a man of letters, or, at least, a professional journalist, was a member of Blacks' Club, which in those days had exiguous premises in Maiden Lane.

Arthur Machen, Holy Terrors. Amazon US

Together they had a noble breakfast, with waffles, and coffee not in exiguous cups but in large pots.

Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt. Amazon

Ironically, it was under Margaret Thatcher's first administration that another massive defence cut - including slashing the fleet and removing the last vestige of an already exiguous presence in the south Atlantic - led the Argentinian military junta to think that the Falklands were theirs for the taking.

Dan van der Tat, The Guardian, 26 July 2005. Guardian

He wasn't popular in the vicarage, although it must have been his army pay that eked out Grandfather's exiguous stipend.

Lorna Sage, Bad Blood: A Memoir. Amazon




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