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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Extremely poor.
2. Extremely frugal or stingy.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin penuriosus (needy), from penuria (want, need). Earliest documented use: 1590.
USAGE:"Precisely because authors are penurious, however, most of us supplement our income by reviewing."
Francis Wheen; The Hunting of the Snark; The Financial Times (London, UK); Aug 5, 2011.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968)