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This week's theme: A medley of words
exiguous (ig-ZIG-yoo-uhs) adjective
Scanty; small; slender.
[From Latin exiguus (scanty), from exigere (to measure or to demand). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw) that's also the fount of such words as act, agent, agitate, litigate, synagogue, and ambassador.]
"Like most two-door cars, there are really only two seats. Sure, there
are a couple of exiguous rear chairs, fine for children and for those
adults of a masochistic disposition."
Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. -James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987)