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Word of the Day: Parsimonious

by bill - 2010-11-14 ( education / language / english )

Our word of the day is parsimonious

(par-si-MO-nee-uhs)

adjective: Excessively sparing or frugal.

Etymology From Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimonia, from parcere (to spare). First recorded use: 1598.

Usage "President Calvin Coolidge was so with words that he became known as 'Silent Cal'." - Rob Christensen; Interesting, But Not Quite Convincing; The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina); Sep 12, 2010. (© Wordsmith Words)


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