Word : penurious
1. Extremely poor.
2. Extremely frugal or stingy.
From Latin penuriosus (needy), from penuria (want, need). Earliest documented use: 1590.
“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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