When I was reading the dictionary the other day, I came across many, many fine words. Sometimes you just get lucky. And, today I share one with you. Don’t be greedy. There will be more words next week. Plus, how much can you realistically retain a day? Sometimes when I’m reading the paper I come across words I’ve defined on my blog, and I say, “Ooooh, goody! There’s one of my words,” quickly followed by, “I wish I could remember what it meant.”
Someday when my kids are grown, I’ll be able to remember stuff again.
For now I give you…
exiguous – (ig zig you us) adj. Scanty, meager, small. Example: The money I make blogging is exiguous.
If you saw my post yesterday, you’ll recall how I mentioned vacuuming up change, and how I would never do that because I’m no fool. I could use that nickel.
In my flusher days I used to let my kids pick up change they found on the ground. Now I race them to it, and bump them out of the way if they get there first. I need it more than they do. They have way more money than me – maybe because they spend all mine instead of using theirs. Parasites. My son even stashes his away in a box he locks with a key and then hides in his drawer because, clearly, he doesn’t trust his family. He won’t let anyone in his room when he’s opening the box so that we’ll never be able to crack the code and steal his money. Hey, I just want what’s owed to me.
Anyway, with a nickel and the 9 cents Kelly at Foxy Wine Pocket says she owes me I’ll eventually be able to afford a sandwich. I’m also starting to win essentials like clothing through giveaways on other people’s blogs so I just might be able to survive. Look at what I got from Foxy Wine Pocket:
Wanna see the detailing up close?
I’m well on my way to being homeless bag lady. Hey, if you see anybody on the street wearing these pants, throw me some spare change won’t you?
And, now for a bonus word (sung in show tune fashion by the voice of Nathan Lane in Birdcage or on “Modern Family” or just about any other role as a gay man he’s had).
See, I said I was only sharing one today, but the faithful remained stalwart, they stuck with me, and now they shall be rewarded. Because I’m not exiguous with my words (oh, yeah!).
The other word I give you is the word next to exiguous in the dictionary, and for that and no other reason, I give you, exigible.
exigible – (ek si ge bel) adj. Liable to be exacted; requirable (didn’t even know “requirable” was a word, but I think I’m gonna start using it, as in wearing a jacket when it is 20 degrees out is requirable.)
What troubles me about this word, though, is if you say something is requirable, does that mean it’s required or only that it could be required? It’s confusing.
I still like it and I’ll definitely use it because it’s fun to say, and it reminds me of gerbil. Maybe I could use both in a sentence and say, “Some exigible essentials for responsible gerbil owners are food, water and a cage.”
Or on a super fancy wedding invitation you could write: “This is a black-tie event. Tuxedos are exigible.”
But what I really wanted to say is this: “Mark my words, I will get those kitty stretch pants from Kelly. I won the contest fair and square, and under contest rules the pants are exigible by law.”
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