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The dict-ified word of the day is penury

| source : web1913 | Penury \Pen"u*ry\, n. [L. penuria; cf. Gr. ? hunger, ? poverty, need, ? one who works for his daily bread, a poor man, ? to work for one's daily bread, to be poor: cf. F. p['e]nurie.] 1. Absence of resources; want; privation; indigence; extreme poverty; destitution. ``A penury of military forces.'' --Bacon. They were exposed to hardship and penury. --Sprat. It arises in neither from penury of thought. --Landor. 2. Penuriousness; miserliness. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor. | source : wn | penury n : a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless" [syn: {indigence}, {need}, {pauperism}]

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