- miserly, Miserly; excessively cheap.
- The old man died a wretch; eighty-thousand dollars in the mattress and as many holes in the roof.
- Not bountiful; thin; scant.
- The stew would have been more accurately labelled broth.
- impoverished, Impoverished; wanting for money.
- The poor horde, naught in the cooking pot and naught in the belly.
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