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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Living on alms.noun:
2. Like a beggar.
1. A beggar.
2. A member of any of various orders of friars forbidden to own property and living on alms.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin mendicare (to beg), from mendicus (beggar), from mendum (defect).
USAGE:"But Metro, a perennial mendicant with no dependable dedicated, long-term source of capital funding, could hardly afford to scrap or completely rebuild the older cars."
Common Sense at Metro; Washington Post; Sep 30, 2009.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:He who praises everybody, praises nobody. -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784)