Pronounced: FAK-shus, adj

Notes: I was close to the meaning, but not quite, so I’ve added it. Maybe you know it?

Yesterday’s word

The word exiguous means “scanty; meager; small; slender”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

For some reason, I thought our word meant “hard; difficult” instead of what is does mean. Our word comes from the Latin word exiguus (scanty in measure or number; small), which comes from exigere (to drive out; measure; exact).

Rejected word

I decided not to use the word viva voce (vie-vuh VOE-see or vie-vuh VOE-chay) because I happened to know the meaning from the book Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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