Widespread, not enough

meager
(adj)
MEE-gǝr
Meaning

scanty; inadequate; small in quantity

1st Sample Sentence

In his will, he left his children only a meager portion of his huge fortune, leaving the rest to his wife.

Root

macer macris (thin, lean) (Latin)

Synonyms

meager, sparse

Antonyms

lavish

Mnemonics

meager = m + eager concentrate on "eager". A person is eager only when he/she is in a desperate need of something inadequate or scanty in supply.

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