Word of the Day

Word of the day- October 15, 2018

scanty

i. (adjective) small or insufficient in quantity or amount

Sentence– The workers paid whatever they could out of their scanty wages to their families.

The sentence reminds me of the books by Charles Dickens in which the workers had scanty salaries, so they lived in poor conditions. The word itself reminds me of some words I have used time and again in my class especially while talking about the shortage of water. Can you make any connections to any books or words?

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9 thoughts on “Word of the day- October 15, 2018”

  1. Glad to see that you have not only got the meaning of the word but are also using the idioms and similes we discussed well.

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  2. Dear ma’am Tarana
    The word which flashed across my mind while reading the meaning scanty is scarcity.
    Sentence – There is lot of scarcity of food in slums, so the people living there are very hungry.

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  3. Dear ma’am Tarana
    The word that flashes across my mind after reading the word scanty is scarcity.
    Sentence – There is a lot of scarcity of water in our colony, so the people are crying because of it.

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  4. Dear Ma’am Tarana,
    The word which flashed across my mind after reading the word scanty was scarcity.
    I have written scarcity in my dictionary as a synonym of scanty.
    Sentence :- The scarcity of water in the small town was destroying the livelihoods of most of the farmers.
    Eagerly waiting for the next word.
    Thanks
    Kirti
    5-A

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  5. Dear Ma’am Tarana,

    The word that flashes across my mind while reading the meaning is Scarcity(synonymous to scanty).
    Sentence : Less rains causes scarcity of water in the region.
    Regards,
    Dhanika Singh
    V E

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  6. Ma’am Tarana
    The word flashed across my mind was I read in a book and from this word I made a sentence of wastage of water.

    Udit
    Thanks ma’am
    5-a

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