Learn English Words the Easy Way Series – Exiguous (adj)

in busy •  3 months ago 

This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.

Exiguous - (adj)

Meaning:

Meager. Limited.

In Part:

ex + igu (developed from –agu-) + ous

away + drive + [adj]

Literally, Exiguous means “drive away” things to the point that there isn’t much left anymore.

Hence, its source becomes “exiguous”.

Examples:

  1. Exiguous income.

  2. Exiguous resources .

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